Setting up your myWSU account for the first time

New employees will need the following pieces of information:

  1. myWSU ID number.
  2. Your personal email address.

Use the following steps to set up your myWSU account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Manage your password".
  3. Click "Change or Setup Password".
  4. Type your personal email in the left box, your myWSU ID in the right box, and click Email Security Code once.
  5. Check your personal email. Once you receive the security code, type it in the left box under Step 3, along with your myWSU ID in the right box. 
  6. Click "Continue". 
  7. Type your new password in the "New Password" and "Confirm New Password" box, and click "Change Password".
  8. Choose and answer three security questions.
  9. It is highly recommended to type a personal email address under account recovery. 

Rules for making passwords:

  • Passwords should be at least 12, and no more than 30 characters long.
  • Passwords may not contain spaces.
  • Passwords must begin with a letter, or a number.
  • They must must include at least three out of four of (1) uppercase (A - Z), (2) lowercase (a - z), (3) digits (0 - 9), and (4) special characters.
  • DO NOT

    1. Do not use your first, last name, or myWSU ID in your password.
    2. Do not use more than two numbers/ letters in sequence (ex. 1234, abcd).
    3. Do not copy and paste the information. Please enter it manually.
  • You can never reuse a password you have used before in myWSU.