The Office of Information Services and Technology, in collaboration with the technology organizations of each school and the offices of Student Records and Human Resources, launched WUSTL CONNECT last week.

WUSTL CONNECT is a University-wide login system that will allow WUSTL community members to use only one user name and password to access many WUSTL Web applications. Previously, separate user names and passwords were required for each system.

WUSTL CONNECT is being launched in three phases: The first, which began last week, primarily affects student Web applications. In late November, many administrative applications such as Research Gateway, HRMS and FIS will be accessed using WUSTL Connect. Early in 2009, library applications on the Danforth Campus and wireless networking services will be accessed using WUSTL CONNECT.

The benefit of WUSTL CONNECT is that members of the WUSTL community will have fewer password and login names to remember, and they will only have to log in once to access different applications, said Ken Trammel, director of application development.

“With WUSTL CONNECT, faculty, staff and students can select a user name and password that’s familiar and easy to recall,” Trammel said.

Before the end of the semester, faculty, staff and students should receive an e-mail from the University inviting them to create a WUSTL KEY — a user name and password combination. Faculty, staff and students will then have until the end of the calendar year to create a unique WUSTL KEY for WUSTL CONNECT.

For more information on WUSTL CONNECT, contact Trammel at 935-8332 or ktrammel@wustl.edu.