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Network Username

The Network Username is used to access university email, the wired and wireless networks, Blackboard and other university systems. The Network Username is a unique, automatically generated eight-character combination of your first and last names. If your last name is common, your Network Username may contain your middle initial or numbers. 


  • Your Network Username is assigned to you when you are accepted to the university.
  • Your Network Username will be active for one (undergraduate) or two (graduate) years after graduation.
  • You can view your Network Username and manage your password in


  • You must have a valid password for your Network Username.
  • For security purposes, your Network Username password will expire every six months. You will receive an email from the UTS Service Desk when your password is nearing expiration.
  • Never reveal your password to anyone. No university employee will ask for your password.
  • If you forget your password, you can establish a new password at
  • Resetting the password for your Network Username will change it on all systems that use the Network Username and password for login access.
  • You can test your Network Username and password to ensure you are using the correct credentials.
  • You can change your Network Username if your name changes or if the ID is offensive.
  • Need assistance with your Network Username? Contact the UTS Service Desk or visit the Carolina Tech Zone for free technology support.