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Resetting your password

With MFA (see go/mfafull/), you can reset your own password at your convenience.

Tips for Success

  • Always turn off all mobile devices before you begin!  You’ll avoid account lockouts due to attempted connections using your old password.
  • Whenever practical, tackle password resets or changes while you are on the Middlebury College network.

I DON'T KNOW MY PASSWORD and need to reset it

In cases where the Midd password has been forgotten, faculty, staff, and students ALL use this link to reset their password:   (User ID in format)

I KNOW MY PASSWORD and want to change it

Faculty & Staff using a college-issued computer ON the campus network

The preferred method for a password change when you know your current password is to use your computer’s operating system, as follows.

Important Note: If you have multiple computers, we recommended using your macOS computer to change your password.

For Windows, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, then choose “Change a Password.”

For MacOS, open Systems Preferences, then Users & Groups. Select your user account, then click the Change Password… button.

ALL STUDENTS; also Faculty & Staff who are either OFF-campus or NOT using a college-issued computer

Change your Midd password using this website

Once you return to campus it may be necessary to restart your computer connected to a network to update computer password. macOS will require a wireless password be updated.

Password Resets for Other Middlebury Accounts

Password Policy and Guidelines

Our password policy can be found here, along with pointers about how to create strong passwords:



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