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I am a new Virginia Tech student, faculty, staff, or alum. How do I create a PID? How do I get a student ID? How do I use PidGen (sometimes called the PID tool) to generate a faculty / staff ID?


Important: Remember that your PID cannot be changed once created, and you may use your email address for job offers or other official communications where inappropriate or silly words or phrases may not be appropriate.

Your Virginia Tech PID is a unique Personal Identifier. Your PID belongs to you and you only. Your PID and password grant you access to your Hokie SPA, Canvas, OneCampus, and more.

Creating a PID as a New Students, Faculty, Staff, or Alum Using the PID Generation Tool, PIDgen

New students need to have received an official acceptance from the Admissions office before proceeding,

New employees must wait until their Banner representative enters their information into the system.

  1. Go to the Web page.

  2. If the page appears dark with text overlaid, click the page to dismiss the overlaid text.

  3. If any OneCampus announcements pop-up, after reading the text, click the appropriate button to dismiss the pop-up.

  4. To the right of the OneCampus logo, in the What would you like to do? search box, type: pid

  5. On the keyboard, press the Enter or Return key.

  6. In the Search Results, click the Create a Virginia Tech PID task. A new tab or window will appear.

  7. In the Virginia Tech ID: text box, type your 9-digit number issued by Virginia Tech.
    (If you have forgotten your ID number, follow the instructions on the Registrar's Request a PID page.)

  8. Click the Continue button.

    Type your ID number and click the Continue button.

  9. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Special Cases

There are certain classes of individuals who are not in Banner, such as visiting professors, ROTC personnel, and adjunct professors. These individuals cannot create their own PIDs, but their departments can request Sponsored PIDs on their behalf. The department will need to request a sponsored PID by using the Sponsored PID service catalog item.

PID Rules

Read and follow the rules and guidelines detailed in the Acceptable Use Policy. Most of these rules are common sense and they are taken seriously by the people in charge of the Virginia Tech network. Penalties for abuse of the rules laid down in the policy can run from warnings to expulsion from Virginia Tech, depending on the severity of the offense. Some examples of violations include, but are not limited to: