The PurplePass is a single sign-on system that allows Niagara University students to use one username and password among several online systems and services. All current NU students will have a PurplePass created for them. Please refer to the FAQ below for more information.

PurplePass Account Policy

Niagara University students that register for classes will have PurplePass account created for them. This provides access to several information systems on campus such as myNU, student email, lab computers, student web space, and more. Incoming freshmen will have accounts created for them prior to summer orientation to enable them to register online for their first semester classes. These accounts are limited to currently registered students and will be purged when that condition is not met.


When a student registers for classes, they will have a PurplePass account automatically created for them prior to the start of the semester they are registered for. Incoming freshmen will have accounts automatically created for them prior to the summer orientation sessions. These accounts will be purged when a student is no longer registered for classes. There is a two semester grace period before the account is purged which allows a student to re-enroll without losing their account. Once the add-drop period has passed for the third semester without enrollment, the account will be purged along with the student network space, student web space, and student e-mail associated with that account.


All Niagara University students will have a PurplePass automatically generated for them. You don't have to go anywhere for it. You can activate your PurplePass online.

Your username is s + your 7 digit student number. For example, if your student number is 106848, your username would be s0106848.

New PurplePass accounts use a randomly generated password.  To retrieve the initial password, you need to activate your account.

Assuming that you've provided us with security question responses and a personal non-NU email address, you can reset your PurplePass account online.  If you have not provided this information (you should, and you can right in myNU), you must visit the IT help desk with valid photo ID.

You can change your PurplePass password by using the "Change Password" link in the upper right hand corner of myNU.

If you are having account trouble:

In addition to these major systems, individual areas of the Niagara University Website utilize the PurplePass. Just look for the PurplePass logo!