A strong password can protect against cyberattacks.

CU System employees are required to reset their username and password every 180 days with a new minimum password length of 12 characters.

Employees can reset their password themselves following these self-service password instructions. If you experience any issues, contact the UIS Service Desk at 303-860-4357 (HELP) .

Passwords must have:

  • At least one uppercase letter
  • At least one lowercase letter
  • At least one numeral
  • At least one special character
  • At least 12 characters in length
  • Cannot be one of your previous passwords

Follow these password creation tips to maximize your protection against cybercrime. 

Locked out? Recover your password to regain access to your account. 

Resetting a CIW Password?

You can reset your password by following the step-by-step instructions.

If you encounter issues with resetting your CIW password, please contact access@cu.edu.