USD Account Activation


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

You will need the following to complete these steps

Note: Once you start the Account Pickup process, you will need to complete it.  Otherwise, you will need to contact the Service Desk for assistance with the Duo authentication

  • Mobile Device
  • First Name 
  • Last Name - entered without any dashes or spaces 
  • Date of Birth - entered as 2 digit month, 2 digit day and 4 digit year xx/xx/xxxx
  • Authentication Option:
    • Faculty & Staff need the last 4 of their SSN
    • Students need their Student ID 

Student accounts are available to activate 24 hours after being accepted to USD 

Faculty, staff and affiliate accounts are available to activate 24 hours 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 
  • Equipment Checkout Note: username is Case Sensitive First.Lastname
  • Survey Software
  • Zoom
  • Wireless Access

Applications requiring your full email as the username:

Available To

USD Faculty, Staff, Students and Affiliates


There is no cost for this service


Acceptable Use of Information Technology Systems