University of California, Riverside

Student Electronic Communications Policy

Strong Passwords

Strong passwords:

  • Should be at least eight characters and contain a combination of numbers, letters and uppercase letters.
  • Preferably contain symbols
  • Don't use easily obtained information such as your initials, name, birth date, user name, etc.
  • Don't use word or number patterns (abcdef, 123456)
  • Don't match your password for other, non-UCR services, especially if you are using the same username (which is also not recommended)

Change your password

Your password is your key to your accounts at UCR.  In the wrong hands, whether it be a hacker or even a well-meaning friend, your password can give access to sensitive information or allow someone to abuse your accounts.  It is important to have a strong password and never share your password. 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541