What should I know about my AccessID password?

New Wayne State University students and recently hired employees are to use the nine-digit personal ID (PID) found on their one card as their initial AccessID password (this number is also mailed to new students upon application). Upon first login, users will be required to create a secure password (methods to create a strong password and protect personal information will be provided). Passwords may be changed via the Account Icon in


Password standards

  • The following characters are permitted:
    • a-z
    • A-Z
    • 0-9
    • ! % * _ + ~ - [ ] { } # =
  • Minimum eight-character count for standard password.
  • Minimum 14-character count for a permanent password.
  • Password requirements and guidelines: C&IT Strong Password Standard.

Password reset

AccessID passwords may be reset at any time: https://webmail.wayne.edu/am/pw/forgot. Online password reset is available at all times and is the safest way to reset.

This feature may also be accessed via Academica by clicking Forgot Your AccessID or Password? on the login page and resetting through your recovery email address. Learn more about your recovery email address on the C&IT Knowledge Base.

It may take up to 30 minutes for the rest to take effect within the system.

Note: The C&IT Help Desk staff cannot reset passwords via email or online form. Please call 313-577-4357 for assistance.