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TAMU:UINvsNetID

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TAMUS UIN vs. TAMU NetID

TAMUS UIN

A Universal Identification Number (UIN) is assigned by Texas A&M to applicants, employees and affiliates. It is used in place of Social Security numbers to identify permanent records.

Note that your UIN is issued by the TAMU System and not the local campus.

Although this may be on your student/employee ID, this number is rarely needed for accessing systems on the TAMU campus. Exceptions might be the office of the register, the office of identity or [1].

As mentioned above, this is a pseudo-SSN. As such, you should treat it with some care. You don't need to make it as private as your social security number (which you should always keep secure) but you don't need to make it as public as your phone number.

TAMU NetID

95% (a guess) of logins on the TAMU campus will want your NetID. This was issued by