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Account Help

----Temporary passwords will expire within 24 hours----

WT Accounts

Your WT username and password will allow you to sign into most University resources including: the MyBuff Portal, computers on campus, campus wireless services, remote access to Library databases.

Students

Student usernames are comprised of your first and last initial and your Buffalo Gold Card (ID) number.  If you do not know your ID number please contact the Registrar's office for assistance.

Student email addresses are comprised of your first initial, middle initial, last name and a digit.  For example the email for Bucky T. Buffalo would be btbuffalo1@buffs.wtamu.edu.  This address serve as your username for Microsoft Office 365 at www.office.com. If you do not know your email address please contact the Registrar's office for assistance.

New students can activate their account by going to Account Activation Page.

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) using Microsoft Office 365 is available for all students.  To use this feature go to SSPR Page and complete the process using your University email address.

Faculty/Staff

Faculty/Staff access to resources should be requested prior to the first day of employment.  If you do not yet have access please coordinate with your department head to make the request.  Faculty/Staff will loose access to their account on the date of separation.

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) using Microsoft Office 365 is now available for all Faculty/Staff.  To register for this service go here use this feature go to the Faculty SSPR Page and complete the process. Be sure to use your University email address as the username.

If you have already registered for this service go the SSPR password reset page to reset your password.

Parent/Guest or Temporary Student Password

Parents wishing to login and pay a student bill can reset their passwords by going to the WT password reset page.  For further assistance contact the Help Desk at (806)651-4357 to have their accounts reset.

University Guest can request wifi access at the following locations: JBK Info Desk, Cornette Library Reference Desk or Hastings Electronic Learning Center (HELC).

Guest that will be using campus computers or other resources must be sponsored by a full time Faculty or Staff member. For more information contact the Information Security Office at security@wtamu.edu.

Setting Passwords

A strong password is one that is difficult for others to determine by guessing or by using automated programs. A strong password is an important first step in protecting your personal information. A good password is complex, and easy to for you to remember.

Complexity Requirements:

  • Contains at least eight (8) characters.
  • Uses three of the following four types of characters:
    • Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
    • Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
    • Numerals (1, 2, 3).
    • Special characters ( ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' ? , . / ).
  • Is not a common word or name, or a close variation on a common word or name.
  • Is not one of your twenty-four (24) previously used passwords.

Your password cannot contain:

  • Spaces, ampersands (&), angle brackets (< >) or non-English characters.
  • Significant portions of your account name or full name.
  • The portion of your e-mail address before the @ symbol.
  • Words or phrases associated with the University including but not limited to: buffs, buffaloes, maroon, west, texas.

*Passwords expire every 180 days

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