Password Change Instructions

New password requirements are being deployed on 5/22/17 as recommended by a recent IT risk assessment.  These requirements will improve security and protect University information.

The following changes are occurring on 5/22/17:

    • Passwords for Banner Self-Service, Blackboard, Sewanee email and Internet Native Banner (INB) will be required to have a minimum of 12 characters and will expire every 120 days.  The maximum for Banner Self-Service passwords is 20 characters.
    • Sewanee email accounts will start using the same password as Banner Self-Service, Blackboard and the Banner ID.

  • To create a strong password (Check How Secure Your Password Is Here)
    • Use a passphrase to help you remember it.  A passphrase is a series of words and characters combined together.
    • Don’t include common phrases found in literature or music
    • Don’t include your username or your real name
    • Don't use the examples listed below
    •  Examples of passphrases are:
      • “YeaSewaneesRight”
      •  “A bird in the hand 4 me”
      • “Pizza sounds good 2me!”

  • To reset your password for Banner Self-Service and Blackboard:
    •  Login into Banner Self-Service
    • Choose the Personal Information tab
    • Choose Change PIN

  •  For assistance, please call the helpdesk at extension 1369 or email the helpdesk at


NOTE: You are encouraged to change your passwords to the new requirement now to avoid being forced to change your password immediately on 5/22.  Banner and Sewanee email account passwords will not synchronize until 5/22.