Changing Your MyCWU Password

Here is some quick information about the CWU Passwords for Students, Faculty and Staff:

  • Your Password expires every 180 days/6 months
  • The same password works for MyCWU, CWU Outlook email, Canvas accounts, and WiFi Access across campus. 
    • This is what Central Washington University refers to as the Single Sign On or SSO.  


Step One: Navigate to

Alternatively, you can reach the account management page by clicking the Self-Service option at the sign in page you are accessing. From the CWU Self-Service Portal, select Reset Password.


If at any point in the this or any other CWU login process you end up seeing a page called "Oracle PeopleSoft" this is a loading error.  Please do not attempt to log into this page. You can fix this page error either by opening an incognito or private browsing window (Article - How to Open a New Private W... ( Or by clearing your browsers cache (Article - Clearing Internet Browsing ... (  

Step Two:  Select Change your Password.

Step Three: Enter your MyCWU username and current password. Please make sure you follow the guidelines for creating a new password.

Step Four: Enter a new password. Keep in mind that the following password requirements must be met to be accepted by the system:

  • Password is case sensitive.
  • Must be at least 14 characters long.
  • Must not include your name or any part of your name, birth date, username or any personal info like street addresses or phone numbers.
  • Must have at least three types of the following characters:
    • Uppercase (A-Z)
    • Lowercase (a-z)
    • Number (0-9)
    • Symbol (!, #, $, etc.)

Once a new password has been entered correctly, you will receive a message saying the password has been changed successfully.


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