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New User Orientation


To Activate Your NetID and UIC Email Address

New students wishing to obtain ACCC services, such as Email, Blackboard, UICalendar, etc., should begin with activating your UIC Netid and password. During the activation of your NetID and UIC email address you will be asked to set a password, which will allow you access to your email and other application such as blackboard.

If you already have obtained an ACCC password and email account, you can create an additional ACCC account or service.


Computer Security

Before you connect to UIC network, please check the following steps with your computer:

  • Firewall, Automatic Updates, and Virus Protection have to be on. You may click on Start Menu, go to Control Panel, and then choose Security Center to make sure the security status. If you don’t have any Antivirus Program on your computer, you may download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost from UIC Web Store.
  • Apply Patches. The application of patches to your system on a timely basis is crucial to the security of your system. To apply patches, the easiest way is to click on the Start Menu and find the icon that says Windows Update next to it. Click on this to start the process.


Technical Service Request

To request a technical assistance, we strongly recommend you to submit a Service Request which is the best way for us to track the service and do the follow-up.


Purchasing Request

To request for purchasing, log in to Intranet to proceed the order.