Create a Guest Account for Off-campus Visitors

Guest accounts provide wired and wireless access for official visitors to campus for one day. The checkout period is up until midnight of the day the account is created. 

If you have need for a longer period guest account, or need a large number of accounts for an event, please contact the ATUS Help Desk. 

NOTE: An individual login account must be created for each guest. Sharing the username or password with anyone other than the assigned guest is prohibited. Guests must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy

Create an individual guest account that will expire at midnight

Current faculty and staff can Create a Guest Account for off-campus visitors that require network access for a legitimate university purpose. As the sponsor you will be prompted for your Universal username and password in order to verify your sponsorship information. As soon as you press submit the account is created and you can send the supplied log in information to your guest.

Create an individual computer account that includes email and Office 365 access

If your department is hosting someone who will be working with you as an unpaid volunteer, your department can request regular computer accounts for them that include an email address and an Office 365 subscription.

  1. If the individual already has a W Number and username that aren't in use because of a prior relationship with Western: Complete the Volunteer registration forms located in steps 1 through 10 of the Procedures and Forms area of  HR's Volunteer site. 
  2. If the individual does not have a W Number or usernameRegister the individual with Human Resources as a Volunteer using steps 1 through 10 on HR's 'Procedures and Forms' section of their Volunteer registration site - specifically the following:
    1. If your volunteer needs a Western ID # (W#) and a Western email setup to access University systems or perform their volunteer duties, please follow the steps below:
      1. Register Volunteer:  Volunteer and Supervisor complete Volunteer application form and any other forms required by department (background check form, acknowledgement form if needed) as noted here: Register the individual with Human Resources as a volunteer
      2. Request W# and Western email: Supervisor submits a PA Form as well as an Employee Information form to This will generate the W# and Western email address.
        • For Volunteers who already have a W#, please submit a PA form only.