Here are the steps necessary to set up your UMW NetID. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
Find Your NetID & E-mail Address
From the UMW home page, http://www.umw.edu:
- In the search box at the top of the page, type your name
- Click the “Search People” option box
- Click “Go”
You should see a result similar to this:
Find your name in the search results. Under your name you will see your NetID and UMW e-mail address.
Student email addresses end with @mail.umw.edu
Faculty/Staff/Admin email addresses end with @umw.edu.
If you are unable to find your name after searching, your account may not have been created. If you are new to the university, or just paid a deposit, it may take a working day for the account to be created. If you have questions about this, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
Know Your Temporary Password
Temporary passwords DO NOT allow you to log into UMW systems – they can only be used to reset your password.
All new accounts are given an 8-character temporary password.
This temporary password is comprised of:
Uppercase first letter of your legal first name
Lowercase first letter of your legal last name
Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
2 digit designation of your birth month (e.g., April = 04)
First Name: John
Last Name: Smith
Last four numbers of your SSN: 1234
Birth month of July : 07
Temporary Password would be: Js123407
If the University has no Social Security number or birth date on file, use the Last 4 digits of your Banner ID + “99”. If you don’t know your Banner ID, please contact the Help Desk.
First Name: John
Last Name: Smith
Last 4 Digits of Banner ID: 7890
Temporary Password would be: Js789099
Reset Your NetID Password:
To reset your NetID password go to http://password.umw.edu.
Due to network security settings at your location, the password reset site may be blocked/inaccessible. This commonly occurs at public schools, military bases or similar public institutions. You must access the password reset page from a computer/network that does not block our site.
If you try too many times to change your password, or you try to login to our systems with a wrong password your account will lock. This is an IT security safeguard. You must wait 15 minutes for the account to automatically unlock before trying again.
- Type your NetID where it asks for ‘Username’.
- Type your temporary password in the ‘Old Password’ field.
- Come up with a new password that follows the password rules on the left side of the page (*) and enter your password in the ‘New Password’ field.
- Re-enter in your password in the ‘Verify Password’ field.
- Finally, click the ‘Change Password’ button (E).
Login to Active Directory (Eaglenet/Canvas/Etc…):
Your active directory netID and password will allow you to log into all University systems (excluding e-mail) such as, Eaglenet, Canvas, the library databases, computers on campus, and more.
Unlike your e-mail account, you will not be able to log in with your active directory temporary password the first time. You must reset the password before logging on.
Once your password has been reset you may then go to any system that you would like to use and enter your NetID and new password to log in.
Most system logins can be accessed by clicking the icon at the top of the UMW homepage.
Step 5: Setting up Office 365 Student E-mail:
Your UMW E-mail account is created for you automatically, you just have to log into it using your temporary password the first time.
- Go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ to log in.
- Enter your full email address (for example: firstname.lastname@example.org) and your temporary password.
The first time you log into your e-mail account you will be asked to change your password. After changing your password and logging back in with the new password you will be asked a few setup security questions; once you have answered those questions you will be brought to your mailbox.