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NIU Passwords

Network password

Your initial network password is temporary. Change it to a permanent one at If you get Page Not Found, clear your browser's cache. How to Clear Your Browser's Cache

Student passwords expire every 365 days. Faculty/staff passwords expire every 130 days. 

Passwords are used by students, faculty and staff to access NIU resources:

  • webmail for students
  • GroupWise for faculty/staff
  • MyNIU
  • Blackboard
  • computer labs
  • Anywhere Lab
    • Anywhere Apps
    • Anywhere Files
    • Anywhere Printing
  • Vibe

Workstation password

See your LANadmin for your initial workstation password and instructions for changing it.

Voice Mail Password

Voice mail passwords do not expire.