CalNet ID

The CalNet ID is your self-selected username and is used in conjunction with your passphrase to authenticate and access most web-based campus services. CalNet policy requires that each account holder protect their CalNet ID as carefully as they would other personal IDs (e.g. Social Security or credit card numbers) and the CalNet passphrase information “must not be revealed to any other person for any reason” as it can then be used to access confidential information (e.g. grades, financial records, etc.). You may review the full requirements at the following URL:

If you need help with your CalNet ID and passphrase, assistance may be requested in either of the following manners:

  • In person at Cal 1 Card office -- 180 Cesar Chavez Center, Lower Sproul Plaza
  • By phone at (510) 642-4126
  • Via e-mail to

More information about CalNet is available at the CalNet website and the IST Knowledge base.