Center Wide ID (CWID)
The Center Wide ID (or "CWID", pronounced "seaweed") is a unique identifier consisting of a seven character username assigned to all faculty, staff and students. This ID is used to log into nearly all WCMC and NewYork-Presbyterian computing systems. It also constitutes the first section of your email address (CWID@med.cornell.edu).
CWIDs consist of three initials of the user's name (first-middle-last, or for those with no middle name, two letters from the first name and one from the last) and a four digit numeric identifier. Only one CWID is assigned per person - it never expires and does not change, even if you leave the institution or transition between jobs. The same CWID is used at both Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
(Faculty or staff who began employment with the institution prior to 1998 may have CWIDs that do not adhere to the current convention.)
The CWID itself is provided at no additional charge. Access to networks, systems, or services is not included.