Student Computing Orientation

Getting Started

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

  • Email
  • Network Storage Space
  • Student Web Space
  • MyCLE (also known as Blackboard)
  • Access to computers in our campus labs
  • Network Printing

Simply follow these steps to get started:

Step 1. Read the Policy on Information Resources for Students.

Step 2. Get your XID.

This is your Clemson University Identification Number. It’s a unique, eight-digit number that serves as your student ID number. You should have received your XID number in your Admissions Acceptance packet.

Step 3. Lookup your Network Account Login Information.

Upon acceptance, you are assigned a Clemson University computer user identification. This is a permanent, unique-to-you identifier that you will use every time you access the Clemson computer network. You may also see or hear it referred to as your Username.

This also designates your official Clemson University email address (for example, Jones2@clemson.edu, where “Jones2” is your USERNAME). By default your password is set to the last 4 digits of your social security number.  For International Students who do not have a social security number, your password is set to the last 4 digits of your NR number.  NR number is a temporary ID that is generated during the application process.

  • Undergraduate Students
    • Undergraduate Students will receive a letter from Clemson University Admissions that contains their XID and USERNAME. Should you misplace this document, you can contact the CCIT Support Center at ITHELP@clemson.edu or (864)656-3494. 
  • Graduate Students
    • Graduate Students will receive a letter from Clemson University Admissions that contains their XID and USERNAME. Should you misplace this document, you can contact the CCIT Support Center at ITHELP@clemson.edu or (864)656-3494.