Your UMassD Logon allows you access to UMass Dartmouth's web portal—myUMassD—and to services such as email, COIN, myCourses, ReservIt, HR Direct, and more.
Many of these systems provide access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Therefore:
- The password that grants access to this information must meet minimum standards to comply with Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations and University audit requirements
- You must protect the security of this password
Password rules: minimum standards
Your password must adhere to the following rules:
- Must be a minimum of 10 characters
- Must not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
- Will expire every 180 days
- Cannot be reused, as the system retains a password history
Your password must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
- English uppercase characters (A through Z)
- English lowercase characters (a through z)
- A number (0 through 9)
- Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, ?)
Please avoid ^ \ , / . " : as they cause problems with some systems.
To better protect your information and that of others whose records you may have access to, please observe the following:
- Know your password; do not save/store it or write it down
- Keep your password private; do not share your access with anyone
- Create passwords that cannot be guessed by those who know information about you
- Do not use security questions/answers that can be guessed by those who know information about you
CITS reminds you that email messages requesting that you provide personal or sensitive information including a username and password are never valid requests.
About the UMassD Logon username
The UMassD Logon must preserve the uniqueness of each member of the UMass Dartmouth community. Therefore, once an individual is provided with a UMassD Logon (username), that logon can never change.
When someone has a name change or a status change (i.e., from student to employee), the UMassD Logon cannot change to reflect this. However, you may request an email name change (an "alias") to represent this change to email senders and receivers. Please visit the alias page for more information.