In the format of email@example.com, your Middlebury account provides access to authorized services and resources, such as e-mail, the wireless network, cloud storage on Google and OneDrive, printing, software installations, BannerAdmin, Oracle, Zoom video conferencing, and more. You should protect your account with a strong password and keep it safe, so it is known only to you.
Middlebury Account Activation
Temporary Password Method
Please start the account activation process here: http://go.middlebury.edu/webmail and follow instructions to claim your account. You will need your temporary password.
After selecting a new password click Next on the More information required prompt to continue. Follow the on-screen prompts to add additional security verification options to protect your account.
*Note: We strongly recommend using Microsoft's Authenticator app, particularly for international travelers.
Visit http://go.middlebury.edu/activate then click the Continue button. Login with your 8-digit College ID# and 6-digit PIN.
Tips for a Successful Midd Password Reset or Change
- 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:
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 http://go.middlebury.edu/changepassword.
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.
Other Middlebury Accounts
- Full Featured Guests visit https://middguests.middlebury.edu/and click ‘Forgot your password?’ A password reset link will be sent to associated email.
- Basic Guest Wireless Account visit http://cpauth.middlebury.eduand repeat enrollment process.
- Courtesy Accounts reset using a college-owned computer on the campus network or call Helpdesk for assistance.
- Sponsored Guests https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/LIS/Sponsored_access_guestChange using https://bat.middlebury.edu/activate/
Password Policy and Guidelines
Our password policy can be found here, along with pointers about how to create strong passwords: