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Students: How do I obtain a WCSU User Account?

Upon admission to the university, the following are automatically created for you:

  • University ID number: Beginning with the number ‘5’, this is an eight-digit sequence that is used as a unique student identifier. It can be located at the header of any financial statement sent by the Cashiers Office.
  • WCSU User Account:  This is your full WCSU email address. This username is permanent for the duration of your enrollment at WCSU.

Receiving your WCSU User Account:

New students will receive an email with instructions on how to setup their WCSU User Account via the email address that was provided to admissions by 2PM the day that they were admitted to the University. This account will grant access to your Student Banner Account and WCSU email.  Once you register for classes, your account will then give you access to Student Wireless Networks, Student Lab Computers, and Blackboard.

Note: It can take up to one hour after newly registering for classes for you to recieve your WCSU User Account credentials email message.  If you are not registered for classes, your account will not get you access to Blackboard, Wireless networks, or local computer login on campus.

After receiving your account credentials, you will need to follow the instructions for setting up a new password. Strong passwords are at least 8 characters long and contain a mixture of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure to keep your password secure as it grants you access to sensitive student information.

If you have your account and have not set it up yet, please follow the information in this article to complete setup:  New Students: Set-Up Your WCSU Account

Note: You must be admitted to WCSU before an account can be created for you. If you are not admitted yet, please contact the Office of Admissions (203-837-9000).

Once you have your Western account created, you can reset your password at https://wcsu.edu/password at any time.

A note on email addresses:

Please note that student email addresses have the extension “@wcsu.edu” after their username. For example if your username is smith123, your email will be in the format smith123@wcsu.edu.


Updated on June 23, 2022

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