What is my NetID username?
New Faculty, Staff, and Students
To learn your NetID username and set your password please visit www.uwlax.edu/password and use the Activate option.

For more information, or if you are having problems, please see below.


Student NetID Usernames and Passwords

NetID Username = first 8 characters of your last name (or your full last name if it is less than 8 characters long) followed by a period (.) then followed by the first four characters of your first name.

Default Password = the last 4 digits of your UW-L student ID number followed by your birth month (two digits) then followed by your birth date (two digits), and @UWL.  Your UW-L student ID number is also your username for WINGS; it is a 9 digit number that begins with an 8 or a 9.

EXAMPLE
Student Name: Jill Shannon
NetID: shannon.jill
UW-L Student ID Number: 987654321
Birth Date: February 11, 1980 (02/11/1980)
Your Password: 43210211@UWL

Student Exceptions

The following exceptions are for cases when the standard naming convention may not apply.

Duplicate Names
In cases of duplicate names -- where there is more than one person on campus with identical last and first names or   where the first eight characters of the last names are identical as well as the first four of the first name -- the NetID will be the first eight letters of the last name, followed by a period (.), followed by the first three letters of the first name, then followed by a unique one digit number based on how many duplicates for that username exist.

If there are more than nine duplicates of the same NetID, then, instead of using the first three characters of the first name, only the first two characters will be used along with a unique two digit number following it.  NOTE: To eliminate confusion, NetIDs will never include the number one (1).

EXAMPLE (Multiple persons on campus named Robert Smith.)

1st Robert Smith
Login ID:  smith.robe

2nd Robert Smith
Login ID:  smith.rob2

10th Robert Smith
Login ID: smith.ro20

11th Robert Smith
Login ID: smith.ro22

Hyphenated Last Names
For hyphenated last names, the hyphen will be included unless the hyphen appears as the eighth character of the last name.  In this case, the hyphen is dropped and only the first seven characters of the last name are used.

EXAMPLE

Name:  Jennifer Brown-Olson
Login ID:  brown-ol.jenn

Name:  Melissa Jackson-Smith
Login ID:  jackson.meli

Names with Spaces
For those who have a space in their first names, that space will be ignored, and only the first four characters of the first name before the space will be used.

EXAMPLE

Name:  Ann Marie Williams
Login ID:  william.ann

Faculty/Staff NetID Usernames and Passwords

NetID Username = first letter of your first name followed by your full last name.

Default Password = the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number followed by your birth month (two digits) then followed by your birth date (two digits), and @UWL.

EXAMPLE
Faculty Name: Bill Winters
NetID: bwinters
Social Security Number: 123-45-6789
Birth Date: June 14, 1970 (06/14/1970)
Your Password: 67890614@UWL

Faculty/Staff Exceptions

The following exceptions are for cases when the standard naming convention may not apply.

Duplicate Names
In cases of duplicate names -- where there is more than one person on campus with identical last and first names or   where the first letter of the first name is identical as well as the last name -- the NetID will be the first letter of the first name, followed by the last name, then followed by a unique one digit number based on how many duplicates for that username exist.

If there are more than nine duplicates of the same NetID, then, instead  a unique two digit number will follow.  NOTE: To eliminate confusion, NetIDs will never include the number one (1).

EXAMPLE (Multiple persons on campus named Robert Smith.)

1st Robert Smith
Login ID:  rsmith

2nd Robert Smith
Login ID:  rsmith2

10th Robert Smith
Login ID: rsmith20

11th Robert Smith
Login ID: rsmith22

Hyphenated Last Names
For hyphenated last names, the hyphen will be included.

EXAMPLE

Name:  Jennifer Brown-Olson
Login ID:  jbrown-olson

Names with Spaces
    For those who have a space in their last names, that space will be ignored.

EXAMPLE

Name:  Cari Mathwig Ramseier
Login ID:  cmathwigramseier