A PawPrint is the ID needed to access most MU technology resources. All MU faculty, staff and students are provided with a PawPrint. A PawPrint consists of a student's initials and three random characters to ensure security. Your PawPrint combined with a password you create will allow you to access your online course sites and many other resources.

New students will receive a PawPrint/single sign-on (SSO) and temporary password in an admission letter. It generally takes up to 48 hours for the MU system to generate a PawPrint account after you are admitted.

  • Nondegree and post-baccalaureate students admitted through Mizzou Online will receive an admission letter via email.
  • Degree-seeking undergraduate students will receive their admission letter via email from the MU Admissions office. Graduate students receive their information via email from Graduate Studies.

If you have not received this information, please email Mizzou Online or call 800-609-3727. After activation, students will have access to their MU email, online/web-assisted courses, MU Library resources, and more.

PawPrint activation for NEW students (with temporary password)

PawPrint activation for CURRENT -or- RETURNING students

Accessing your MU email/Webmail

Once your PawPrint is activated, you can access your MU email from anywhere with an Internet connection. A security certificate must be downloaded from the Webmail site the first time you log in on any computer.

Important All University-related information and announcements will be sent only to MU email accounts so please be sure to check your MU email account regularly. Note: MU email accounts are created for University credit students only.

If you have problems activating your PawPrint or need help accessing your email, contact: