Your ePantherACCOUNT and your Identity

The assignment of the ePantherACCOUNT with an associated ePantherID is based on basic identity information that applicant students provide when they apply at UWM and new employees provide during the hiring process. The legal first and last name is used to automatically create a unique ePantherID. The date of birth and the UWM Campus ID Number are jointly used to ensure the unique ePantherID is assigned to the correct individual.

You must personally activate your new ePantherACCOUNT and set a password known only to you before you are able to access campus services. During the process of activation, you will be asked for your date of birth and your UWM Campus ID Number. Once activated, your ePantherACCOUNT allows you to be identified to use campus services providing a personalized and secure experience.

As long as you keep your ePantherACCOUNT protected with a secure password known only to you, you should not need to verify your identity again. In the event that you forget your password and have not set your ePanther security questions to allow you to reset your password, you may be asked to come to the UWM Help Desk in person with a current government-issued photo ID before your password will be reset. The following types of government-issued photo ID will be accepted:


  • UW-Milwaukee Campus ID
  • State-issued drivers license or photo ID card
  • Passport
  • United States Military ID

Other government agency issued photo ID may be accepted at the discretion of the UWM Help Desk.