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Your UCLA Logon ID

In order to use UCLA's Bruin OnLine services, you must have an eligible UCLA Logon ID. Individuals can obtain a UCLA Logon ID at

Selecting a UCLA Logon ID

Your UCLA Logon ID is the username which you will use to authenticate to BOL services. It also forms the first part of your e-mail address. Once created, your UCLA Logon ID is permanently assigned to your 9-digit UCLA ID number.

Your UCLA Logon ID must:
  • contain between 2 and 15 lowercase alphanumeric characters
  • consist of only lower-case characters
  • begin with a letter

A word of caution: When selecting your UCLA Logon ID, remember that it is part of your e-mail address, which you will be providing to students, faculty, colleagues, employers, and anyone else with whom you wish to communicate via e-mail. Your UCLA Logon ID is permanent. Something that seems cute and clever today may not be cute or clever later on when you need to share it with professors or potential employers.

Selecting a Password

Your password protects your online identity, maintaining the privacy of your e-mail messages and preventing other users from posing as you while performing malicious or illegal activities. You may change your password as often as you wish.

Your UCLA Logon ID password must be between 8 and 128 characters in length and must contain a minimum of at least one character from two of the following three sets:
  • letters: a-z or A-Z
  • numbers: 0-9
  • special characters: !@#$%^&*(),.

Select a password which will be easy for you to remember but difficult for other people to guess. A good password consists of a combination of letters and other characters, often with unusual spelling and/or capitalization. To keep other people from guessing your password, do not use words such as your favorite color, the names of friends, family members, or pets, or numbers such as your birthdate or telephone number.

Creating Your UCLA Logon ID

To create a new UCLA Logon ID, visit

  • You will be asked to specify your University affiliation and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.
  • You will then be asked to enter your last name, date of birth, and 9-digit UCLA applicant/student ID number or employee ID number. This information is required solely to verify your identity.
  • You will then select your UCLA Logon ID, which must contain between two and fifteen characters. Your UCLA Logon ID is permanent.
  • The program will ask you to select a password. The password requirements are listed above.

Once you have completed the process, you may use your UCLA Logon ID immediately.

If you have encountered any problems creating your UCLA Logon ID, please see below.

Problems Creating a UCLA Logon ID

Solutions to the most common problems you may encounter while attempting to create a UCLA Logon ID are noted below.


Only the following individuals are eligible for a UCLA Logon ID and BOL services:

  • Currently enrolled UCLA students
  • UCLA faculty and staff on the UCLA payroll

Note: Visiting scholars are not automatically eligible for a UCLA Logon ID and access to BOL services. If you are a visiting scholar, you must submit the necessary paperwork to the BOL Help Desk before a UCLA Logon ID can be created. For more information regarding visiting scholars, access the Services for Temporary-class Users page.

The following individuals are NOT eligible for Bruin OnLine services:

  • UCLA Extension students (except for concurrent enrollment)
  • UCLA alumni (degree holders are eligible for lifetime mail forwarding)

Incorrect Date of Birth

If you are an eligible student or employee but are unable to create a UCLA Logon ID, your date of birth may be listed incorrectly in the database. If you believe that your date of birth is incorrectly listed, contact your department's HR/Payroll personnel or the UCLA Registrar's Office.