Accounts & Access

Your FAUNet ID is the account name you use to log in to many of the systems you will utilize in your daily life at the University. It is part of your official FAU e-mail address (e.g., FAU uses single sign-on for most applications. This means that you will use the same FAUNet ID and password for most of the applications offered to you as a student, faculty member, and/or staff member.

FAUNet ID Activation

If you are a new user, prior to logging in to any of FAU’s systems with your new FAUNet ID, you must activate your FAUNet ID by visiting the FAU Account Self-Services portal. 


A student’s FAUNet ID is generated upon admission to FAU. The FAUNet ID is provided to you in your acceptance letter with instructions on how to activate your account.


Faculty and staff FAUNet IDs are generated when the onboarding process has been completed within Workday. You will receive an e-mail notification with your FAUNet ID and instructions on how to activate your account.

Activate Your Account at the Account Self-Services Portal

For detailed instructions, please read the How to Activate your FAUNet ID (pdf).

Note: Once you activate your FAUNet ID, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the SMS feature in the FAU Account Self-Service system. The SMS feature enables you to reset your forgotten password by using a verification code sent via SMS.

FAUNet ID Changes

Your original FAUNet ID (user name) is not subject to change. There are two exceptions: (1) if an error was made in the spelling of your name that affected the FAUNet ID assigned to you or (2) if you have legally changed your name (such as through marriage). Prior to changing your FAUNet ID, you must have had your legal name change recorded in the University database. To do this, faculty and staff must contact Human Resources; students must contact the Registrar’s Office. Once your name change has been officially entered, you may submit an FAUNet ID Change request.

Retired Faculty

Retiring faculty are eligible to keep their FAU email address after leaving the University. The faculty member must make the request with Human Resources at the exit interview.

Departmental Account

A departmental account is created upon request from the department head or a designated representative. The accounts are accessed via the personal account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access.

Submit a New Departmental Account Request

Courtesy E-mail Addresses

A courtesy email can be requested by a department on behalf of guests, contractors, etc. who work closely with FAU. Courtesy accounts are active for one year at a time. The request must be submitted by the department head or a designated representative. If the account needs to be renewed when the year is up, a new request must be submitted for the account to remain active.

Submit a Courtesy Account Request