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Creating Your Manhattanville Password

Manhattanville's self-service password utility gives you a single password for your Office 365 Email account, WebAdvisor, and possibly other applications in the future.

Before you can use your password, you must sign in with a temporary password, change it to a permanent one, and establish your profile with two security questions.

You can then change your password at any time (something you should do periodically as a security measure). If you forget your password, you can reset it by answering the questions in your profile.

To determine your user name and temporary password:

  • Your user name is your last name followed by your first initial.
    • All the letters in your user name are lower case.
    • Omit non-alphabetic characters such as apostrophes, hyphens or spaces.
    • If another user already has your name and initial, your user name will have a number at the end. To obtain your user name, check your personal email account for messages from Manhattanville's Registrar, or call the Help Desk at (914) 323-7230.
    • If your name is Andrew Smith, your user name is "smitha".
    • If "smitha" is already taken, check your personal email messages or contact the Help desk at (914) 323-7230 for your username.
    • If your name is Seamus O'Brian, your user name is "obrians".
  • Your temporary password is a single word (no spaces) consisting of:
    • Your first initial in upper case
    • Your last initial in lower case
    • Your seven-digit Manhattanville ID number, including any leading zeros.
    • If Andrew Smith's Manhattanville ID is 0012345, the temporary password is "As0012345".

To create or update your password and profile:

  1. Use your web browser to visit the Self Service Password utility at
  2. Enter your user name and your password in the fields provided.
  3. From the dropdown list, select your domain:
    • If you are a student, select STUDENT.
    • If you are a Manhattanville employee: (faculty, staff, administration), select ACADEM.
  4. Click the Login button.
  5. Follow the instructions to change your password and complete your profile.

Be sure to write down your password and keep it in a safe place.