Your WFU computing password expires every six months. Information Systems notifies you by email when it is time to change your campus computing password. The messages are sent from help@wfu.edu with the following subject lines, depending on whether you are a student or faculty/staff:

  • Student Subject: [myDeacNet Account Notification] Password Nearing Expiration
  • Fac/Staff: Your Wake Forest Account Password Will Expire in X Days

Email notifications will be sent 9, 6, and 3 days prior to password expiration.  Failure to change your password before it expires will prevent you from accessing computing resources.

NOTE:  The WFU network is configured with a security feature that locks a user account if three (3) failed login attempts occur within a specified amount of time. Users cannot log on with a locked account. These accounts must be unlocked by an administrator or until a 15 minute lockout period has expired.