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How to Sign a DocuSign Document

Find how to create a signature and sign a DocuSign document.

When someone sends you a DocuSign document for your electronic signature, you'll receive an email from DocuSign.

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1. Review the DocuSign email

  1. Open the email and review the message from the sender.
  2. Click View Documents to begin the signing process:

DocuSign sing-in screen

2. Agree to sign electronically

  1. Read the consumer disclosure.
  2. Select the checkbox I agree to do business electronically with UC San Diego.
  3. Click Review Documents:

Signature agreement

Note: To view and sign the documents, you must agree to conduct business electronically.

3. Start the signing process

  1. Click the Start tag on the left side of the screen to start the signing process:

    Start screenshot

    You are taken to the first tag requiring your action.

    First tag screenshot

  2. Click the Sign Here tag.

4. Adopt your signature (first-time users only)

The first time you use DocuSign, you'll need to adopt a signature:

  1. Verify that your name and initials are correct. If not, change them as needed.

    Adopt your signature

  2. Pick a signature font. Your choices are:
    • Accept the default signature and initial style.
    • Click Change Style and select a different signature option.
    • Click Draw. Draw your signature/ initials using a mouse, or your finger or a stylus on a touchscreen.

    Adopt your signature selection

  3. Click Adopt and Sign to adopt and save your signature information and return to the document.

5. Confirm signing

  1. When you finish clicking all signature tags in the document, click Confirm Signing:

    Confirm signing

  2. A message will appear stating that you have completed your document.
  3. You can now download a PDF copy or print a copy of the document.
  4. The sender will receive a notification email and the signed document will appear in the DocuSign account.

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