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How do I access my campus email?

One business day after your PREVIEW session, your Outlook Web Access (OWA) email account will be active and accessible. Students are strongly encouraged to use campus email, as instructors will require its use in their course and important campus announcements are sent via this system (also referred to as OWA is web-based, accessible from any Internet connection (on or off-campus), thus checking it frequently is virtually effortless and highly recommended!

To access campus email, open a web browser and directly link to OWA: or open to the campus homepage,, and select "Email" from the menu under the search box. To log in, enter your Net-ID and password at the prompt. The first-time you use your Net-ID, you will need to go to to enter future challenge questions (in case you should ever forget your password) and to change your password according to our campus password policy. Your default/old password is your 7-digit ID number. Once you successfully change your password, your Net-ID and new password will be used for email, D2L, WINS, wireless, and Student Storage. Your email address is your

If you forget your password or need to have it reset, you can reset it at If you have difficulty, the Technology Support Center Helpdesk is available to assist you. Please refer to the Technology Support Center Helpdesk website for business hours and other useful information:

How do I register for classes?

Scheduling for classes is done via the WINS Registration System. To schedule courses, open a web browser to the campus homepage,, and select "WINS" from the top menu. To log in, enter your Net-ID and password at the prompt. You will be instructed on WINS during Plan-It Purple.

What computer considerations should I take into account before arriving on campus?

If you are purchasing a computer for student use at UW-W, consider wireless-network capabilities in your purchasing decision. UW-W offers wireless access to the campus network for students, staff, and faculty with wireless-equipped laptop computers and other devices.

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What file storage options are available to students?

View your storage options.