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 "Forgot/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 8, and no more than 16 characters long.
  • Passwords may not contain spaces, punctuation, or special characters.
  • Passwords must begin with a letter.
  • Passwords must contain at least one number.
  • Passwords must contain upper and lower case letters.
  • You can never reuse a password you have used before in myWSU.