What are NetID and CWID?


An MSU NetID is your unique electronic identity that gives you access to a growing number of online services at the University. Your MSU NetID is based on your last name plus one or more characters from your first name. Each MSU NetID has an associated password, so when accessing Montclair State University’s resources using your NetID you will also be required to enter your password. 

The NetID management form at https://netid.montclair.edu can be used to activate and maintain your MSU NetID. If you do not have an active MSU NetID, then the first time you use the management form it will walk you through the steps required for activation. During the NetID creation process, you will be asked if your personal information is correct. If it is not, do not proceed with creating your account.


Please note that in order to activate your MSU NetID you will need to enter your Campus Wide ID Number (CWID) and PIN. The campus provides each member of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) with a unique 8 digit ID number. The key objective is to eliminate the use of the Social Security Number (SSN) as an individual identifier in the University’s administrative systems. This greatly increases protection against identity theft and enhances individual privacy.

If a faculty/staff member does not know their pin, they can attempt to reset it via Employee Self-Service if they were employed prior to the launch of Workday. If you cannot reset your password through the system, contact IT Service Desk at 973-655-7971 opt 1.