New to WWU? Access Your Account

Set Your New Universal Account Password

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.

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

Your Universal username will be in the general format LastnameFirstinitial where Lastname is up to six letters of your last name and Firstinitial is the first letter of your first name. If this does not create a unique username, a sequence number will be appended. The result will be strings like smithm39 for Mary Smith or leej24 for Jerry Lee. You will keep this username for your entire history with Western. 

You will be prompted to change your password every 6 months to keep your content and access to university systems protected.