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How Do I Activate My Account?

Your Illinois State University account must be activated to gain access to My Illinois State, Office 365, and ReggieNet.

Activate Your Account

To activate your account, do the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Activate ULID Now.
  3. Enter your University ID number (UID) and your birth date and click Continue.
    Note: ULID account UID numbers may be found on your Redbird ID card or acceptance letter. DLID account UID numbers are delivered through the official secure messaging service, SendTo.
  4. Complete the form and click Continue.
  5. An email message will be sent to the third party address provided in the previous step.
  6. Click the link in the email to validate your email address. After verifying, you will be directed to complete the rest of the activation process.
    IMPORTANT: This process must be completed using the same browser and device (e.g. Do not start the process on a computer and open the email link using another device such as a cell phone).
  7. Review the agreement on the Electronic Signature Acknowledgement Form and do one of the following:
    • To opt in to eConsent, click I Consent, enter your initials, and click Continue.
    • To opt out of eConsent, click I Opt Out, enter your initials, and click Continue.
  8. Check Agree to the Appropriate Use Policy and click Continue.
    • To review this policy, click the link provided.
  9. Create your password and security question and click Continue.

Your account has been successfully activated. Office 365 access may be unavailable for up to 1 hour after account activation.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at

For assistance with your UID number, contact the Registrar Service Center at 309-438-2188.

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