NetID username

New Faculty, Staff, and Students
To learn your NetID username and set your password please visit and use the Start here if you have never used your UWL NetID to access Office 365, D2L, and more. option.

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

Student NetID Usernames

NetID Username = Your last name followed by 4 randomly generated numbers. 
Student Name: John Smith
NetID: Smith1243

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

Student name: John Smith-Davis
NetID: Smith-Davis4532

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.

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.


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.


Name: Cari Mathwig Ramseier
Login ID: cmathwigramseier

Keywords:NetID,username,login,ID,default,faculty,staff,student,password   Doc ID:60978
Owner:Alex H.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2016-02-18 14:24 CDTUpdated:2019-03-01 10:01 CDT
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