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Change your password

Modified on: Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 8:41 AM


Please note, your WFU account password must be reset every year. This policy is enforced to maintain a high level of security for your account and the Wake Forest University network. 

*A group of users with access to privileged information may have a different set of password requirements, including changing their password every 90 days. These individuals will be notified by Wake Forest Information Security (infosec). 

To change your password: 

  1. Visit account.wfu.edu 
  2. Select “Sign in to change password” 
  3. Enter your username and current WFU password 
  4. Select Change Password 
  5. Enter your current password 
  6. Enter your new password, confirm your new password, and select Change Password. 

           *Once logged into account.wfu.edu, we would recommend verifying your recovery information.


To reset your forgotten password:

  1. Visit account.wfu.edu 
  2. Select Reset Forgotten Password 
  3. Enter your WFU username (without @wfu.edu) 
  4. Enter your Last Name 
  5. Enter your WFU ID number 
  6. Enter your birth month and day (MMDD) 
  7. Select which method you would like to receive your security code to verify your account, either your registered email address or mobile phone via SMS. 
  8. Enter the code in the “Code” field and select Check Code. 
  9. Once your code has been verified, select Continue. 
  10. Enter your new password, confirm your new password, and select Change Password.


Users with WFU-issued Windows computers will need to be on campus or VPN in order to synchronize their newly created WFU account password with their computer password. 


Reminder - WFU password requirements are as follows: 

Your password must: 

  • be at least 8 characters 
  • be no more than 32 characters

Your password may contain: 

  • uppercase English letters (A – Z) 
  • lowercase English letters (a – z) 
  • Digits (0-9) 
  • any of these characters ! # $ % & ( ) + , – / ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~


Never share your password with anyone.


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