Your Computing Account
Your campus computing account username is your WSCU ID number (stu######). The default password will be provided by letter when you are accepted. Before using your account for the first time, you should enroll in the online password reset tool.
- Student e-mail (hosted by Google)
- E-mail forwarding to another e-mail address or phone
- Alumni e-mail Migration, click here for instructions
My Files (Off campus access)
Run by students for students, the Student Helpdesk is your main resource for getting computing answers on campus. Passwords don't work? Can't get connected to the internet? Having trouble with an on campus printer? Your computer is just plain broken? Visit the Helpdesk in Taylor Hall 125 or call (970) 943-3333.
Western State Colorado University maintains a number of student computing labs. The computers in these labs contain all the software that is used during course instruction. You can also access the Internet and e-mail from these facilities. These labs are maintained largely through funding from the Student Computer Fee.
Your personal devices are unable to connect to campus printers. Student printing is available in all buildings on campus and in almost every open student computer lab. Each student has a 600 page quota each semester. If you need more than 600 pages for your academic requirements you will need to speak with SGA located in the University center.
To learn more about the printing policy here at WSCU click Here.
- Personal Printers - We recommend that you directly connect your computer to your printer. The wireless feature on personal printers is not accessable on our network. Using a wireless routers in your dorm room will not change this. In fact it will cause the owner and others in the area to loose all connectivity to the network.
Many students choose to bring their own computer to campus. Although this is not necessary, we do try to make integrating personal computers into our technology environment as simple as possible. There are a few requirements, so if you are bringing a computer you already have or are planning on purchasing one, make sure to review our personal computer recommendations and requirements.
Western has wired and wireless access across campus. On wired, you will be prompted to login to accesscontrol.western.edu when you browse off campus. You will need to enter your student number (stu######) and password. Please set the third box to WSCU Community. On wireless, you will be prompted to login to https://networkaccess.western.edu:9443. You will need to enter your student number (stu######) and password. Click here for detailed instructions on how to connect to a wireless network.