Your Account

Your online identity at William & Mary is a unique WMuserid and a secure password. So before you do anything else, go ahead and set that up.

Activate Your Account

Once your WMuserid account has been established by Human Resources, you will receive an email prompting you to activate your account.  Activating your account is a three step process.

  1. Get a Banner ID Number
  2. Get a WMuserid
  3. Get a Password

Details are found on our Account Activation page.

If you are a volunteer, a visiting professor that isn't teaching, or any other affiliated individual that isn't a student or employee, a W&M sponsor can use the Request IT to request an affiliate account for you. 

Keep it Safe

Your password is an all access key to your personal information and network resources, so you should treat it as such. If your password is compromised (shared with or guessable by others), confidential information--like your email, calendar, or your payment history--may be up for grabs. As such, we at IT have some recommendations for creating and securing passwords.

You can change your password here at any time.

Set-up a Password Recovery Email Address

A recovery email address allows you to reset your password on your own - just in case! Follow these steps to set it up:

Go to or use the Change Your WMuserid Password link on the W&M IT homepage.

  1. Select Self-Service Password Recovery
  2. Follow the prompts to provide a recovery email address
  3. Confirm the email address (Use the link in the activation email sent to the recovery email address you selected)