NIU AccountIDs and Passwords

Password reset for registered accounts:

Enter your AccountID here, for example: Z1234567 or A1234567

First Time Account Activation

First time applicants, enrolled students and current faculty/staff:

  1. Register Your Account ( or
  2. Change Your Password

Retirees, MyNIU Shared Access and Sponsored Accounts

Use the box above to change your password, set up security questions or reset a forgotten password (which can only be done after setting up security questions). 

Find My AccountID

All employees, applicants and admitted students are assigned unique and permanent AccountIDs. Student employees are issued a separate employee AccountID for all work-related duties. 

    • Active NIU employees can retrieve their AccountID by searching the NIU Directory.  
      • To view enrolled students AccountID, you must login to the  NIU Directory.
Lookup your NIU Student Account ID:

Enter your personal email above

Password Criteria

  • Be at least 10 characters and no more than 128 characters long.
  • Not include any part of your name or AccountID.
  • Must contain characters from three of the following five categories:
    • Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/
    • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages

Confirm your current password.

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