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Request a PIN

Your four-digit PIN (personal identification number) and your PID (personal ID) are needed to activate your MSU NetID or change your MSU NetID password. A PIN was assigned to you when you became affiliated with the university.

Students

Your PIN is the four-digit PAN (personal access number) provided to you when you were first admitted to Michigan State University. To request your PAN online, go to the online MSU PAN Request System.

Faculty, staff, and other individuals affiliated with MSU

Faculty, staff, and other individuals affiliated with MSU must request a PIN online. After this request has been submitted, a letter with your PIN will be mailed to your home or department address or you will be able to pick up the letter at the ID Office, 170 International Center.

Departments, groups, and registered student organizations

Departments, groups, and registered student organizations must request a PIN online. After this request has been submitted, a letter with your PIN will be mailed to your home or department address or you will be able to pick up the letter at the ID Office, 170 International Center.