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Setting up Drexel Computer Accounts

Why do I need a Drexel computer account?

  • To access your email
  • To register for university housing
  • To pay your bill online by credit card (Amex, Mastercard, Discover)
  • To access the wireless internet
  • To access computers on campus

Find the Drexel University ID number that was provided with your ELC acceptance letter.  (If you do not have an ID number, contact

  1. Go to and click on the link “Click here to pick up your first accounts”
  2. Enter your 8-digit University ID number (example: 12345678)
  3. Enter your birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)
  4. Enter your U.S. zip code if you have one (example:  19104)
    • If this does not work, try selecting your home country.
    • If this still does not work, go to the ELC Front Desk.
  5. A new page will open showing the Drexel University Acceptable Use Policy.  You must agree to this policy in order to continue.
  6. A new page will open displaying your temporary password.  Please continue to the next page.
  7. The final page will display your Drexel University User ID and your temporary password. 
  8. Be sure to write down your User ID and Temporary Password.
  9. If you would like to change your temporary password, please continue to the bottom of the page and click the button to go to your Accounts Management Page.