It is a random number assigned to all individuals affiliated with the University for purposes of identification. The University ID number will be used to identify you in a variety of on-campus systems. It replaces using the social security number as an inter-campus id. This ID number will stay with you for the entire duration of your affiliation with Georgetown.

WHY DO ALL UNIVERSITY ID NUMBERS BEGIN WITH AN 8?University personnel need to be able to easily distinguish between Social Security numbers and University ID numbers. There are no Social Security numbers beginning with an “8” so University personnel will know that if the number begins with an “8”, it is a UID number, not an SSN.