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E-Number/Net ID/Password

Your E-Number is your unique nine-character ID that is on your acceptance letter.

When you are admitted to the University, you are assigned an E-number by which all records are stored. Anytime you call a University office and ask for help that requires access to your student records, it will be necessary to provide your E-number.

Your Net ID will be your personal log-on to EIU systems (PAWS, Panthermail and MyEIU).

The Net ID and Password will be used to access any site essential for academic function such as PAWS (the online student information system), EIU email (PantherMail), WebCT for internet classes, etc. 

To locate your Net ID and Password:

  • From Eastern's home page, select MyEIU at bottom of page

  • Log in or create a new account using your personal email that you submitted upon applying

  • Your Net ID and password will appear under your Checklist

  • Write down your Net ID and initial password and keep it safe

Changing your password:

  • Once you have successfully retrieved your Net ID and password, we strongly encourage you to change your password through P-Synch, Eastern's password management system.

  • Access P-Synch at https://password.eiu.edu

  • Select English

  • Under My LoginID on P-Synch, enter your Net ID

  • Press the Login button

  • Follow the prompt


If you have questions, contact the Help Desk at 217-581-HELP