How to find my Username or Network ID

If you don't remember or need to locate your username, please follow the guide below.

UW Colleges

For new UW Colleges students, your username can be found within your email address. To acquire your username, you'll need to locate your UW Colleges email address in your admissions letter or the next steps email. The username is the first part of your UW Colleges email address. (The part before the @ of your email address). For example, The email address in this example is the username will be smitj6789

Your username is also the same as your campus network ID, this would also be the same account used to access PRISM. 

Further information:

For most UW Colleges students the username is the first four characters of your last name, followed by your first name first initial, and then the last four numbers of your student ID.

    • Example. Student Name: Jane Student with a student ID 4570123 will have a username: STUDJ0123 
  For most instructors and staff the username will be your first name, followed by a period, then your last name.
    • Example. Instructor Name: Joe Instructor- id=joe.instructor - Password - your password


UW-Extension users authenticate using their UW-Extension ID and email password.

The username is the same as the beginning of the corresponding email address.

If your email address is or, your username would be jane.doe or doeja012345 respectively.

Please contact client services for further assistance. 

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Keywords:username login network ID user name PRISM ID OperID oprid email address   Doc ID:79023
Owner:Tom R.Group:UW-Extension and Colleges
Created:2018-01-05 10:56 CSTUpdated:2018-05-02 07:35 CST
Sites:Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning, UW-Extension and Colleges
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