For years, newly admitted students at Cal had to wait overnight to complete their onboarding tasks, such as creating their CalNet ID and passphrase. The delay was due to an overnight batch process in which new student data was migrated from Student Information Systems (SIS) to CalNet overnight, before a UID could be produced.
The UID is a Unique ID. Every campus user, whether student, staff, faculty, guest, or affiliate, has a UID. The presence of a UID allows a user to create a CalNet ID.
Students must wait no more.