You are assigned a Z-ID when you apply to NIU. Your Z-ID looks like z9#####. It is permanent.
Look up your Z-ID in the Directory - your email address starts with your Z-ID.
All students (including prospective and admitted) are given an initial password based on birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format. It allows only 3 logins.
See your initial password
Change your initial password before it expires at password.niu.edu.
You can change your password at any time at password.niu.edu.Note: Your password expires every 365 days.
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NIU Security Policy requires that student employees use their employee account for all work-related duties and their student account for all student-related activities.
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