Password Reset


Need to reset your password? Check out this article for instructions based on your situation, as well as pointers for best practices.


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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