Logging into Sona

How do I log into Sona?

By enrolling in a class that offers credit for experiments, you have automatically been added to the Sona system. To activate your account, go to the UC Davis Sona login page.

  • Your login is the last 6 or 7 digits of your student number.
  • Your password is encrypted, and information about it cannot be included on the website.

If the quarter has not yet started, you may not be in the system. Please be patient. Rosters are uploaded to Sona a few days before the first day of instruction.  Please do not email the subject pool coordinator and ask to be added a week before the quarter starts.

If you do not know your password, go to the Sona login page and click on “Forgot Password? This is on the right side of the login page. Type in your user ID, and the system will send a message to your UC Davis email account with instructions on how to obtain your password.  Be patient. It can take several minutes for you to receive your password.

I tried to retrieve my password and but got an error.

Read the error message.  If it says that no user was found with your username, you may not have been added to the system. Email the Subject Pool Coordinator at spcoordinator@ucdavis.edu, and provide the following information:

  • your student ID number
  • your first and last name
  • your UCD email address
  • the course/courses and section numbers that you will be completing research for. If you do not know your section number, you can include the name of your professor.

You will be manually entered into the system. Adds are usually processed within 24 to 48 hours. You will receive a confirmation email when you have been added to the system.

Login information carries forward from quarter to quarter. So, if you changed your password in a previous quarter, you need to use that password to log in.

I’m confused by how to use Sona Systems

There is a walk-through of how to use Sona Systems available here: Sona Walk-Through. It will help you figure out how to sign up for and cancel studies, track your credit progress, and reassign credits.