Employee Computing Orientation

Getting Started with Computing at Clemson 

Clemson University provides its employees with an extensive set of computing resources. Your Clemson University Network Account provides you with access to:

  • Email
  • Network Storage Space
  • Employee Web Space
  • MyCLE (also known as Blackboard)
  • Workgroups
  • Access to computers in our campus labs and in our technology enhanced classrooms
  • Network Printing

Simply follow these steps to get started:

Step 1. Read the Acceptable Use Policy for Employees.

Step 2. Get your XID.

Your Cross Identification Number (XID) is a unique, eight-digit number starting with the letter C that serves as your Employee ID number. You should have received your XID number from the HR Representative completing your initial paperwork. This number can also be found on the front of your Tiger1 Card.

You can request a specific Username at the time that you complete your HR paperwork. Otherwise, your Username will automatically be generated within 24 Hours of your HR paperwork being completed. Your username at that time will appear in the online phonebook.  Use the search feature in the phonebook to look yourself up.  You will find your username in the USERNAME column. By default your password is set to the last 5 numbers of your social security number. If your username was manually generated, then your password will be set to the last 5 numbers of user's employee XID number found on the front of your Tiger1 card.

This also designates your official Clemson University email address (for example, Jones2@clemson.edu, where “Jones2” is your USERNAME).