Login FAQ


Learn more about WVU's identity management system (login.wvu.edu) and how to use your WVU Login credentials below.

Login is the identity management system used by WVU and many WVU affiliates. It ensures that each person has a unique set of credentials to gain access to numerous University systems, including eCampus, Libraries, Portal, WVU+kc and WVU.Encrypted wireless, as well as a number of WVU Medicine systems. Your Login credentials include an assigned login username (usually a combination of your name/initials and numbers) and a password you create.
  • Active WVU employees, students and admitted students
  • WVU Medicine employees
  • Visiting scholars and students
  • WVU Foundation staff
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) participants
  • Contractors working with WVU-affiliated individuals
  • Former students who registered for a course or graduated from WVU
  • Retirees
  • Residents of the WVU Public/Private housing
You have to claim your account and set your password before you can log into WVU systems. View the Claim Your Login Account article for instructions.
If you forget your password, go to login.wvu.edu and click Forgot password. You will need to answer your security questions you set at the time you claimed your account. If you don't remember the answers to your security questions, you will need to reset your account before you can set your new password. View the steps in the Unlock/Reset Your Login Account article.
Yes. Login passwords expire once every 90 or 180 days.* You should receive an email when your password is about to expire. View the Change Your Login Password article for instructions. If you don't change your password before it expires, your account will be locked. View the steps in the Unlock/Reset Your Login Account article to unlock your account and change your password.
  *Faculty, staff, and students whose positions have a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance requirement will be required to change their passwords every 90 days. If you do not have a HIPAA compliance requirement, you may complete a security quiz to extend your password to last 180 days.


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