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Accounts & Passwords


You are assigned an AccountID when you are hired. It is permanent.

Look up your AccountID:

  1. Go to the Directory
  2. Look up the name
  3. Select the name. A new window will open.
  4. The AccountID is the first part of the email address.

Or call 815-753-8100 24 / 7 / 365.


Your initial password

Your initial password is your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format. It allows only 5 logins.

  • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month.
  • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

Change your initial password right away at password.niu.edu
Passwords expire every 365 days.

Change your password

You can change your password at any time at password.niu.edu.

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