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UIN and NetID Retrieval

To obtain your 9-digit Universal Identification Number (or UIN), please go to and follow the steps.

Former Student Account Activation

Former students who graduated in the previous two years will be able to use their NetID for the first two years after their last term of enrollment. You can log in to the Howdy Portal using your NetID and your NetID password. Your NetID expires two years after your last term of enrollment.

If you have forgotten your NetID or your NetID password, you will need to contact Help Desk Central at

Former students who attended Texas A&M University in the fall semester of 1985 or later may use the services available through Howdy at shown in the screenshot below.

Additional information regarding account activation for former student access to Howdy may be found at the Help Desk Central website.

Please contact the Office of Records at or +974.4423.0078 for more information.