Username & Password Information

Your Rowan Network account is used to access most resources on our network including e-mail, your home directory and the openarea, webct and your personal website.

Choosing a strong secure password


How do I obtain a Rowan Network Account?

If you are a new faculty or staff member and need a network password/e-mail account, you can enter a request at or have an existing department member send an e-mail to Please include your full name, social security number, department name and telephone extension. You may also visit our office located in Memorial Hall North. Make sure you have proper ID such as a Rowan ID card or a photo driver license.

If you are an incoming student you need to visit - The system will ask you to verify personal information about yourself, including your SSN and home address.

You can also visit the Rowan University Information Resources Support Desk located in Memorial Hall - South, First Floor. Another option would be to fax a copy of your Rowan ID or a photo driver license to the Support Desk at (856) 256-4444. Please include your social security number and a return fax number. We will fax your information back to you. If you have any further questions please call the Support Desk at (856) 256-4400 during normal business hours.

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How do I change my password?

You can change your Rowan Network password by visiting

Passwords need to be a minimum of 8 characters long and contain 2 of the following: a capital letter, a number or a special character.

PLEASE NOTE: This page will not change your Student Self-Service (formerly Web for Students) or Web for Faculty password. These sites have their own seperate username and PIN.

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What if I forget my username or password?

Faculty/Staff: If you forget your username or password you can call the Support Desk at 856.256.4400 for assistance.

Students: You can view your username and reset your password by visiting The system will ask you to verify personal information about yourself, including your SSN and home address. If you need further assistance, you can call the Support Desk at 856.256.4400.

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Can I change my username?

Except in very special circumstances for employees, such as marriage or divorce, the answer is no. We have certain naming conventions that we abide by. Employee usernames are last names followed my letters from the first name when needed to avoid duplicate usernames.

Student usernames are the first 6 letters of the last name followed by 2 random numbers or 1 number and 1 letter. We never change student usernames once they are created.

If you are an employee and your name does change as the result of a marriage or divorce, you can contact the Support Desk at 856.256.4400 or

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Still Have Questions?

Search our Knowledgebase or Contact the Support Desk at 856.256.4400 /

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