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Complete Account Set Up
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EFFECTIVE 05.13.2024

The first step when receiving a notification that your Catawba account is ready is to complete setting up your account. You can do so by visiting On this page you will be prompted to enter either the new Catawba username that was sent to you, your Catawba ID, or your personal email address. Hit the enter key once you have entered this information.


The page will update to allow you to either enter a Bypass PIN (if one was provided) and click enter  


or to answer a minimum of three questions from the list of questions provided and click submit.




Once you have successfully completed the process, you will be notified that you have successfully validated your identity. After this you can visit Outlook to log into your email.



The initial time you attempt to log in to your account, you will be notified that more information is required to access your account. Click next.


You will be prompted to install Microsoft Authenticator to keep your account secure. IT recommends that you choose this method. Instructions can be found here.

Alternatively, you may select I want to set up a different method and select your phone number.


The page will update with a notice that a code has been texted to that number. Enter the code into the blank box, then click Next.


The page will then update that you have successfully secured your account. You can then interact with sites requiring log in credentials such as My Catawba.






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