Your Unity ID has 8 or fewer characters and is automatically generated from your name in a two-step procedure:
- A string of letters is created using the initials of your first and middle names and the first six letters of your last name, all in lower case.
- If this string matches one previously created for someone else, the last letter will be replaced with or followed by a numeral. Here are some examples:
- George William Abernathy's would be "gwaberna."
- Mary Jones Smith's Unity ID would be "mjsmith."
- Melissa Jane Smith's would be "mjsmith2" because of the duplicated letters.
If you don't know your Unity ID, it may be frustrating or time-consuming to try guessing it, since it might contain a numeral. Contact the NC State Help Desk during normal business hours if you need help determining it.
Using your Unity ID together with your password, you can:
- Access your campus-based email.
- Access any workstation in a Unity or Eos lab.
- Manage files in your personal AFS file space.
- Access certain NC State web pages that are not available to the public.
- Access the Pack Tracks system (http://www.ncsu.edu/registrar/) to register for classes, review your class schedules and waitlist status, view your transcript and make address changes.
- Read articles on electronic reserve through Library Services (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu).
- Turn in homework electronically using tools such as WebAssign.
Once I've come up with a new password, how do I replace my old one? You can change your Unity password online by filling out and submitting the form found at https://sysnews.ncsu.edu/passwd/.