Your password expires every 120 days. If you last changed your password when you logged on for the first time in September, your password will expire sometime in the middle of January. If you’re off campus when that happens, instead of being prompted to change your password (which will happen if you’re logging in from the labs) you won’t be able to get in.
You can change your password from off campus (go to http://www.stthomas.edu/email and click the Change Password link). However, if you don’t think you’ll remember that this is the problem when you try to log on in January, change it now and you won’t have to worry about it — at least not until early April.
Your password must be at least 6 characters long, and must include at least three of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation marks. Your password may not include your first name, last name or username. You have to change your password at least every 120 days, but you are encouraged to change it more often.
To change your password in the labs:
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then click Change Password. Your username will be filled in for you.
Enter your current password in the Old Password field. Enter your new password in the New Password field; enter it again in the Confirm New Password field. Click OK.
To change your password from anywhere else:
Regardless of where you are, you can use the Web page at http://www.stthomas.edu/email to change your password. From the login page for EMS Web, click Change Password.
On the Change Password page, enter your username (e.g., jhnewman) in the Account field after the UST\; enter your current password in the Old Password field; enter your new password in the New Password field; and enter your new password again in the Confirm New Password field. Click OK.