Logging in to MyVWCC

If you know your username and password, you can log in to MyVWCC by going to https://vw.my.vccs.edu. If you are unable to locate your username or reset your password by following these directions, please call the Help Desk at 540-857-7354 for assistance.

First Time Users/Don’t Know Your Username

First time users can look up their Username by clicking on the Forgot my Username button. For students, the personal email must match what you used when you filled out your college admissions application. For employees, the email will be the work email associated with your account.

Don’t Know Your Password

If you do not know what your password is:

  1. Click Forgot my Password on the MyVWCC login page.
  2. In Step 1, enter your Username or personal email address used to create the account.
  3. In Step 2, select the “I am not a robot” captcha box, then click the Continue button.
  4. Next, you will be given three choices for your preferred reset method: a mobile phone number (if entered in your account), your primary email address, or your secondary email address. Select your contact and click Submit. If you have no valid points of contact to select, please call the Help Desk at 540-857-7354.
  5. You will receive an email or text, depending on the method of contact selected, with a link to claim your account and reset your password. This text link will only be valid for 10 minutes, while the email link is valid for 24 hours.
  6. Once you follow the reset link and enter the claim code, you will be redirected to create a new password for your account.
  7. After you successfully reset your password please close all your browsing windows and wait at least 10 minutes before you attempt to login with your new credentials. This waiting period allows your new password to synchronize across all VCCS applications, including Canvas, SIS, and Gmail.

Go back to the MyVWCC login page and login with your username and the new password you created.

Student (VCCS) Email & Google Apps

The Virginia Community College System email system is hosted by Google Apps, and everyone (students, faculty, and staff) with a MyVWCC username is assigned a Gmail account. The Google email system provides you with a very reliable and secure way to send and receive email. Emails are delivered through a web browser and email addresses will not change.

For help with your email check out the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding student email.

Faculty & Staff: This is not your official Virginia Western email address. If you do not want to check multiple email addresses, you should forward your Gmail to your Outlook email account.

Google Apps

In addition to Gmail, you also have access to other Google Apps. Check out the main features you have available to use below; be sure to click on the options to see video demos and Google Help Center information.

Google Calendar

Multiple calendars are available for you to use, including a simple online calendar, shared calendars,  and subscriptions to public calendars. Mobile access is included.

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

Create word processing documents, spreadsheets or presentations. Export them to your favorite desktop and mobile programs. Share them with your groups and make real-time changes together.

Google Drive

Store and access files anywhere — on the Web, on your hard drive or on your mobile device. Share files easily with others.

Google Sites

Participate in team website creation where you can embed videos, images and gadgets.

Faculty & Staff Email

IET provides and supports Microsoft Office 365/Outlook email for faculty and staff. In addition to email, Microsoft Office 365/Outlook offers calendaring, personal contacts, a global address book, shared calendaring, and tasks.

With Microsoft Office 365 webmail, you can use a web browser to access your mailbox from any computer with an Internet connection.

Your username and password for your email is the same as your VWCC network username (vwlastf) and password. Outlook is provided to all employees that do not share a VWCC workstation.

Information about d-lists and shared email accounts can be found here.

Outlook Help

Office 365 (Webmail) Help

In addition to the site below, you can click the question mark in the upper right corner of your webmail to search Office 365 help topics.

Barracuda Archive Tools

Searching for Emails Using Barracuda Archive Tools

Spam Protection

IET monitors and attempts to manage the amount of spam or junk email received by our users.

There is also an individual filter that works based on your preferences. Emails are quarantined (or held in a queue) if they are suspected to be spam. You will periodically receive an email if you have quarantined messages, allowing you to decide what you wish to classify as junk and what you wish to receive.

VWCC is now using the Microsoft e-mail filter for Spam protection. For more information, please visit this link.