Net-ID and Account Management

UW-Whitewater students and employees are assigned a unique Net-ID. Your Net-ID functions as your username to access university technology resources.

  • Students receive their Net-ID when they apply to the university. The illustration below details student's access to services based on their student status 
  • Employees receive their Net-ID when they are entered into the HR system. Once a Net-ID is created employees can start using campus services (e.g. email)

The first time you use your Net-ID, you will be prompted to answer security questions and will have to reset your password. Passwords expire every 180 days and you will receive email reminders to reset your password. 

  • To activate or reset your password, visit
  • For more information on multi-factor authentication (MFA) for WINS users, visit the MFA page on the Registrar Office's website.

You should NEVER share your password with anyone: UW-Whitewater staff will never ask you for your password. If you ever receive such a request (e.g. in an email that claims to be from the university), it is NOT legitimate and you should NOT respond.

Student service lifecycle

Need a  departmental or generic account created? 

Departments and organizations can request a Net-ID for campus services. Examples of departmental/generic accounts include and Departmental accounts are useful because ownership of the account can easily be transferred, even if the owner leaves the university. 

To request a departmental account, please contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at

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