Computing Accounts Overview


All active students, faculty, and staff are provided access to the University's computing facilities. All users are automatically assigned a unique network identity (NetID) upon activation of their computing accounts. This NetID provides access to a variety of University services and systems.

Details / Instructions

The University of Richmond has an Acceptable Use Policy that you are agreeing to when you activate any and all of your computing accounts and it is recommended that you read and understand these policies.

The campus-wide information services available to you may include:

In addition, each student will be given print credits to be used for printing in classrooms and labs as well as libraries that are managed by Information Systems (see Student Printing).


Your computing accounts are available to you as long as you are designated as an "active" student, faculty, or staff at the University. A student's status ("active" or "inactive") is determined by the Registrar's Office, whereas the status of an employee is determined by the Department of Human Resources. If your status at the University becomes "inactive," your computing accounts will be terminated after a predetermined amount of time. See Account Expirations for further details on how long your computing account may be available for use once you are designated as "inactive" at the University.


Official University administrative and academic departments may request a shared mailbox to facilitate operations and communications for that particular department. This may be preferable to having an email address that is tied to a particular individual (who might someday leave the University). Please see Departmental Mailboxes and Folders for more information on how to request such an account.


Volunteer and contractor accounts are temporary accounts that are created to give computer and/or network resource access to individuals while they are working on campus. (please see What are Volunteer and Contractor Accounts? for more information).


The purpose of affiliate accounts is to allow those individuals who are not faculty, staff, or students of the University to use public workstations in the libraries and computer labs found around campus. (please see Affiliate Accounts for more information).


Short-term visitors to the University of Richmond campus may connect their Wi-Fi enabled device to the 'VisitUR' wireless network for access to the commodity Internet and the public facing web sites. (please see What is the 'VisitUR' Wi-Fi network? for more information).

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