NetIDs for Visitors

Wi-fi only?

If your visitor only needs wi-fi access, you do not need a Guest NetID.

Please see our information on the UNR-Guest Wireless Network.

Many departments bring in Visiting Scholars or Affiliates to complete research or assist with major projects. These people are not recorded in the HR databases, and therefore do not automatically get assigned a NetID.

If a department needs a visitor to receive a NetID, the department must enter them in Workday as an Affiliate or Volunteer for compliance and licensing reasons. Affiliates are visitors who are already covered for liability by their home institution or organization. Volunteers are visitors doing work for the university and have liability coverage paid for by the university during the period they are doing work. Departments sponsoring volunteers must submit a completed UNR Volunteer Packet to BCN HR. 

Once the department enters a visitor in Workday, the visitor will receive and email with instructions to activate their NetID. As soon as their NetID is activated, the visitor can use it to log in on campus computers and wireless. 

If a visitor does not have a Social Security Number which is required to be entered to Workday, the department must complete an Application for Computing Resources. For auditing purposes, a detailed description of the work the person will be doing that requires a NetID is required on the form. 

For example, instead of writing "Research", please enter in something more detailed, such as "Researching different traffic patterns in urban environments". NetIDs give access to licensed products that cost the University money per user. Therefore, a detailed description of the use of the NetID will help us verify proper authentication and use when the user accounts get audited.

Once completed, it can be faxed to (775) 784-4399 or delivered to the OIT Support Center Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. The form will then get sent to OIT Management for approval, and the account will be created. The visitor is usually notified via their personal email that the account is ready for activation.

Under 18?

There are specific guidelines and regulations for departments hosting visitors who are minors. Visit the BCN Volunteers website for more information.