To make it easy to remember, NetID is based on your name. However, since some names are very common, the algorithm used had to make allowances for that, since each NetID must be unique to a specific person. Specifically, NetID is your first initial plus up to 7 characters from your last name. If the result is ambiguous (i.e., not unique) then for names shorter than 8 characters, append a digit. For names that would use the full 8 characters, drop the last character and replace it with a digit (start at 2 and count up). If more digits are needed to make the ID unique, drop one more character to the left and continue.
Current locations where people can go to get assistance with their NetID are:
Contact the IT Center at UnivITHelp@rochester.edu or call 275-2000