Before you can log in to your St. Edward's University account for the first time, you'll need to activate your account. You'll also need to activate your account if you've never activated it in our new identity management system. 

New User Account Claim

1. Visit the Account Activation Page

At, select Activate Your Account and proceed with the required information. To activate your account, you'll need to enter four things: first name, last name, date of birth and postal code. Please note: International students and new faculty/staff members may require a special code in lieu of an actual postal code. You can get that code by giving us a call at 512.448.8443.

2. Follow the Activation Steps

To complete the process, you'll be asked to provide your username and password and accept the university computing policy. Then you can set up further account details like security questions and alternate contact information.

Image of the account claim screen

User with Existing Password

Some faculty, staff and students have never officially activated their account in the university's current identity management system. To ensure you don't lose access to key university services because of an account issue, you should proceed to, where you can manage your account details.

For this first and only time, select Activate Your Account, and follow the activation steps there.