New to WWU? Access Your Account

Setup Your New WWU Universal Account

Set Your WWU Universal Account Password.

On the password reset page linked above, supply your full WWU email address (including the and complete the CAPTCHA. You will be asked to send a verification code to an alternate email or phone number we have on file from when you had applied. After entering the verification code create a secure password. 

If you receive an error stating that your account is not yet configured for self-service password reset and to contact your administrator, please call the ATUS Help Desk at 360-650-3333 to have an alternate contact method configured on your account. 

Don't know your username or W#? Look up your information with the ID Recovery Tool. If you encounter any difficulties getting this information or setting your password, contact the Help Desk.

Password requirements:

  • Must be between 8 and 30 characters in length (we recommend 12 characters or more)
  • Must contain 3 out of these 4 character sets: Lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters
  • Cannot use a previously used password
  • Must change your password at least every 183 days

Additional information

When you first come to Western you are issued a Universal Account that you will use to gain access to most services on campus including:

  • the myWestern portal which gives access to email, Canvas, registering for classes, access to grades, timesheets, and other university systems
  • log on to computers in the Computer Labs
  • log on to the university's wireless network
  • log on to Microsoft 365, including OneDrive file access, Office apps, and Teams
  • and much more

You will be prompted to change your password every 6 months to keep your content and access to university systems protected. Changing your password will use this same password reset page.