Your Computing Account
Your campus computing account username is your WSCU ID number (stu######). The default password will be provided by letter when you are accepted. Before using your account for the first time, you should enroll in the online password reset tool.
- Student e-mail (hosted by Google)
- E-mail forwarding to another e-mail address or phone
- Alumni e-mail Migration, click here for instructions
My Files (Off campus access)
Run by students for students, the Student Helpdesk is your main resource for getting computing answers on campus. Passwords don't work? Can't get connected to the internet? Don't know how to get a paper to print double-sided? Your computer is just plain broken? Visit the Helpdesk in Taylor Hall 125 or call (970) 943-3333.
Western State Colorado University maintains a number of student computing labs. The computers in these labs contain all the software that is used during course instruction. You can also access the Internet and e-mail from these facilities. These labs are maintained largely through funding from the Student Computer Fee.
Printing is available in almost all computer labs on campus. Each student is given a 600 page quota each semester. Read more about the print policy at WSCU.
Many students choose to bring their own computer to campus. Although this is not necessary, we do try to make integrating personal computers into our technology environment as simple as possible. There are a few requirements, so if you are bringing a computer you already have or are planning on purchasing one, make sure to review our personal computer recommendations and requirements.
Western has wired and wireless access across campus. When you are logging in you will be prompted to login to accesscontrol.western.edu. You will need to enter your student number (stu######) and password. Please set the third box to WSCU Community. Click here for detailed instructions on how to connect to a wireless network. Please also refer to the Host Checker page for more information.