Information for New Users

Welcome to UC Berkeley!

How to Create a CalNet ID

  • New Undergraduate admits will be provided with a link in CalCentral as part of their admissions process. See for more information.
  • Extension students (with the exception of Fall Program for Freshman undergraduates) do not gain CalNet IDs as they are not matriculated students.
  • All other new students, including GraduateSummer Sessions, and Concurrent Enrollment students can click here to create CalNet ID
  • Faculty, staff and other affiliates should see Activate CalNet ID
  • Guests: see CalNet Sponsored Guests
  • Alumni: see

Before You Create your CalNet ID

  • Before you create your CalNet ID, review:
  • After you create your CalNet ID, bConnected will automatically create a bMail address for you using your CalNet ID as the handle of your bMail address. Choose your CalNet ID carefully.

Next, Enroll in 2-Step

All users are required to enroll in CalNet 2-Step after creating new CalNet ID, or activating an existing CalNet ID.

When You Leave

About CalNet