This document explains the student technology account.
All registered students at UW-Green Bay are given a campus network account that they use to access campus technology resources. Students retain their account for one year after the end of their last enrolled semester to facilitate job searching. Nursing and Extended Degree students retain their accounts for two years.
Student account usernames consist of the first four characters of their last name, their first and middle name initials, and the two-digit day of the month that they were born. For example, Mary Kay Jones’s birthday is May 4th, so her username would be jonemk04. (There are occasional exceptions to this syntax.)
The initial password is the first letter of the student’s last name (capitalized), followed by the # sign, followed by the 9-digit Campus ID number. Example: J#123456789 (Note: For all accounts that were created prior to Sept. 15, 2007, the initial password was set as the 9-digit Campus ID number only.)
A student’s full Internet email address is firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e. email@example.com)
Students will use their network account for the following.
The initial password for student accounts is the first letter of the last name (capitalized), followed by the # sign, followed by the 9-digit Campus ID number. Example: J#123456789 (Note: For all accounts that were created prior to Sept. 15, 2007, the initial password was set as the 9-digit Campus ID number only.). As of April 1, 2011, passwords must conform to the following minimum password standards:
Users will be notified via email two weeks before their passwords are due to expire, with daily notifications thereafter. In addition, pop-up notifications will appear on campus Windows PC beginning two weeks prior to the password expiration date.
If you attempt to log into a campus Windows PCs and your password has expired, you will be prompted with a dialog box that will allow you to change your password. You must provide your old password to do this.
Students may use the Online Password Reset web page to change their password. You must provide your 9-digit Campus ID, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your birthdate. Students on campus can also approach the General Access lab consultants and present a picture ID to have their passwords reset. Students who are having difficulty changing their password should call the IT Help Desk at (920) 465-2309 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Once they graduate, students retain their account for one year after their last enrolled semester to facilitate job searching. (Nursing and Extended Degree students will retain their accounts for two years.) Student account purges occur in February and October. Two weeks before their account removal is scheduled, students will receive a warning message that their account will be removed. If the student needs to continue using their account to complete course related activities, they should have a faculty or staff member email the help desk to explain the reason for the account extension and the period of time that the account will be needed. Before accounts are deleted, all files in the account are backed up and can be restored within one year if necessary. Email files are not backed up and cannot be restored if a student requests that their account be reinstated.