Student Z-ID & Password - NIU - Division of Information Technology

      

   

Accounts & Passwords

Your Student Z-ID & Password

Z-ID

All applicants and admitted students are assigned a Z-ID. It is permanent. 

Enrolled students - look up your Z-ID:

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

Or call 815-753-8100 24 / 7 / 365.

Applicants: Call 815-753-8100 (24 / 7 / 365).

Password

Initial password

An initial password is assigned to you. Change your initial password right away at password.niu.edu.

If your account was created before June 29, 2015,
your initial password is:

  • Your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format
    • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month
    • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

If your account was created on June 29, 2015 or after,
your initial password is:

  • Your birthdate in NIU.YYYYMmmDD format
    • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month
    • Example: January 1, 1993 = NIU.1993Jan01

If you need help, call the Helpdesk at 815-753-8100.

Passwords expire every 365 days. 

Change your password any time

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

Need help?  IT Helpdesk.