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 (ZID@students.niu.edu or AccountID@mail.niu.edu)
  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

Applicants / Students: To recover your AccountID, please provide the personal email address used when you applied or that is on file in PeopleSoft. If a match is found, we will send your AccountID to the provided email address.

Employees: NIU employees can retrieve their AccountID by searching the NIU Directory.

Find your NIU Student AccountID:

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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