Who Gets a UIN

Many forms and types of interactions with a university, campus, or unit program in the U of I System—no matter how brief they were—result in a UIN being created. 

Automatic UIN generation

UINs are generated or retrieved automatically for:

  • Persons who apply or ever applied for admission, regardless of whether or not they are/were accepted or attend(ed)
  • Paid employees

Routine UIN creation

Our Help Desk always creates (or assigns existing, match-confirmed) UINs that are requested for:

  • Unpaid employees
  • Persons working at UI Health through a staffing agency who need a NetID and/or an ID card
  • High school students at the Noble Street Charter School in Chicago
  • High school students at the University Laboratory High School ("Uni High") in Urbana
  • Eligible community and employee family members who arrange for Campus Recreation membership
  • SHIELDT3 mobile testing site workers
  • Students of UIUC's Fire Service Institute or Police Training Institute
  • Faculty and staff annuitant retirees

Other UIN creation

We create or assign existing, confirmed-match UINs for other affiliated persons. These affiliates include, but are not limited to:

  • Visiting faculty and guest lecturers
  • Students not seeking degrees
  • Employees of official University Related Organizations
  • Alumni
  • Participants in university-, college- and department-run programs
  • Persons who need NetIDs
  • Others as needed or deemed appropriate for the University of Illinois and that person