A unique Falcon Account username is assigned to every person who has a relationship with the university. Together with a password, this forms the Falcon Account credential that is the institutionally managed credential used for access to IT resources, e.g.,
email, calendar, D2L, student records, office workstations, and lab computers. Each person must choose a password for their Falcon Account that meets the following minimum requirements:
Additionally, we recommend that your password:
The Password Self-Service website can generate good password suggestions for you. You can either use a suggestion directly or alter it after selecting it. One recommended password technique is to start with
initial characters from an easily-remembered phrase (e.g. "The quick brown fox jumps over lazy dog" becomes "tqbfjold") and perform character substitutions or additions ("tqbfj0Ld").
Your Falcon Account is tied to your digital identity at UWRF and may provide access to sensitive personal information. Protect your Falcon Account password just as you would a credit card:
You are required to change your Falcon password at least once a year but you may choose to change it more frequently. Many UWRF IT resources, particularly computer workstations or laptops, provide advance warning of password expirations. Once your password
has expired, you will be required to change your password before accessing any IT service. Individuals whose job duties require access to sensitive data or enhanced access rights may have stricter password requirements.
To change your Falcon Account password, you can use the
UWRF Password Self-Service website.