Logging into UCSB Campus Networks and Systems

Your UCSB NetID is the first thing you will need for study at UC Santa Barbara. It is your username for email, Gauchospace (our online learning platform), and course enrollment. Please follow the directions below, and create your NetID no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.

Please note: If you have already created your UCSBNetID, you do not need to create another one.

To create your NetID, follow these steps:

1. Go to Identity Manager

Select your campus Affiliation: Choose A Student Enrolled through Professional and Continuing Education

Enter your information:
Last Name: Please enter all your surnames as indicated on your passport.

Birthday: Remember, in the U.S., dates are entered: Month, Day, Year.

Extension ID: begins with X  

Follow the prompts and enter the requested information to create your ID.

*Make sure to keep a record of your UCSBnetID.*

2. With your ID created, go to

Sign in to your email account with your
(for example Enter your UCSBnetID password

3. Later, you will then receive an invitation from us to the International Student Welcome Center on Gauchospace on February 25, 2019.

4. Like and follow our Facebook page for updates, fun events on campus, and more!

To activate your wireless, U-Mail, and GauchoSpace accounts for Open University, you must first obtain a UCSBnetID (video below.) Please note the following:

  • Wireless Network
    The UCSB Wireless network is accessible through the UCSB Wireless Web with a UCSBnetID. The UCSB Wireless Web is available at various locations.
  • U-Mail Account
    Students enrolled in Open University/UCSB Regular Session courses or in UCSB Summer Sessions courses need to have a U-Mail account to communicate with instructors.
  • GauchoSpace
    Open University/UCSB regular session course instructors use GauchoSpace, the online database for course materials such as syllabi, articles, quizzes, homework, links to readings, and announcements. Students must be added to GauchoSpace to access materials. After activating your GauchoSpace, please submit the completed Open University/GauchoSpace Form to each instructor of the Open University/regular session courses in which you are enrolled.


  • Activation of accounts is contingent upon entry into the Open University Program. Any issues with enrollment may cause a delay. Students are subject to the same usage policies as regular UCSB students. These are outlined when students log in to their account the first time.
  • Open University students have the same access to computer labs as regular students for any course that requires lab activities.


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