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Accounts & Passwords

As a KU student, you are automatically assigned a variety of accounts that provide you with access to MyKU, student email, student payroll, campus wifi networks, and many other systems.

So that you don't need to remember a dozen different account names and passwords, you're assigned a unique username (e.g. ecart999) to access all campus systems.

About your username and email address

Your unique username is created after you successfully submit your application to attend Kutztown University. A few days later you receive a letter with your initial username and password.

At the same time your username is created, you are also assigned an Office 365 email address. Your email address should be easy to remember because it's simply your username followed by (e.g.

If you lost the letter indicating your initial username and password, or don't remember your username, please contact the IT Help Center (201 Stratton Administration Center) at 610-683-1511.

About your password

Your initial password is likely not something you can easily remember, so we recommend changing it. You can change your password online at any time by visiting the Student Account Management page.

Some things to keep in mind about your password...

  • For security reasons, passwords expire every 180 days. Three separate email notifications are automatically sent to you when your password is about to expire (30 days, 14 days and 7 days prior to expiration) to minimize the possibility of getting locked out of your account.
  • When you change your password on the Student Account Management page, your password is automatically changed for ALL systems.
  • All KU systems require a strong password. A strong password is a minimum of 8 characters in length and must have at least 3 of the following 4 characteristics:
    1. Have at least one uppercase character (e.g. A-Z)
    2. Have at least one lowercase character (e.g. a-z)
    3. Have at least one numerical character (e.g. 0-9)
    4. Have at least one special character (e.g. ~!@#$%^&*()_-+=)
  • You are strongly encouraged to log into the Student Account Management page and set up security questions. Answering these security questions gives you access to your account in case you forget your password or your password expires.

Logging into campus systems

KU systems require you to log in using either your full email address (e.g. or simply your username (e.g. ecart999). Here's a list of the login method for the main systems on campus:

Use your username (e.g. ecart999) for...
  • Student Account Management
  • MyKU
  • Campus academic lab computers
  • BearNet wireless
  • KU Alert (e2Campus) registration
Use your email address (e.g. for...
  • Office 365 email
  • eTime student payroll
  • ResNet network
  • ResNet wireless
  • Desire2Learn

For more information

If you'd like more information about accounts & passwords, please visit the Student Account Management help page.

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