All Students, Faculty and Staff at Appalachian are assigned a Username and Email account. The Username is created using Last Name followed by the First and Middle initial. A duplicate name requires that a numerical digit be added to the Username. Student Usernames, in some instances, may be structured using the students' initials and five numerical digits. The Appalachian Email account is the Username with the extension @appstate.edu. This account is used for all official University communication by Students, Faculty and Staff for both instructional and administrative purposes. The Appalachian University ID number is also known as the Banner ID. This is a nine digit number unique to each individual on campus. This number is sent to the home department of faculty and staff and to students by the office of Admissions when they are accepted as prospective students.