New WKU students are assigned a WKU ID number, NetID and WKU Email. Each of these items are easily found, and activated. Your WKU ID number is a nine digit 800 number (800-xx-xxxx). This number is used by offices such as Financial Aid, Academic Advising and the Office of Distance Learning to access your student information and assist you along the way. Your NetID is what you will use to sign into the MyWKU, Blackboard and WKU Email. Your NetID is made up of the first three consonants of your first name + 5 digits, for example jhn12345. Please make note of each of these, as you will use them throughout your time at WKU.
New students must also activate their WKU accounts. WKU accounts include TopNet, which is where you will register for your courses, check your financial aid status, view your grades, class schedule, and WKU Email. Your WKU email (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be listed as your primary email address at WKU. Please check it daily - this is where your professors, adviser and other university personnel will contact you.
Now that you're officially a Hilltopper, you're ready to set up your accounts and activate your email. Just follow the steps below, in the order listed, so you'll be ready for the first day of classes.
For additional assistance contact the WKU Help Desk by calling 270-745-7000 or
visiting wku.edu/it to submit an online help request or participate in a live chat session.