Student Computer Accounts

  • Access to any computer on all campuses is restricted to currently registered UFV students.
  • The account is free, is based on your student ID number, and is confirmed through your registration data.
  • ‌Your student ID number will be printed on personal information you receive from UFV such as a registration receipt or on the front of your Campus Card.

Can’t find your student ID number?

  • Students must visit the Office of the Registrar in person and provide ID such as their Campus Card or other government issued ID and your student ID number will be provided.
  • Student ID numbers will not be given out over the phone.

Where to use your computing accounts

UFV Computers, Network Files and Email

  • Your student computing account allows computer access to the UFV network files, student email and online courses while on campus and remotely.
  • Students set their own personal passwords and are responsible for not sharing their accounts.

myUFV Web Services and Online Courses

  • myUFV is a portal where students can access many UFV student web services.
  • Students can register for courses, view class grades and schedules, read their email, interact with their instructor, read current news, sports, and concert listings, access UFV Online and Library resources, join discussion groups, access network files and receive campus and personal announcements.
  • Students can log into their UFV online courses directly or through myUFV.

Library User Web Resources

  • Find out more about Library User Web Services
  • Access the online UFV Library web services at My UFV Library Account (Renewals)
  • Search the Library catalogue, article indexes and research and government databases
  • Check out information on resources, transfers, hold-item availability, outstanding fines, group study room bookings, as well as make interlibrary loan requests.
  • NOTE: YOUR LIBRARY PASSWORD IS DIFFERENT FROM YOUR OTHER COMPUTER ACCOUNTS

Create an Account

What is my password?

Your password is 8 characters to 12 characters and contains a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters.

How do I log into myUFV for the first time?

To log into myUFV for the first time, please use your student/employee ID number as your username and the temporary password which was provided to you. If you have not received your temporary password or don’t remember it, you can request a temporary password by one of following options:

1.           In-person: bring a picture ID card to either location below:

      • IT Service Desk located at B241 on the Abbotsford campus
      • Office of the Registrar on the Abbotsford campus (B211) or the Chilliwack campus  (A1312)

2.        Off-campus: Please email a copy of valid photo ID (eg. driver’s license, student ID card) to itservicedesk@ufv.ca . Also include your student ID number, alternative email address, and a phone number where you can be reached. The Service Desk will enable your account and provide you with a temporary password after verification.

How do I change my password?

Once you have successfully logged in with your temporary password, click on the Personal Information link located under the UFV Self-Service Links section to create your new password. Your new password must be at least 8 characters and no more than 12 characters and should be a combination of lower and upper case letters, numbers, and special characters. Please wait at least 10 minutes before using your new password for the first time.

What if I can’t remember my password or my account is disabled?

Check that the student or employee number you have entered is correct. You can find this number on your student or employee card. 

If your account is disabled or you require assistance resetting your password, please follow these steps:

1.            In-person: bring a picture ID card to either location below:

    • IT Service Desk located at B241 on the Abbotsford campus
    • Office of the Registrar on the Abbotsford campus(B211) or the Chilliwack campus  (A1312)

2.           Off-campus: Please email a copy of valid photo ID (eg. driver’s license,  student ID card) to itservicedesk@ufv.ca . Also include your student ID number, alternative email address, and a phone number where you can be reached. The Service Desk will enable your account and provide you with a temporary password after verification.

What will the IT Service Desk do with the copy of my photo ID?

Once we have validated the copy of your photo ID, it will be permanently and securely removed from the system. It is only used for one-time validation to ensure the security of your myUFV account.

What if I've been locked out?

myUFV will suspend your account if it detects too many attempts to login with the wrong password.  When this happens, you will be locked out for 30 minutes only. You may try again after 30 minutes. If you are still unable to login, please contact the IT Service Desk.

 


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