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Accessing Acoustic

Whether you are just learning about Acoustic or are a frequent user, the information below will help you access the tool.

Existing Users

If you are an existing user, you can go to and enter your campus email address ( to log in using your Unity ID and password via Shibboleth.

New Users

There are a few additional steps that need to be taken the first time you use Acoustic.

Creating your Acoustic Account

You will need to begin by creating an Acoustic account. When creating your account, you will need to make sure that your Acoustic ID is your NC State email address ( Continue to fill out the other fields on the screen.

Connecting to NC State’s Acoustic Subscription

Once your Acoustic account is created, another step is necessary to connect it to our Acoustic Campaign subscription. Use the button below to do that.

When connecting to the subscription, you will need the following information:

  • We use pod 3.
  • Enter your NC State email ( as your username.
  • Enter the password that you received via email. If you did not receive a password, please submit a ticket for UComm to re-send the password.

You should now have access to the university’s Acoustic Campaign instance.

Once you access Acoustic you will likely see a message in the upper righthand corner saying that your password is expiring soon.

Screenshot showing password reset notification

This is referring to your temporary subscription password that was emailed to you. Click “Change Password” and complete the relevant fields. This password shouldn’t need to be changed or used again in the future.