NetID & Email

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) maintains free computing and email accounts, known as NetIDs, for all current faculty, staff and students.

OTS helps the campus access the services provided by those accounts and offers support via email, phone, in-person assistance, self-help documentation and self-help tools. 

What is a NetID?

A "NetID" is the core computing account assigned to each faculty member, staff member and student at Towson University. NetIDs consist of:

  • usernames
  • email addresses
  • passwords
  • sets of computing services to which the NetID provides access

Who can have a NetID?

These individuals can have a NetID, each with various services:

  • students
  • faculty
  • staff
  • retirees
  • faculty emeritus
  • UB/TU MBA students
  • sponsored guests of the university

Available NetID Services

For Students

Student NetIDs include:

Students in the joint UB/TU MBA program are also entitled to a subset of NetID services. 

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty/staff NetIDs include:

Other Types of NetIDs

There are other types of faculty/staff-like NetIDs which offer a subset of services to:

  • retirees
  • faculty emeritus
  • server administrators
  • sponsored guests of the university

NetID Management

Several NetID management self-help tools are available to assist in tasks such as:

  • activating a NetID for the first time
  • resetting a forgotten password
  • reviewing basic information about a NetID

NetID holders must maintain a password, and if forgotten, they can use a security question and answer previously chosen by them to reset that password.

All NetID holders should follow the University's Guidelines for Responsible Computing


For Students

In partnership with Google, the university provides TU students with Google-hosted email accounts. Email is accessible once you have activated your NetID. Visit the Student NetIDs & Email  page for login and account details.

For Faculty/Staff

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. Visit the Faculty/Staff NetIDs & Email Web page for login and account details.