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NetID Activation Instructions (Description)

This document contains the text version of the instructions referenced in document 12371: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=12371


New employees without a NetID will receive the following NetID activation instructions:

NetID Activation Instructions

Activation Key: XXXXX
Expiration Date: XXXXX

TO: XXXXX

Welcome to UW-Madison! As a newly hired employee we would like to support your transition to UW-Madison by providing access to the following computing services prior to your actual start date:

  • Office 365 (Email, Calendar, OneDrive, Office Web Apps)
  • MyUW (my.wisc.edu)
  • Box (uwmadison.box.com)
  • eduroam (campus wireless) and WiscVPN

These service are provided on a campus-wide basis. Note that some departments offer services in addition to those listed here. Consult with your hiring department for information about their services.

Campus computing services are available to you through the use of a unique campus identifier called a "NetID". To set up your NetID, go to the following address: http://www.mynetid.wisc.edu/activate. You will be prompted to enter the NetID Activation Key listed at the top of this document and your date of birth. You may activate your NetID any time after the receipt of this letter until the expiration date listed above.

For assistance with any part of the NetID activation process, contact the campus Help Desk at (608) 264-4357. Detailed instructions for the activation process can be found on the Help Desk website at https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=1140

For more information about computing at UW Madison, see http://www.doit.wisc.edu/faculty-staff/


New employees who already have a NetID will receive the following NetID modification instructions:

NetID Modification Instructions

TO: XXXXX

Welcome to UW-Madison! As a newly hired employee we would like to support your transition to UW-Madison by providing access to the following computing services prior to your actual start date:

  • Office 365 (Email, Calendar, OneDrive, Office Web Apps)
  • MyUW (my.wisc.edu)
  • Box (uwmadison.box.com)
  • eduroam (campus wireless) and WiscVPN

These service are provided on a campus-wide basis. Note that some departments offer services in addition to those listed here. Consult with your hiring department for information about their services.

OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACTIVE NETID.

However, all of the above-listed IT services may not have been activated. To activate these services, go to http://www.mynetid.wisc.edu/modify. You will be prompted to enter your NetID username and password. Follow the instructions to complete the modification process.

For assistance with any part of the NetID modification process, contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357. You will find detailed instructions for modifying your account at https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=4612

For more information about computing at UW Madison, see http://www.doit.wisc.edu/faculty-staff/




Keywords:newhire new hire wiscstart wisc start activation key netid account employee early incoming   Doc ID:57782
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2015-10-26 16:51 CDTUpdated:2020-08-13 18:22 CDT
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