Help Desk

Thanksgiving Break IT Support and Password Tips
The Help Desk will close for Thanksgiving Break at 12 noon, Wednesday, 11/22.  We will reopen on Monday, 11/27 at 8 AM.
Here are some tips that might help if you experience any issues with your passwords.
If you find that one day you can get into your accounts, but the next day you can’t, try resetting your password – it may have expired:
  1. Click the “Passwords” icon at the top of the UMW website.
  2. Click “Change Your NetID Password.”
  3. Follow the instructions to reset your NetID password.  Note the password rules on the right side of the page.
If this doesn’t solve your problem and you previously set up your security questions, try this to reset your password:
  1. Click the “Passwords” icon at the top of the UMW website.
  2. Click “Reset Your UMW NetID Password Using Your Security Questions.”
  3. Follow the instructions to reset your NetID password.
If you have not set up your security questions, please take a few minutes to do that now – before you have a problem when the Help Desk is closed:
  1. Click the “Passwords” icon at the top of the UMW website.
  2. Click “Set Up Or Manage Your Security Questions.”
  3. Log in with your NetID and Password.
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your security questions.
If you have emergency needs, we will be monitoring email and voicemail to the Help Desk on a VERY LIMITED basis over the break.  Please leave us a message and IT staff will attempt to resolve your emergency issue.  Contact us at or call 540-654-2255.
On behalf of the IT Support Services staff, we wish you a safe and enjoyable break,
Jerry Slezak
Director, IT Support Services

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