Computer Account and Passwords

An official PSU user account is required to access on-campus computers and the Internet, as well as the electronic gateway known as myPlymouth. Through this portal, you have access to campus information, student information, PSU email, Lamson Library holdings and online coursework through Moodle. Your official PSU user account is comprised of a username and a password.  Your username is the identity you use when logging on to PSU computer systems in clusters and classrooms across campus.  Its actually looks like “jdoe1”.

It is important to note that usernames are not email addresses.  However, your Plymouth State University email addresses is based upon your PSU username.  An email address must contain the @ symbol.  Therefore, if your username is “jdoe1”, than your email address is

We highly recommend that you check your PSU email account frequently.  This is address the University will use to communicate with you regarding your classes, financial aid, academic advising, etc.  This address is also used for membership and participation in official mailing lists at PSU.  Participation in those lists and any automated membership is dependent on your role at Plymouth State University.

How PSU uses alternate email accounts for Password resets

New Employee Account Creation

Your Password

Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. They are the front line of protection your user accounts. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of Plymouth State University’s system resources. As such, all Plymouth State University employees (including contractors and vendors with access to Plymouth State University systems) are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to select and secure their passwords.

All passwords should be treated as sensitive, confidential Plymouth State University information. If an account or password is suspected to have been compromised, change your password right away and report the incident to ITS Help Desk immediately.

Password Guidelines

Resetting your Password

System Status

All ITS systems Operational

July 7th, 2014 by Jo-Ann

All ITS systems are operational. If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at or (603) 535-2929.

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