Activate and Access your New Student Account


New incoming students can follow these steps to activate and access their new UC San Diego email account. If you already created an account and need to reset your password, you can find instructions on "Reset your Student Account Password."

Critical Concepts

Note: If you have already registered your account but forgot your password, you can reset it at

Steps to Take

Create Your UCSD Account

  1. You should have received an email to register for your account. The email should include a link to the Manage SSO Tool which can be used to create your account:

    Screenshot: input personal information to create account

  2. Enter the required information. 

  3. Once you press submit, you should see the following page to set up your password. A separate email will be sent to you containing the username shown on your screen for your records. 

    Screenshot: Page to input new password

    • On this page your should see: 
      • Your new UCSD username and email address
      • The personal email at which you will receive the confirmation email
  4. Set your password. Once you have set your password, you should receive another email confirmation stating you have finished setting up your account.

    Screenshot: Password Setup Confirmation page

  5. Finished! Go to the steps below to set up your Duo Two-Step. Once you’ve registered for Duo, you will be able to access your UCSD applications! Welcome to UCSD!
    It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days for your checklist to update that you've created your account. As long as you can access your account and set up DUO, you are good to go!

Set up Duo Two-Step Authentication

Log in to your UCSD email

Set Lived Name and Pronouns (if applicable)

All students can provide their lived first and middle names as well as personal pronouns in the campus data system. 

  1. Visit MyTritonLink.
  2. Under "Personal Tools", select "Social Identities".
  3. On the left sidebar, select "Lived Name".
  4. Click "Add Lived Name".
  5. You will be prompted to select aspects of their name to change. 
  6. After you click "Continue", you will be asked to confirm.
  7. Once confirmed, you will be set to go and the your Lived Name will be registered in the system! 

More information about Lived Names for Students can be found here.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at