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. 

Admitted 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 you were admitted 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 you were admitted 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.