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Connecting with William Woods University

One of the most overlooked but essential functions to success is communication. Your success starts with taking ownership to ensure that you have access to the necessary university systems that you may be using as a student. Some programs use special systems, the majority of the information presented below is required by all students.

At the time of your acceptance, you will receive a login credential email notice from our University Information Technologies (UIT) department. This notice will walk you through the login process and confirm your access information.

All William Woods Students:

Current Students Link

You can find this link by visiting and selecting the Current Students link at the top right of the screen. On the subsequent page, you will see several quick links to important university resources, most of which are listed below.

Your William Woods Email Account

William Woods University provides all students with a free university email account. This account serves as a primary method of communication between students, faculty, and staff. It is important to check your university account regularly.

For further assistance using email, please feel free to contact the 24-hour UIT Helpdesk at (573) 592-4224 or via email at

Owlnet - your Exclusive Access to The Woods

The Owlnet portal provides students with access to information and services that are vital to success. If you are new to Owlnet, you will need to retrieve your password. To retrieve your password, you will need to use your student ID number and other information that is part of your student record to confirm your identity.

Once you have accessed Owlnet and are registered for classes, the Student tab will allow you to access the following services and information:

  • Student Schedules – View your scheduled classes and your grades earned.
  • Financial Aid – Review, complete, and accept your financial aid award package electronically.
  • Account Balance – Check your account balance and avoid late fees and transcript holds. Remember payments are due the 10th day of the month following the start date of each course.
  • Tutoring – Access free online tutoring 24 hours a day.
  • Library – Access multiple library resources including citation guides and advanced journal resources.

For further assistance using Owlnet, please feel free to contact the 24-hour UIT Helpdesk at (573) 592-4224 or via email at


Online courses will be delivered via Brightspace by D2L. Follow this Step-By-Step Guide to Brightspace to learn how to access your online courses.