Change Your Computer Log-In Password

While on the South Dakota Mines Campus log in to any school-owned computer. If using wireless Internet, ensure you are connected to the sdsmtwpa wireless network or, if you are off campus, connect to the campus VPN before proceeding.

To Change Your Password on Campus-Owned Windows Devices

  1. Press the ctrl-alt-del keys all at the same time on your computer keyboard.  

  2. Choose the Change Password option that appears on the screen.

  3. The Change Password dialog box will appear.  Enter your current password, along with your new password twice.

    • Please note that campus passwords for faculty and staff need to be at least 8 characters long, cannot closely resemble a previous password and must contain 3 out of 4 of the following items: lowercase, uppercase, number and symbol.

  4. Hit the Arrow button next to the last password box, and your password should be changed.

  5. Log Out/Sign Out of the computer and log back in, to verify that your password change has gone into effect.     

If you are experiencing any difficulty or if you can't log into your account to change your password please contact the ITS Help Desk (394-1234).

Having WIFI Issues?

Visit South Dakota Mines WIFI Feedback to report them.

Your response will greatly aid us in finding the deficiencies of our wireless infrastructure on campus.

Need More Help?

The ITS Help Desk is located in the basement of the library.

Contact Us

(605) 394-1234

After Hours Emergencies

(mission-critical problems /outages)
(605) 939-0455