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How to Obtain an EE Account
The EE department has migrated many of its systems to use UW NetID authentication; EE accounts are only really necessary as of April 2014 for linux lab or other research computing systems, or to various pages on the EE website. All the Windows Lab systems use UW NetID authentication. More EE services can be expected to migrate to NetID for authentication.
Legacy EE Account
Department faculty, department staff, and any student taking an EE course are eligible for an EE computer account. This account is provided for educational purposes only. An EE computing account is required for access to department-supported computing services, including access to EE computing labs, printing, use of department licensed/donated software, and support from the EE computing staff.
You are required to read and accept our account policies before applying for an account.
Students (including PMP)
Use the on-line account creation form. This requires that you already have a UW NetID (see below). EE majors or UW students registered for a class in the current quarter should be able to create an account online. If you have trouble with the form come to room 307E, 307F, or 307G in the EE building on any weekday between 8 am - 12 noon or 1 pm - 5 pm. Be sure to bring your Husky Card with you.
If you cannot visit us to have your account created, and cannot use the web form, please contact the EE computing staff to arrange some other way to create your account.
Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Post-docs & etc.
Once you have your UW NetID (see below), come to rooms 307E, 307F, or 307G on any weekday between 8 am - 12 noon or 1 pm - 5 pm. Please bring your Husky Card. An EE computing staff member will help you create your account.
More information about what support EE Computing offers to department faculty and staff can be found online.
Once you have an EE account, you can manage it online.
Getting a UW computing account (UW NetID)
The University of Washington's web pages are the best sorce of information regarding how to get a UW NetID if you are a student. For more information, visit the UW's "About UW NetIDs" page.
Employees: Faculty, staff, visitors, post-docs, etc.
Once your appointment has been processed and entered into the UW payroll system, our Payroll Manager will be given a special code (by UW, not by EE Computing) that will let you create your UW NetID. Please work with the appropriate person to get your appointment processed in a timely manner. Faculty and visitor appointments are handled by the Assistant to the Chair; staff appointments by the Department Administrator; and other appointments will be handled by your sponsor's support person.