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Passwords

Overview

Your UCCS password, along with your UCCS username, is your key to many of our offered services. Forgot your password? Need to change your current password? Our self-service account management can be found at accounts.uccs.edu. To encourage safe computing practices, we do have requirements for passwords that must be met. 

Students:

  • Expires a year after being set
  • Must contain at least 10 characters with the following:
    • At least 1 UPPERcase letter
    • At least 1 LOWERcase letter 
    • At least 1 number or special character

Faculty, Staff and POI's: 

  • Expires a 90 days after being set
  • Must contain at least 8 characters with the following:
    • At least 1 UPPERcase letter
    • At least 1 LOWERcase letter 
    • At least 1 number or special character

Special Restrictions:

  • It is recommended that the following symbols are not used  * @ + # % & = : ; " ' ? / \ or a space
  • The password may not contain your USERNAME, FIRST NAME, OR LASTNAME

When Is Support For This Service Available?

Support for your account and password needs are available 24/7 at accounts.uccs.edu.

Additional assistance is available during posted help desk hours, at the Columbine Computer Lab or at the IT Assistance Desk in the Kraemer Family Library during library hours.

Self Service Password Reset

You can change your password on your own using the Lost or Forgotten Password link available at accounts.uccs.edu

Please remember that this system will only work if you set up your account reclaim information while claiming your account or changing your password.

What's the default password for my account?

New staff, faculty, and student default passwords are set to
MmmYYN####

  • where:
    • Mmm = birth month (e.g. January = Jan, February = Feb)
    • YY = last two numbers of your birth year
    • N = first initial of your last name
    • #### = last 4 digits of student ID number (employee ID number for staff and faculty)

*Use UPPER and lower case where indicated.

Example for John Smith who was born on January 1, 1001 with a student ID of 00001234. Jan01S1234

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