About the Account
The SMU account provided grants access to the various technology resources. The username is typically your eight digit SMU ID number. In some cases, you will need to enter smu\ in front of your ID (ex:smu\0000111). Locker is the only service that uses the first part of your email address instead of the ID number (ex: cuser). Your account information including your password should never be shared with anyone!
Student accounts are created through an automated process triggered by Access.SMU. Accounts are provided once a student is accepted into SMU. If the student does not enroll, the account is deleted following the census date. Students maintain their accounts through their SMU academic career. Accounts are deleted one year following graduation or after 2 full semesters with no enrollment.
The account is established with access to the following:
- SMUID and Password to access the various resources
- SMU Email address
- Personal locker.smu.edu space
- Membership on the student bulk list
- Access.SMU account
Once created, a letter will be sent containing the SMU ID number. Students may then go to https://smu.edu/activate and create their initial password.
Student Worker Accounts
Students employeed in the various departments and schools may also receive a separate student worker account. This account is required for any students who need access to departmental network space, Administrative access to Access.SMU, or permissions for AdminImages. These accounts begin with a W and must be requested by the student's supervisor. These accounts have a separate password and expire every 6 months. To request a student worker account, the supervisor must complete the webform located at help.smu.edu.