Logging on at USC with SURF: this is what you need to know

1. SURF: what, for whom, and why?
2. Logging on with SURF – how to
3. Already have a USC-account? Switch to your university e-mail!
4. What information does SURF share with USC?
5. No longer a student or employee?
6. I don’t check my university e-mail regularly, what do I do?
7. I want to keep my work/study and private life separate, how do I filter my USC e-mails?


1. SURF: what, for whom, and why
?

SURFconext is a so-called single sign on service, which provides safe and fast access to various (educational) services. Starting 1 September 2022, UvA/AUAS/AUC students or employees will log on to My USC using SURF. When logging on using SURF, you immediately proof that you are currently a student or employee. You will no longer have to show your proof of enrolment or your employment contract at our USC front desk.

  • IMPORTANT: Are you a UvA/AUAS/AUC-student or employee? From 1 September onwards, you can only log on to My USC using SURF. Paper proofs of enrolment or employment contracts will no longer be accepted as a proof for discount.
  • All other members will continue to log on to My USC using their username and password. Do you have a proof for category I or II, for example because you are an alumnus of UvA/AUAS or because you study at VU, then you still show your proof at our front desk or send it to usc@uscsport.nl.

2. Logging on with SURF – how to

  • Go to my.uscsport.nl or use the app: My USC Amsterdam (Android or iOS).
  • Click on the blue button ‘Surfconext’. You will automatically be redirected to SURF.
  • Use your university email address and password to log on to SURF. Some variations of the UvA university email address are not recognized. Experiencing some difficulty? Try  <student number>@uva.nl.
  • You are now logged on to My USC.
  • Is this the first time you log on to My USC? You will be asked to fill out a form asking about your additional information and preferences, like whether or not you would like to be kept up-to-date via our newsletter.

Check out the full process of loggin on in the video below:


3. Already have a USC-account? Switch to your university email!

SURF is linked to your UvA/AUAS/AUC e-mail address. When you log on to My USC using SURF, and you already have a USC account under a different e-mail address, a second account with your AUAS/UvA/AUC e-mail will be created. IMPORTANT: That’s not only going to be a mess, your memberships or courses will not be connected to your new account. There’s a chance that – because it’s busy in September – it takes a while for us to fix this for you, meaning you are temporarily unable to make reservations/work out… Make sure to avoid not getting in, and adjust your e-mail address in your existing account on My USC.

4. What information does SURF share with USC?

SURF shares the following personal details with us:

  • your full name
  • your university email address
  • your affiliation with the university (student or employee)
  • the status of your affiliation

5. No longer a student or employee?

Are you close to graduating or will you no longer be an employee of the university? You will be able to log on to SURF for an additional 3 months after your affiliation with the university ends. After that, you will no longer have access to SURF and you will no longer be able to log on to My USC via SURF. Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl or stop by one of our front desks to ask for new login details, with which you will be able to log on to My USC directly. Also check out our additional terms and conditions to see if the end of your affiliation with the university has any consequences for the price of your membership.

6. I don’t check my university e-mail regularly, what do I do?

In case you don’t regularly check in on your university inbox, and you’re afraid you’ll miss out on important USC e-mails, you can very easily forward your university e-mail to your private e-mail address. Check out this tutorial. Might come in handy anyways, this way you’ll never miss another e-mail about course registration deadlines ;-).

7. I want to keep my work/study and private life separate, how do I filter my USC e-mails?

Do you prefer to keep USC emails and work/study emails separate? You can also selectively forward USC emails to your private e-mail address and have them be placed in a separate folder in your university inbox. Check out this tutorial on how to do that.