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Technology Resources for Emeriti Faculty and Staff

Consult with your home department for more specifics on access to additional technology services and resources they may provide.


As a Stanford University emeriti/ae, you can maintain your full-service SUNet ID free of charge. A SUNet ID identifies you as a current member of the Stanford community. It provides privileges to use services such as email, calendar, web services, and more.

For information about your SUNet ID, visit the University IT (UIT) website. You can also get help through the UIT Service Desk. Contact us by phone, live chat or submit an online ticket for assistance.

Stanford ID Card

When you retire, you need to obtain a new Emeriti ID card at the Stanford ID Card Office. The card is available the first of the month following your retirement. Your Stanford ID card, which is free of charge, serves as your personal identification and remains active. You should carry it anytime you are on campus, as it will be required whenever you use the typical privileges of eligible staff such as recreational facilities, libraries, and discounts at the Stanford Bookstore.

Spouses or domestic partners of emeriti/ae faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Courtesy ID Card for $25. The emeritus/a member must accompany their spouse or domestic partner and show their valid Stanford ID Card when they are requesting the Courtesy Card. This card entitles them to access services and facilities. For more information about Courtesy ID Cards, visit this webpage.

The Stanford ID Card Office is located at the Tresidder Memorial Union on the second floor. The address is 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305. You can call the Stanford ID Card Office at (650) 498-CARD or visit their website for additional information.

Stanford Directory Listing

Your home department and HR representative(s) have responsibility for identifying your affiliation as an Emeritus. Once that affiliation has been identified, and paired with your SUNet ID, you will be listed as an Emeritus in the Stanford University Directory, also known as StanfordWho. You can also log into StanfordYou with your SUNet ID and update your contact information and settings to determine what is visible in the directory.

Email and Calendar

With your SUNet ID, you have access to your normal email and calendar services through your account. View details about email and calendar services on this University IT webpage.

Storage Solutions

With your SUNet ID, you continue to have access to OneDrive, Google Drive and Box for file storage and sharing for Stanford-related activities. For storing your personal files, including photos, we encourage you to set up a personal account on one of these platforms.

Collaboration Tools

With your SUNet ID, you continue to have access to Zoom for video conferencing, and Google Workspace, for sharing files and collaborating with others. These collaboration tools are meant for Stanford-related activities, allowing you to store and share files and easily engage with others across various applications. We highly recommend that you consider a personal version of these tools for storing non-Stanford related work.

Information Security

To help manage your passwords (both Stanford and personal), you are eligible to use the password manager that is provided free-of-charge to all Stanford community members.

All SUNet accounts are protected by two-step authentication, which periodically prompts you for a dynamic code when logging in. You have several options for this second code: the Duo mobile app, a text message, a phone call, or a special purpose hand-held token.

To simplify Stanford logins by eliminating the need to enter your username and password, you can use the new Cardinal Key option. Cardinal Key logs you in automatically and helps protect your SUNet account from compromise.

Computers used for logging into Stanford systems must adhere to the university’s security standards (including encryption and up-to-date software). You can view the status of your devices via the MyDevices website, which will indicate whether there’s something you need to do. If needed, the website steps you through configuring your device to meet Stanford’s requirements.

If your device is lost or stolen, please report it promptly via the University Privacy Office website → “Report an Incident”.

Phishing and Other Scams

Phishing and other social engineering scams are the single greatest threat to our privacy and security today, and the motive is usually financial gain. Generally speaking, you should be wary of unsolicited phone calls, texts, and email messages asking for personal or account information, even if they appear to be from someone you know. UIT will never message you to ask for your login information or access to your Stanford account. Familiarize yourself with these examples of phishing emails seen at Stanford, and forward any suspicious messages to Learn more at this UIT webpage.

If you are contacted by someone from Stanford IT without asking to be called, you can confirm that the person reaching out is actually a member of Stanford IT by calling 650-725-4357.

Computing Support

You may contact University IT for computing support to help access the services that are available to you with your SUNet ID. Call the UIT Service Desk at 650-725-4357 or submit a ticket through

Mobile Device Discounts

You are eligible for discounts on your personal mobile device plans with your email address. Discounts are available with AT&T, Verizon, Samsung and T-Mobile. Visit this webpage for more information.