How to Activate Your NetID

This document explains how to activate your UW NetID.


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The UW NetID is the access point for the campus network, many campus applications, and campus services. 

All UW-Madison faculty, appointed visitors, staff and students need to have a NetID. 

All should take steps to activate a NetID as soon as an appointment starts. 


To activate a NetID, please visit this web site:


Contact the Department Administrator if you have questions about UW Net ID.