Student Password Refresh Campaign

March 24, 2015: Today is the day some undergrads who have not changed their passwords will be temporarily blocked from accessing applications requiring a CNet login.  Students have received a number of messages from the Chief Information Security Officer with the steps they need to take to refresh their CNet passwords:

As mentioned in a recent email, the University of Chicago has launched a CNet Password Refresh Campaign in an effort to continue to ensure privacy and safety of your personal information and University data. As a student who has not changed your CNet password in the last 12 months, you are among those required to do so during this campaign.
Please follow the instructions on the CNet Password Change information page ( to change your CNet password, and remember to update it on smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices.
Two important things to note:
1.            You must change your password by March 24th, 2015 to retain access to your CNet account. If you fail to do so, you will not have access to applications that require a CNet login (such as Chalk) until your password has been changed.
2.            We will send a final reminder the day before your password change deadline to help you avoid being locked out of your CNet account.
For more information about selecting passwords, or information about the campaign in general, please visit the IT Services website at  If you would like assistance, support staff are available to help you at 773-702-5800 (2-5800).
Tom Barton
Senior Director for Architecture, Integration, and Security
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Chicago

If you haven't done so yet, please take a minute -- it really takes a minute, to change your password.