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I Need to Change My Password, Now What?

Change Password

Login and follow the prompts to set your new password.

Change Password

Forgot Your Password?

That's okay! Use the Forgot Password Tool

Forgot Password

Password Requirements

Your new password will have a few requirements that need to be met.

  • Must be a minimum of 14 characters, not to exceed 32 characters.
  • Password must be a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special characters. 
  • Must contain at least one number. 
  • Must be changed at least every 180 days. 
  • Must not contain any character more than twice consecutively. 
  • Passwords may not contain the user’s first or last name
  • Must not include any personal information, (i.e. name, birthday, SSN).  
  • Can’t be any of your last 24 passwords.

Q: I'm stuck. I need help. Isn't there a person for this?
A: Yup! Contact us at the Help Desk. We're available by phone, email and in person. We'll help you access your account. 

Q: Why are the password requirements so strict?
A: A UW Policy and UW Procedure, but also, we care about your online and data protection.

Q: Why is this so tedious?
A: Data security doesn’t have to be. Pick a passphrase as your password – it will be easy for you to remember and simple to reset.

For Faculty & Staff


How to change your password on a campus PC desktop.

Change password.


How to change your password on a campus Macintosh workstation.

Change password.