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Your Computing ID is the username before “” in your SFU email address. It is your digital key to login to the University’s technology services available to you.

What is my Computing ID?

Your Computing ID is different from the 9-digit student number on your SFU ID card. It is the username before "" in your SFU email address. For example, if your SFU email is "", your SFU Computing ID is "kipling".

Use your SFU Computing ID and your password to login to the University's technology services available to you, including:

Where can I find my Computing ID?

For undergraduate students:

Check your non-SFU email address for an email with the subject line of "Your SFU Computing ID is available".

You will only receive this email after accepting SFU's offer of admission by paying the deposit. Depends on when your first semester is, you will receive the email at the following scheduled time:

  • Starting in September: Email sent in mid-June
  • Starting in January: Email sent in mid-October
  • Starting in May: Email sent in mid-February

If you confirm your offer of admission after the scheduled date, you will be sent an email within 5 days of paying your deposit.

For graduate students:

The process for new graduate students should be similar to that of undergraduate students, but it may vary. It is best to contact your department if you have paid your $250 deposit and there seems to be an undue delay in you receiving the email notification containing your SFU Computing ID activation instructions.

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More about Computing ID

Have more questions? Learn about how to keep your Computing ID securely, what happens when you have multiple roles at SFU, and more, at Computing ID FAQs.