A UW NetID (University of Washington Network Identification) is an account that you create to gain online access to certain University of Washington services, including: 

  • Off-campus access to library resources designated "UW restricted"
  • The University of Washington Bothell wireless network, which is available on all floors of the library buildings (LB1, LB2, and LBA), the ARC and University of Washington Bothell buildings (UW1 and UW2).
  • Access to the joint-campus emergency notification system.

Creating Your UW NetID

You'll Need Your Cascadia Network Account

You must have a Cascadia Network Account to get a UW NetID. If you do not know your Cascadia Network account credentials yet, visit the Learning Center, the Help Desk or use the Student Account Management Tool  to look your account information up.  You will need your Student ID, PIN and birth date to complete this process.  Cascadia faculty and staff receive a Cascadia Network Account when they begin employment.

Choosing your NetID

When you are creating your account, the system will suggest NetIDs that haven't already been taken.  Over 60,000 UW NetIDs are already in use. Once you choose a NetID user name, you cannot change it. If you transfer to the University of Washington, your NetID will become your email address.

Create a UW NetID account

Go to Get Your UW NetID,  then:

  • Select “I don't have a UW NetID” and click “Next”
  • Select “Cascadia Student” or “Cascadia Employee” and click “Next”
  • Enter your Cascadia network user name and password, then click "Login"
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create a UW NetID and password
Managing Your UW NetID

Change your UW NetID password if you know your current password

  • Go to IT Connect
  • Under the section for "Changing or Resetting Your Password, click on "Change Your Password"
  • Log in with your UW NetID and your current password
  • Enter your current password and new password where prompted and click "Set Password"

Reset your UW NetID password if you've forgotten it

Go to Reset a Forgotten Password and enter your UW NetID. Follow the prompts to complete the process.

Look up your UW NetID if you've forgotten it

Get help with problems

  • Contact the Help Desk.
  • Go to IT Connect
  • NOTE: Some of the features discussed on this UW information page are not available to Cascadia students, faculty, and staff.