Your NIU email is the official way the university communicates information to you. Spend time each day reviewing any emails that you've received.
Your NIU student email address is your Z-ID@students.niu.edu. Information about your newly created Z-ID was sent to the personal email account you used when you applied to NIU. If you haven’t yet, you’ll need to activate your NIU account ID.
We use multifactor authentication (MFA) to keep your email secure. You'll use both your password and a code texted to your cell phone to log in. Download the Microsoft Authenticator app for free. Be prepared to provide a phone number as a means of authentication prior to login.
Aside from Outlook, your free access to Microsoft Office 365 provides access to applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
Enter the email address you used to apply for admissions to NIU.
If the email entered can be matched to a MyNIU account, a message will be sent to your alternate (non-NIU) email address with your Z-ID as well as the initial password configuration needed to reset your password and securely register your NIU account.