The Office of Technology Services (OTS) maintains free computing and email accounts, known as NetIDs, for all current faculty and staff.
A "NetID" is the core computing account assigned to each employee at Towson University. It consists of a username, email address, a password, and a set of computing services to which the NetID provides access including email, online file storage, web publishing, chat, video conferencing, and wireless access services.
There are other types of faculty/staff-like NetIDs which offer a subset of services to retirees, faculty emeritus, server administrators, and sponsored guests of the university.
Your NetID is automatically created upon hiring, but you'll need to activate it. Use the NetID Management tools to activate a NetID for the first time or manage an existing one. When your faculty/staff NetID is created:
NetIDs can be requested for sponsored guests, employees of other vendors and organizations on campus, student employees, and server administrators. To start this process, Faculty/Staff should submit a TechHelp service request.
Established passwords must be changed every six months, and must follow TU Password Guidelines. Password expiration warning notifications will be sent automatically through TU email in advance. Use the NetID Management tools to reset a forgotten or expired password. Never give out your NetID password to anyone - OTS staff will never need it.
In partnership with Microsoft, the university provides TU faculty and staff with Microsoft Office 365-hosted email accounts. Email is accessible once you have activated your NetID. To access your Office 365 email account online: