Change your password
Passwords are the first and most important level of network defense, and thank you for making yours secure!
Even the best password can be cracked given enough time, and it is a good idea to change yours frequently. One good method for making up a new one is creating an acronym out of a phrase, such as “This May Be One Way To Remember” with the password “TmB1w2R!” or “Tmb1W>r~” etc. (But don't use this example!)
Remember, all new passwords will need to meet Colorado College's password requirements:
(A) Passwords may not contain your user name or any part of your full name;
(B) Passwords must be at least six characters long;
(C) Passwords must contain at least three of the four following types of characters:
(1) English uppercase letters A, B, C, ... Z;
(2) English lowercase letters a, b, c, ... z;
(3) Westernized Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, ... 9;
(4) Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters) $,!,%,^.
Colorado College currently offers three ways to change your password:
- Log on to any Windows-based PC on campus with your current password, including lab machines (make sure 'coloradocollege' is selected in the "log onto" field). Once you're in, just hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete when logged on and then select the “Change Password” button in the lower left.
- If you are a Mac user, live off-campus, or aren’t on the domain, change your password by logging into CC’s web-based email program, Outlook Web Access (for faculty/staff: https://email.coloradocollege.edu - For students you'll need to log into Office 365 ).
- Once there, click on "Options" in the upper right
- Choose "Change Your Password"
- Fill out the form (current password, new password, confirm new password) and click "Save"