NetID - What is my User Name?

This will walk you through how to find your NetID Username or who to contact if you do not have an active account.

Student NetIDs

In the vast majority of cases the username will be:

For example:  The student Indiana Jones with an ID number of 0001072 would have the NetID username of jonesi72

Employee NetIDs (Staff & Faculty)

In the vast majority of cases the employee username will be:

For example:  The faculty or staff member Jason Anderson would have the NetID username of andersoj

Student Employee NetIDs

In the vast majority of cases, the employee username will be: 
  • the word staff and a period
  • the typical NetID
For example: The student Indiana Jones with an ID number of 0001072 who got a job on campus would have the NetID username of staff.jonesi72

Looking up your NetID in the online directory:

Some users may be able to look up their NetID information in the online directory. However, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy act, students may request the nondisclosure of directory information. This means that the search may not reveal the names of select students. 
  1. Navigate to the UW Oshkosh Online Directory
  2. Type in your last name
  3. Select Search
  4. Find your name
    • By default, the first 10 alphabetical results will show with the option to show more or go through them all
    • Refine the search by adding your first name 
  5. The NetID username is the first part of the email address before the @uwosh.edu

Not sure if your account has been created yet? 

For Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff employee accounts will automatically be created after employee paperwork has been processed in Human Resources. HR can be reached at 920-424-1166. 

For Students

Student accounts are automatically created after their paid deposit has been processed in Admissions. The Admissions Office can be reached at 920-424-0416.


If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu

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