Illinois Wesleyan University is moving toward unifying all campus network services to use a single Authentication System so that you only need to know one ID and password to access campus network services. While the majority of campus network services now will work with a single network ID and password, there are a few services that still are not included in our Authentication System.


Your network ID, also known as NetID, is printed on your University ID card. Your NetID is used for your University e-mail address. For example, for a student named Wesley Titan, his NetID would typically be "wtitan" with an e-mail address of


Your password is set by you as part of process for logging into Illinois Wesleyan services for the first time. If you have never logged into the campus portal (currently MyIWU), you will use a temporary password to begin the process of setting your central authentication password.

To set your campus password, go to and enter your NetID. You will use a temporary password the first time you login. Enter your temporary password. You can find both your NetID and your University ID number on your ID card.

Changing your Password

In order to change your Password, you will need to go to the Password Management page. Your new password will need to be at least 9 characters long and must contain a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters and at least one number.

Services using NetID and a different password

  • e-mail for organizations
  • some web pages for organizations

If you need additional assistance, please call the IT Services Help Desk (309-556-3900), e-mail (, or use the online support request form