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Email Password Requirements

  1. For employees:
    Minimum password length is 16 characters (effective Aug. 24, 2020)
  2. For students:
    Minimum password length is 16 characters (effective Dec. 2, 2020)
  3. Passwords must include at least three out of four of the following:
    o Contain at least one upper-case character
    o Contain at least one lower-case character
    o Contain at least one special character (i.e., @!#$%&*)
    o Contain at least 1 numeric character
  4. Valid special characters are: ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /
  5. Passwords may include a space
  6. Passwords cannot contain all or part of your name
  7. Passwords will be locked out for five minutes after 10 consecutive invalid login attempts
  8. Passwords cannot be re-used
  9. Providing all password requirements have been met, your password will not expire.

To access most online systems on the UMass Lowell campus, you must have a valid UMass Lowell email account. 

This account provides you access to applications that use Single Sign On (SSO) credentials, such as your UMass Lowell email account, SiS Self-Service, the Wireless Network, HR Direct, myAlert, MyParking, VPN, the Online Housing Gateway and the Echo360 Lecture Capture System.