myNU: Your personalized portal to NU!

myNU is a system that offers personalized content to NU students, carefully selected and organized links, and many other useful services. The system's main function is to bring all of the useful content to our students in an efficient and organized website. It also facilitates efficient communication with our students through its messaging system.

Support is available online at, by phone at 716.286.8040, or at the Information Technology help desk located on the first floor of the library.

What does myNU have to offer?

  • Personalized content for NU students
  • The latest news, events and announcements
  • Well-organized links to services and information on campus
  • Email
  • Your current schedule and search for classes in the course offering system
  • Internships, coops, jobs and more
  • NU alumni in your career fields all over the world and ask them questions
  • Register with Career Development in the myNU career system
  • Emergency announcements such as closings
  • Lnks to help you with research both online and on campus
  • Faculty, staff, departments, and students in our new online directories
  • Much, much more!

How do I login to the myNU system?

Using a Web browser, go to Here, you will be able to login to your personal portal using your personal information.

What is my username?

The student user name is a small "s" followed by your complete seven digit student number. (Example: Student number = 0034567 then Username = s0034567.)

What is my password?

New PurplePass accounts use a randomly generated password. To retrieve the initial password, you need to  activate your account.

If you cannot retrieve your password please visit the help desk on the first floor of the library with your student ID for assistance Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

What do I do if I forget my password?

Due to security reasons, we cannot supply you with your existing password. If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the myNU login page. This will help you set a new password for yourself.

Is the course schedule I see on myNU correct?

The course schedule is updated nightly. If you make a change during the day, it will not reflect until the following day. The printouts from the Records Office are always the best method of retrieving your schedule, but the myNU system is accurate as of the previous days status.

Is it important to logout?

Yes! Always use the logout function located in the upper right area of the website. This makes sure that no one else can see your personal data. Also, you should close the Web browser after you logout, especially if you are accessing myNU from the labs. This rule of thumb goes for all Web-based services where your personal data is used.

How do I change my password?

On the upper-right of the myNU page, you’ll see the ‘Change Password’ link. Just click on that and enter your new password in the form provided.

Will my username or password change from semester to semester?

No, the username will be the same throughout your academic life at NU. You can change you password.

Is it important to check myNU for information?

Yes, myNU has a feature that allows different departments on campus to contact students with important information and notices. Also, emergency information such as closings and delays will be listed on your myNU homepage. It is also important to check your NU email account, as this is the primary account used by NU staff and faculty to contact students.

If I have questions or problems, what can I do?

  • Visit for online help.
  • Visit the IT Help Desk in the library with your student ID for assistance.
  • Call 716.286.8039.