Frequently Asked Questions
What is my netID and/or university email address?
Faculty are notified of their Northwestern University netID and email address shortly after the faculty appointment is approved. If you cannot remember your netID or email address, you may look them up by following these steps:
- Search for your name in the Northwestern University directory.
- Click the "more" link underneath your name in the directory to see both your netID and email address.
I forgot or don't know my netID password. How can I reset it?
- To activate your netID and establish a password, go to NU Validate.
- Enter your netID and click "forgot your password."
- You will be asked to answer a series of security questions, after which you can choose a password. Going forward, you will be able to access your account with this password.
How do I access my Northwestern University email account?
How do I forward my Northwestern University email to another account?
As a condition of your faculty appointment at Northwestern, you must either check your Northwestern email address (northwestern.edu) on a regular basis or auto-forward those emails to an approved email domain (e.g., nm.org, luriechildrens.org). A complete list of approved domains is provided in the Forwarding and Auto-Forwarding of Email Policy.
This guide will help you auto-forward your email to an approved affiliate. You will need your netID and password to complete the auto-forwarding process. If you do not know them, see the guidance above.
How do I edit my profile?
The information on your faculty profile comes from multiple sources. View the Quick Reference on Feinberg Faculty Profiles for an overview and to learn how to make updates. For items that you can update directly, log into the Feinberg Faculty Portal to make the update. It is the responsibility of faculty members to add content and build a profile that reflects their contributions to Feinberg and their specialty.
How do I update my photo?
Can I link to my personal website from my faculty profile?
If you have developed an academic website that focuses on your research or educational activity, you may contact email@example.com to request that it be added to your faculty profile. Your website will be reviewed and displayed on your profile at the discretion of the Feinberg Dean's Office. Your site must meet the criteria established in the Feinberg Website Development Policy and only one site can be added to your profile.