Your UID Number
Your University Identification (UID) Number is a nine-digit number that uniquely identifies you at Illinois State University. Your UID Number is printed on the front of your Redbird Card.
What is my UID Number used for?
Your UID Number is used for all business internal to the University. For example, your UID Number is used to track your academic progress at Illinois State. You also need your UID Number to activate your ULID account (to get access to email, computer labs, Datastore, etc.). If you forget your password, you'll need your UID Number to reset it.
For questions and assistance with your UID Number, contact the Registrar Service Center in Moulton Hall 107 or by phone at (309) 438-2188. Or visit the Office of the University Registrar PIN and UID webpage.
Your UID Number, ULID, and Social Security Number
Since they have similar acronyms, it can be easy to confuse your UID Number and your ULID. Your UID Number is also similar to your Social Security Number.
- UID Number: A nine-digit number that uniquely identifies you at Illinois State University. Your UID Number is functionally similar to your Social Security Number.
- ULID: ULID stands for University Logon ID. Your ULID is the first part of your email address, and it's also the user name you should use to log on to university computers and services.
- Social Security Number: Illinois State University uses your Social Security Number (SSN) when dealing with offices and agencies outside the University, such as for insurance, benefits, financial aid, loans, etc.