Activate CalNet ID

Faculty and Staff

Please note that it can take up to three days AFTER your record is entered in the campus HR system before you will be able to claim a CalNet account.

Faculty and staff can create their CalNet ID by taking the following steps:

Affiliates

Please note that it can take up to three days AFTER your record is entered in the campus HR system before you will be able to claim a CalNet account.

Affiliates can create their CalNet ID by taking the following steps:

If you are not a current UCB student, faculty or staff member and do not have a CalNet ID but need access to CalNet services, you may be able to obtain an affiliate CalNet ID with the approval of a campus department with whom you are associated. Please contact your department for more information.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are eligible for CalNet services, but must register with the VSPA office prior to obtaining an affiliate CalNet ID from their sponsoring department.

Guests

Once a Sponsor creates a CalNet Guest account, the guest will receive an invitation in their non-Berkeley or personal email address.  

  • The invitation contains a CalNet ID and an Activation Key with instructions on how to create a CalNet passphrase for the account.
  • An Activation Key is temporary and expires 14 days after the invitation is sent. Each key may only be used once.
  • An Activation Key is not a CalNet passphrase and cannot be used to log in to CalNet. 
  • If the Activation Key expires before the passphrase is created, the guest's Sponsor will need to delete and re-create the guest account.

Students

Students can create a CalNet ID upon invitation from the registrar.