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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 and admitted students: Call 815-753-8100 (24/7/365)

Enrolled 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

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.

NIU email is powered by Google

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

NIU communicates with you through NIU Google gmail. 

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