Some user groups such as Applicants at Syracuse University must log in to MySlice to access key information from SU but do not have a SUMail email account provisioned. The page below details the instructions to access MySlice as an Applicant, Project Advance instructor, Project Advance student, or other user population without an active email inbox.

Instructions to Access MySlice as an Applicant or SUPA (Project Advance) Instructor / Student

Access to the University's computing services, including MySlice, Blackboard, SUMail, and many other systems, are controlled through your NetID username and NetID password. 

Please note the following:

  • The NetID is derived automatically from the user's name based on available NetIDs. No two NetIDs are the same.
  • Applicants for admission to SU receive information about activating their NetID via an email ( or from the Office of Admissions or Financial Aid
  • New College of Professional Studies (CoPS) students receive information about their NetID via US Mail or in person, corresponding with the manner in which they register.
  • Users can manage their NetID password at any time at

Additional information is available on the Accounts and NetIDs page. 

For a step-by-step tutorial on logging into MySlice for the first time and setting up your method of Multifactor Authentication, please watch this video or follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Applicants: Activate and Manage Your NetID and Password

  • Once you have received your SUID number, which is included in your letter of admission from Syracuse University, activate your NetID by going to and selecting "Activate your NetID" from the options provided.

  • Follow the provided on screen instructions to finish your NetID activation.

Step 2: Navigate to MySlice and Log In

  • When you get to the Microsoft Sign in screen enter your NetID followed by "", for example, NetID "otto44" would enter "". Then, click Next.
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  • If you encounter a screen that says "You don't have access to this", this can occur when another email address has saved login to another Microsoft service in your browser, such as a personal address or another address. If this occurs, simply click on the link below the error message that reads  "Sign out and sign in with a different account." 

Email access is not available to applicants or Project Advance (PA or SUPA) instructors or students.

For applicants: an active email inbox is automatically generated within 24-48 hours after the acceptance process for newly active students. Once generated, active students access their email address by visiting

Need Help? 

For support of the information above, contact the ITS Help Desk by calling at 315-443-2677, by emailing, or by stopping into 1-227 CST.


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