Bronco NetID for Students

Your Bronco NetID is your Western Michigan University username and login ID for all major online systems. With your password, it gives you access to course registration, grade look-up, online classes, account balance and payments, email and more.

You receive your Bronco NetID with a temporary password when you are admitted to WMU. To activate your Bronco NetID, go to and click either First Time Logging in or Set Your Password. You will need to enter a new password, and you will be prompted to create a challenge phrase. This will allow you to reset your password if you forget it. Read password guidelines prior to setting a new password.

Never share your password with anyone!

Student passwords must be changed at least once a year. You will receive reminders when your password is about to expire. For more information, see the password management policy. Never share your password with anyone as doing so may compromise your personal data.

If you forget your Bronco NetID

If you do not remember your Bronco NetID, you may call the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1 or you may swipe your Bronco ID card at any of the Bronco card-swipe locations below. You can also use your challenge phrase to set a new password.

Bronco Card-swipe locations

  • Arts and Sciences Lab in Rood Hall
  • Bernhard Center Lab in the Bronco Mall
  • Computer Aided Engineering Center in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Building
  • Help Desk in the University Computing Center
  • Kellogg Computer Lab in Schneider Hall
  • Registrar's Office in Seibert Administration Building
  • Sangren Hall Labs

If you are away from the Kalamazoo campus, you may contact the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1, for assistance. Students at regional locations may obtain Bronco NetID and password changes at their regional locations.

Student Bronco NetID services expire approximately 12 months after no further enrollment. Alumni Bronco NetID services will expire approximately 24 months after graduation, as long as it continues to be used. Alumni email will expire after six months of inactivity.

Additional information

Bronco NetID services and quotas