Account Activation - USD Email


This service provides access to the university's network and computing resources, which is comprised of a username and password.   

To activate your account click the Activate Account Button

For detailed instructions see Account Pickup - Account Activation- Setting up USD Account

Note: Password Requirements and Best Practices

You will need the following to complete these steps

  1. Your USD email address that was provided to you
  2. Access to the phone or personal email you used to apply
  3. Mobile Device to setup Duo multifactor authentication 

Student accounts are available to activate two days after being accepted to USD

Faculty, staff and affiliate accounts are available to activate two days after the account is approved by HR
Note: Supervisors must complete an Account Request form for a USD account to be created for the following:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Temp 
  • Adjunct
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Affiliate
  • Volunteers

Below you will find a list of some of the services provided by ITS that your Activated USD Account allows you access to:

Applications requiring first.lastname as username:

  • On-Campus Printing
  • Wireless Access

Applications requiring your full email as the username:

  • Office 365 Email
  • myUSD Portal 
  • SNAP
  • D2L
  • Microsoft Office
  • WebEx
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Survey Software
  • Zoom
    Note: To see a full list please view Applications that use Single Sign-On
Available To

USD Faculty, Staff, Students and Affiliates


There is no cost for this service


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Activate Account

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