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Your Network ID is SIU85XXXXXXX

Your Network ID is used to access computing resources on campus such as: SalukiNet, SIU Online (D2L), Computer Learning Centers' computers, Morris Library computers, wireless networking, VPN and more.

When you first apply to Southern Illinois University, you are issued a Dawg Tag Number, (Ex: 85XXXXXXX) which you will use to claim your Network ID. You will retain your Dawg Tag & Network ID permanently and will be able to access your records (i.e. transcripts) through SalukiNet, even after you leave SIU. 

Don’t know your Dawg Tag? Find out by using the Dawg Tag lookup. For students already enrolled, your Dawg Tag is also located on your SIU picture ID. Once you have your Dawg Tag you will need to convert it into your Network ID by claiming it.

Note: All SIU Faculty, Staff members and Emeritus also have Dawg Tag Numbers.

Claiming your Network ID

1. In your browser, go to

2. Click on the "New user? Claim your Network ID" link. 

Login Screen: Please enter your Network ID

3. If you do not know your Dawg Tag, click the "Dawg Tag Lookup" link in the lower left hand corner.

4. Enter the appropriate information in the following fields: 

  1. Legal First Name: enter your legal first name
  2. Legal Last Name: enter your legal last name
  3. Birth Date: enter your birthday in the mm/dd/yyyy format
  4. Dawg Tag: enter your Dawg Tag number, do not include the leading "SIU" (i.e., 85XXXXXXX)

5. Click the "Captcha" box to indicate you are not a robot.

Enter your User Information

6. After you have read the "Acceptable Use Standard" information, click on the "Accept" button to continue the process.

Acceptable Use Standards

7. In the section "User Details," click the "Next" button.

User Details

8. Enter the answers to each secret question in both the "Answer for Question" and the "Re-type Your Answer for Question" fields.

9. Click the "Submit" button to save your answers.

Manage Secret Questions Window

10. You may view your current answers to the secret questions by clicking the "Show Answers" button.

11. In the “Update personal information” section enter a non-SIU email address and a Recovery Mobile” number to have a PIN sent to for any occasion that you might have forgotten your password.

Update Personal Information Window

12. You will need to confirm the contact information provided is accurate. A unique PIN will be sent to each method of contact.

13. Enter the unique PINs in the appropriate fields.

14. Click the "Validate" button.

Warning Screen

15. Click the "Close" button to continue to the next step.

Information Window

16. Craft your new password following the "Password Rules."


17. Enter your new password in the New PAssword and Re-type Password fields.

18. Click the "Reset Password" button.

Create and Confirm Your New Password

19. Once the process is complete, it will return you to the initial screen.

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