Guest account (guest NetID)

Campus departments can now provide a temporary NetID to visiting scholars, prospective students, seminar attendees, contract employees and others who need short-term access to UW-Madison’s campus network.

Temporary NetIDs are now valid for use with the centrally supported campus wireless network and the campus VPN service, but not for services such as dialup access, email or calendar.

Available To



  • Access the university network when visiting the campus as a guest


  • Abide by UW-Madison's Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy
  • Must be requested for a guest by a UW-Madison employee

Getting Started

Request a Guest NetID.

A Guest NetID must be requested by a UW-Madison employee on behalf of the guest. If you are requesting Guest NetIDs for someone else, you will be prompted to provide your NetID and password.

Terms of use

Abide by UW-Madison’s Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy