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Network Accounts

User Support Services oversees the creation and maintenance of network/email accounts on campus. Network accounts provide logon access to campus computers, email, library databases and personal storage. Network accounts are automatically created for full-time faculty, staff and active students.


Student accounts are created automatically. Network and email accounts are issued after matriculation at the College. Accounts for students entering Fall Semester are issued about June 1st. Accounts for students entering in the Spring Semester are issued when Fall Semester classes end. New Summer Session students receive their account information at the end of Spring Semester. Late registrants are issued accounts within three business days of their registration. Please contact the Information Services Help Desk at with questions about your network and email accounts.

Attention New Faculty and Staff:

When your paperwork at Human Resources is complete, you will be given your MyRIC/RIC email/network account. MyRIC is a portal which provides Rhode Island College students, faculty and staff with access to the college's online systems (Blackboard, EMS and etc).

Notification of the creation of your MyRIC/RIC email/network account will be sent to the new hire’s personal email account  (MyRIC/RIC email/network account notification comes from the User Support Services HelpDesk).  In the event a personal email account is not available, the new hire will be notified by phone. If the new hire cannot be reached by email or phone, notification will be sent via U.S. mail to their home address.

Information on how to use your accounts

If you have a network account, please click on one of the following links:

For Students

Student MyRIC / network/email account information, student e-mail account information, logging onto a campus computer, changing your network password, changing your MyRIC password, using your student home directory.

For Faculty/Staff

Faculty / Staff account information, logging onto a campus computer, changing your network password, checking your e-mail, using WEBMAIL.

Page last updated: January 04, 2016