Provide your NIU Z-ID, the personal email address used when you applied, and your birthdate. If you do not know your Z-ID, use the "Find My AccountID (Z-ID)" option.
If a match is found, we’ll send an email to your personal email address with a link and token to set up your temporary password. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, please check your junk e-mail folder.
Set a temporary password for your account (you will be prompted to change this password the next time you sign in), then provide your phone number and personal email for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Multifactor Authentication (MFA).
Go to MyNIU Student System and select “Single Sign-On.” Sign in with your student email (ZID@students.niu.edu) and the temporary password you set. Follow the prompts to set up a password for your account.
Once your account has been activated, you will use your student AccountID (Example: ZID@students.niu.edu) and your new password to sign in to NIU systems and services.
Once you’ve activated your AccountID, you’re ready to access MyNIU.