Every Rio Grande student will have a RioNET account provisioned for them automatically upon his or her first registration in classes. Admissions Office Orientation and Post Secondary Education Option students will have accounts created just prior to their day on campus for testing & advising. Campus Computing & Networking creates these accounts daily in the days surrounding these orientations and the early weeks of each term. As registrations settle out, account builds move to a weekly basis unless circumstances warrant fresh builds.
RioNET accounts are provisioned with default passwords. It is highly advised to register for self-service password resets, and change the default password to a new "strong" password.
See Password Resets for more information.
Strong passwords contain between 8 and 16 characters and have at least one numeral and one Upper Case Letter. It is also recommended to include a symbol, such as !@#$%^&*... As more strict passwords become required, re-use of passwords will be prohibited as well as using names and user names. It is highly recommended that the same password not be used over and over for multiple accounts. If one account is compromised, then all accounts are at risk.