Manage Your Amherst College Password

Check the Amherst Password Rules before setting a new password to ensure that your password meets our complexity criteria.

Amherst Password Rules

An Easy Recipe for a Secure Password
1. Take two common words; e.g., 'hours' and 'tree.'
2. Add a number, and use as your password; e.g., '9hourstree,' 'hours9tree,' or 'treehours9.'
NOTE that you can't use words that form a natural compound, such as 'yard' and 'arm.'

In addition to being between eight and 32 characters, a valid Amherst password must obey the following rules:

After Changing Your Password

Steps you may need to take after you've changed your Amherst password.