Request the PIN of an Individual's NetID

All MSU faculty and staff are auto-assigned an MSU NetID and PIN once their paperwork has been completed by MSU Human Resources.

Other MSU Affiliated persons will receive a NetID and 4-digit PIN based on confirmation of MSU affiliation and/or sponsorship by an MSU department.

In either case, the 4-digit PIN is needed for activating a NetID for the first-time or for resetting a forgotten NetID password. Fill out the form below to acquire your 4-digit PIN.

Please enter one of the following:
If you are a Guardian, please provide your contact information
PIN Delivery
    • Provide a non-MSU email address to receive your PIN via File Depot ( The sender of the email notification will appear as ''File Depot (''. You may need to check your SPAM folder to find the messages.

NEW Faculty, Appointed Visiting Scholars and Staff
Important! Read before submitting your request.

NEW Faculty, Appointed Visiting Scholars, and Staff should contact the ID Office at (517)355-4500 to determine if your paperwork has been fully processed through your department and Academic Human Resources.

Note that if you were previously a student at MSU you will retain the same NetID that you were assigned as a student, however your privileges will be updated.