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 Net-ID, visit

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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