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Overview

Whether you are a new student, returning student, faculty member, staff member, or alumni, you need to activate your MyUWF/ArgoNet account prior to accessing MyUWF.

Active students and employees need to activate their ArgoNet accounts.  ArgoNet accounts include access to services such as UWF Gmail accounts, ArgoAir, and eLearning.  The process for activating MyUWF and ArgoNet accounts is the same.


Instructions

Your official UWF email address is issued to you for the purposes of facilitating your business with the University, and is not a personal address. Do not use it for such things as signing on to personal cloud services, paying bills or anything that would require access to the account after you are no longer a student or employee.

Step 1

Go to my.uwf.edu and click 'Activate your account'.

option for activating account

Step 2

Choose one of the two options to verify your identity.

  • If you selected the 'Using my UWFID' option, fill in your UWF ID and birth date.
  • If you selected the 'Using my last name and the last 4 of my SSN' option, fill in your last name, the last 4 digits of your SSN, and your birth date.


To minimize issues with formatting your birth date, use the calendar tool to the left of the birth date field. 

fields for New User

Step 3

Choose three different security questions and provide an answer for each.

Your answers are not case sensitive.  Please be aware that all other formatting (spacing, special characters, spelling, etc.) must match exactly if you are prompted to answer your security questions in the future.

Choosing three security questions and answers

You may only use the 'Enter your own question' option once.

Error message that appears when choosing incorrect questions

Step 4 (Steps 4, 5, & 6 will only apply to students, applicants, and alumni. Faculty and Staff may continue to Step 7)

Provide an external (non-UWF) email address in both fields and press the 'Next' button.

Some .edu or .mil email addresses may filter emails from UWF.  To avoid this issue, utilize a common email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, etc). 

fields for confirming external email address

After pressing the 'Next' button, a verification email will be sent to your external email address.

Verification Email Sent notice

Step 5

Navigate to the inbox of the non-UWF email account that you provided, and click the link within the verification email to continue the account activation process.

The link within this email is only active for 4 hours.  If you click the link after this time period, you will receive an external email verification error.

Verification email

Step 6

After your external email address has been confirmed, click the 'Next' button to continue and choose a new password.

Email Verification page

If you receive an external email verification error, you will need to clear your cache (Chrome instructionsFirefox instructions), then go back to step 1 above and restart the activation process. 

If you receive the same email verification error after clearing your cache and restarting the activation process, please call the ITS Help Desk (850.474.2075) during our business hours.  Please be sure to be on your personal network and in front of a personally owned Windows or Mac computer when you call.

Email Verification error

Step 7

Select either 'Use a randomly generated system password', 'Generate a new password', or 'Create my own password'. 

If you have selected the 'Use a randomly generated system password' option, you will be provided with a random password on the screen. It is important to make a note or remember your password. This will be the last time it is displayed.

Click the 'Next' button to continue.

Choosing a randomly generated password

If you have selected the 'Create my own password' option, provide a new password in both fields.

Please be aware that your password must be between 12 and 20 characters in length, starting with a letter, containing at least one integer (0 - 9) or a special character.

Click the 'Next' button to continue.

Creating your own password

Step 8

You will be directed to the following screen.  Please do not close this screen as your new username will be presented to you shortly.

Account is being created

Step 9

Go to my.uwf.edu, click 'Log in', type in your new username and password, and click 'Log In'.


After confirming you can log in to MyUWF, you may want to log out, wait 30 minutes, and log back in.

Sometimes the system needs time to sync, to give users access to the apps they should have access to.



ITS Help Desk

(850) 474-2075
helpdesk@uwf.edu


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