Applicants and Admitted Students - NIU - Division of Information Technology

      

   

Division of Information Technology

New Students

Your Z-ID and Password

Your Z-ID

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

If you don't know your Z-ID:

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

Admitted students

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

Need help?  IT Helpdesk.

NIU email is powered by Google

Your email address is your Z-ID@students.niu.edu. 

NIU communicates with you through NIU Google gmail. 

Get NIU Google gmail the way you want it:

Downloads

  •  NIU Security Certificate - You must install the NIU security certificate in your browsers to use some of NIU's web services.

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