The NetID is your unique login credential. The NetID is established within 24-48 hours in which you will receive an email that includes your NetID and Rice ID upon completion of your acceptance or employment status.
NetID is a short username, typically your initials followed by a number, like "abc1".
Rice Student ID is an "S" followed by 8 digits, such as "S01234567". and a Rice Employee ID is an "E" followed by 8 digits, such as "E01234567".
When can I activate my NetID?
Activate Your NetID>: Activation is for new faculty, staff and students only. If you have previous affiliation at Rice and was issued an account, please contact the Help Desk.
Manage Your NetID Account: Account Summary, Change Password, Create Email Alias, Select Primary Email Alias, VPN Access.
Reset NetID Password | Forgot Password?
MyNetID.rice.edu | Account Management Instructions and Help
In order to use computers on the Rice Network, all users must:
Rice undergraduates use Google Applications for calendars, document sharing, and email.
Rice faculty, staff, and graduate students use Google Applications for calendar and document sharing only. Email is managed through Rice webmail.
To learn how to use your Google account, click the link below:
Many of you will have arrived at Rice with a variety of devices and consoles that make use of the internet for advanced functionality. The following is a list of devices for which there is a setup guide:
Connecting Your Game Console Guide
Connecting Your Smart Phone and Mobile Devices.
Complete this form for giving a specific device access to the wired network.
Owlspace is the Rice Course & Collaboration Management system. Many of your classes will use this system to distribute and return assignments as well as send class announcemnts. Click on the image below to take a look at our quick user guide.
The Rice Office of Information Technology offers a considerable amount of resources. The following is a list of resources.
Rice Office of Information Technology
Online Tutorials (Docs) Rice OIT publishes a confluence wiki which is a compendium of information compiled by everyone in the IT Department.
IT Support Services | Quick Links | OIT Forms | Open a Support Services Ticket
MyNetID.rice.edu | Account Management Instructions
Software Available for Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students
Software Available for Students
Laptop Purchase Guidelines for Students Provided by OIT Student Computing Consultants
OIT Self-Service Portal | Change NetID password | View print charges
Rice OIT Help Desk
Location: Mudd Building Room 103
Hours: Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-348-4357 (713-348-HELP)
Request for Help: IT Support Services
Walk-In OIT Services | Mudd 103: SCCs (Student Computer Consultants) can help with technical issues including - connectivity to the network;
printing; virus and malware removal; and diagnose hardware & software problems.
O-Week Only | Fondren Library | Sun. Aug 14 - Fri. Aug. 19: OIT Walk-In Services | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.