New Faculty/Staff IT Checklist

Begin with these basic steps to get started using information technology at Texas A&M.


  • Set up your password on the Single Sign-On system.
    You will need your UIN and your department's ADLOC code. Contact your departmental or agency administrator for assistance.
  • Go to the Aggie Account Gateway and click Claim Your NetID:
    • Activate your NetID to create the username and password for accessing many Texas A&M resources and the email address that appears in the Texas A&M directory. You will need your UIN to set up your NetID.
    • Set up Self-Service Password Reset, which allows you to reset a forgotten NetID password without contacting Help Desk Central.
  • Receive special accounts required for your position, such as Compass (if needed). Ask your supervisor for guidance.


  • Set up your email account. 
    Ask your departmental or agency IT administrator for help.
  • Manage your account information, including forwarding options for "" email address and your directory listing at the Aggie Account Gateway.
  • Set up voicemail, including recording your greeting (optional). 
    See the Voicemail System Guide for instructions.
  • Set up TAMULink wireless on your laptop and other mobile devices (optional).
  • Set up Virtual Private Network on your home computer to securely access the campus network (if needed).


  • Enroll in Code Maroon, Texas A&M's emergency notification service, to receive text message alerts to your cell phone.
  • Complete assigned online training, including Information Security Awareness Training. You will receive email reminders to take required training. 

Additional Faculty Tasks