Account Access

VIMS Accounts

All new faculty, staff, and students are required to go through a check-in process. Your department's business manager will assist you  and will provide you a check-in document that will define what access you will need at VIMS. During the check-in process, you will be introduced to the ITNS department to complete and sign a VIMS Computer Account Application. By signing the VIMS Computer Account Application document you are agreeing to abide by the Acceptable Use of Information Systems at VIMS Policy that is listed on the back of the form. Once you have signed the forms, ITNS will assign you a unique VIMSuserid and password.

The VIMSuserid will provide access to VIMS network services:

  • VIMS Domain
  • Departmental Shares
  • Printer Shares
  • Personal Space
  • Email
  • Web Services


Your userid and password provide you the access to network resources at VIMS. This information is confidential and should not be shared. It is your responsibility to keep this information secure.View our password tips for securing passwords.

W&M Accounts

All faculty, staff, and students will also be assigned a unique W&Muserid and password. With very few exceptions, WMuserids for new faculty, staff, and students are created automatically. Generally, IT services are accessed using the WMuserid; a summary of automatic and by request services is provided below.

In an instance where the WMuserid will not be created automatically, please use the WMuserid Request Form. A WMuserid will not be created automatically for:

  • volunteers
  • visiting professors who are not teaching
  • affiliated individuals who are not students, not employees, and not teaching

To activate your WMuserid or change your password, please visit To activate your account at this site, you will need your WMuserid and the randomized, temporary password you received in a secure mailer from IT.

For more information about the WMuserid, see our frequently asked questions. For assistance with accounts, please contact the Technology Support Center at 221-HELP or

The W&Muserid will provide access to W&M network services:

  •  myWM
  • W&M departmental shares
  • W&M email account