Login Help - Changing Your Password

Password Requirements

UVU passwords must be at least 14 characters long.

Please ensure you are signing in using UVID@uvu.edu

Setting a long passphrase that only you know makes your password hard for hackers to guess and keeps your account secure. 

Once you set a long secure password, check out the Passwordless Authentication options now available so that you don't need to type or remember your long, complex password.

Go Passwordless

How to Access Service

If you would like to change your myUVU password, click here:

Change Your Password

See the Service Information section below for a step-by-step guide to using the UVU Password Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I go to manage my password recovery options?

You can set the Sign-in methods that allow you to choose how to sign in and give you options for password recovery. UVU suggests adding a phone and personal email for password recovery and then trying one passwordless authentication method.

What are UVU's password requirements?

Password must be:

  • At least 14 characters long

Upper case characters, numbers and/or special characters are encouraged but not required.

How do I sign in to the myUVU portal if it is my first time logging in?

  1. Navigate to myUVU
  2. When prompted, use "Wolverine" followed by your eight-digit birth date in the format of: MMDDYYYY (no spaces or dashes).
  • For example, if your birth date was January 23, 1945, your password would be Wolverine01231945. 

How do I choose a good password?

A good password should be easy to remember, yet hard to guess. Passwords that have at least 14 characters in length eliminate about 90% of the “hacked database” passwords as well as the possibility of using a brute force guess attempt. 

When making your new password, try combining several words into a passphrase that has 14 characters. Create a unique passphrase for each website you use (like my.uvu.edu), because reusing the same one for multiple accounts is risky.    Passphrases are simple sentences or word chains based on things that are easy to remember but hard to guess.  examples are “I have owned 5 cars in my life” or using PASSword – “PeachesApplesSugarSalt”.

Bad passwords contain:

  • Information related to you that is easy to look up (like phone number, birth date, license plate number, spouse name, pet name).
  • Dictionary words or phrases from books, films, poems, songs, famous speeches, etc. (in any language).
  • Words with simple methods, such as: using the same word backwards, joining two words, or two words with a punctuation character in between (e.g., Elponitnatsnoc, yenoh, eipragus, yellowtiger, regitwolley, cat?dog, star!search).
  • Numbers in an easy sequence.

If you have trouble remembering passwords, try using one of the new passwordless options. For all the websites we use every day, it's essential to use a unique password and never use your UVU password on any other website. One easy way to do this is to use a password manager like LastPass, 1Password, or Dashlane. These password managers generate a random password for each visited website. You only need to remember the master password. Then, the tool will create and keep track of the others.

Service Information

  1. To change your password, first, log in to my.uvu.edu. Next, click on your name (upper right), then click the "gears" icon (user settings), and then select the UVU Password Manager. 
  2. Type in your current password and the new password of at least 14 character you want to change to (note that the actual characters will not be displayed but will be masked by the • symbol).  
  3. Once you have created a password that meets the 14 character requirement, you must retype the new password into the Confirm Password field. You cannot copy and paste from the New Password field into the Confirm new password field; it must be typed again.
  4. You can then click on Submit to complete the process or click Cancel to exit without changing the password.
  5. You will receive a confirmation once your password has been successfully changed. Once you are logged in, you can enter your old password and choose a new password. Please give the system 30 min to sync your password between the UVU and cloud systems.

Password Change