CruzID Account Information
Your CruzID is your UCSC account, sometimes referred to as your username, that gives you access to many IT services at UCSC such as email, wireless networking, eCommons, MyUCSC, Campus Directory and ResNet. For example, in an email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org, the "bslug" is the CruzID.
Everyone at UCSC is issued CruzIDs when they are hired or enroll. People who have been at UCSC for a while may know their CruzID by other names: "UCSCID," "CruzMail account," "CATS account," "username."
Staff and Faculty employees are given a CruzID form during their on-boarding process to complete, sign, and email or fax the form to the ITS Support Center for processing.
If you are affiliated with UCSC, but not an undergraduate, graduate, staff, or faculty, you may request a sundry account that gives you a CruzID. Sundry accounts are reviewed annually. Affiliates who qualify for a Sundry CruzID are: concurrently enrolled students, extension students, Summer Session students, and individuals/agencies officially affiliated with UCSC such as contractors. In some cases, sponsors are required for Sundry applicants; each sponsor must be a career UCSC employee who can attest to the identity of the applicant. Eligibility is subject to compliance with university policy.
CruzIDs may use different passwords, depending on the service or application that you login to. How do you know which one to use? In most cases, the password is indicated with a Gold password or Blue password icon on the login screen.
If you don't know your CruzID password, please call the ITS Support Center at (831) 459-4357. If you are a student, you can submit an IT Request Ticket to request your password. Faculty and staff must call and verify their identity over the phone.