Changing Your Password
Keep your password safe and complex.
NEVER give your password to anyone.
Changing your password
Password requirements must meet our password complexity rules found here: Password Complexity Rules.
Notes on password changes:
Ursinus College or any legitimate organization will never ask you for your password. Do not give or share your password to anyone for any reason.
After changing your password, devices such as phones, tablets, etc., on which you currently use Ursinus email or the Ursinus Secure Wireless Network, will need to be updated with the new password.
You can change your password by clicking this link:
After following the above link, enter the information requested to sign in on the webpage by entering your Ursinus username, and password, then click ‘Sign In’.
After signing in, you will be taken to the main application page. At the top of the page your first name should be listed - it is located next to the ‘Add Apps’ button. Click on your name and you will be presented with a drop down menu. Choose ‘Settings’. After clicking on ‘Settings’, you will be taken to your account page where one of the sections is the ‘Change Password’ section.
Enter your current/old password, and then enter your new password two times in the boxes provided. Then click the ‘Change Password’ button. You should be presented with a message stating whether the password changed successfully or if there was a problem.
If there was a problem it could be due to entering your old password incorrectly, not typing the new password correctly twice so that they match, or you didn’t meet the Password Complexity Rules.
At any time, please contact Tech Support at 610-409-3789 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or assistance.
- Never give your username and password to anyone via e-mail. Ursinus will never ask you for your password in an email.
- Do not click on links or attachments in spam e-mail, or from senders you do not know. Enter the address into the browser window, or go directly to the organization web site and follow the links.
Phishing and Spam Info
- Keep up with browser and operating system software updates - especially security related updates
- We have seen an increase in spammers sending spam by forging our e-mail addresses as the message sender; this generates a lot of ‘Non-Delivery Receipts’ (NDR), and ‘Delivery Status Notifications’ (DSN) messages to the users who’s mailbox was used as the forged sender. It does not necessarily mean that your computer or network accounts were compromised. Nor does it represent any significant security concern in and of itself. The flood of messages usually abates in a day or two, once the spammers move on to other addresses.
- Go to http://www.microsoft.com and search for “protect yourself” for links to articles about protecting personal information, phishing, spear phishing, e-mail scams, safe instant messaging, safe blogging, identity theft, spoofing, backscatter spam, etc.