Academic Computing, part of Computer Services, provides and maintains the authentication server for most campus computing resources.
New Paltz Computer UserID (NPCUID)
All students are assigned a New Paltz Computer UserID . You are required to use the NPCUID for a variety of SUNY New Paltz computer services. Your NPCUID consists of up to the first seven characters of your last name, the first character of your first name plus a digit assigned by computer services. (NOTE: some students will use the BannerID for a username.)
Your default password will be emailed to you at your personal email address.
Note: You can change your password by logging into my.newpaltz.edu and clicking Change Password, right under your name on the upper-left hand portion of the screen. If you cannot login to my.newpaltz.edu click the link: Trouble Logging In? and follow the directions there.
Use your NPCUID for:
- Lab login (including Print Quotas)
- Blackboard (Course Management System)
- Campus wireless network (including limited wireless printing)
- Off campus Library database access (including films on demand)
- ResNet (high speed internet access)
- Terminal server
- Etc. (as new services come online they will be posted on the Academic Computing web site.)
Students are required to use their firstname.lastname@example.org email address for all campus business. Students must check this account for communication from professors, campus administrators, emergency notices, and etc. Your hawkmail.newpaltz.edul is a secure server; point your browser to:
You may be asked about accepting a certificate: Click Yes or OK.
Directions for using campus email can be found on the Academic Computing web site. Click on Email.
Blackboard is the Course Management System used at SUNY New Paltz. Secure, password protected servers are dedicated to faculty who wish to put their course material online for students to access via the Internet. Not all faculty use Blackboard; therefore, some courses in which you are enrolled will be displayed but may not contain material. Blackboard provides online discussion boards to post announcements about your organization’s events. Blackboard is customizable by the individual user. Your NPCUID and password are used to to access Blackboard. To change your password, login to my.newpaltz.edu. If you do not know your password, please contact email@example.com or any staff member in the Academic Computing office, VH Annex 155.
When calling / emailing about your password, you must provide your first and last name as well as course and section number of a class you are taking. We do NOT want to know your social security number!
Blackboard requires the use of a java-enabled browser such as FireFox or Google Chrome for Windows; Safari for a MAC. Other java-enabled browsers may work, but are not Blackboard tested for reliability.
NOTE: The preferred Windows browser is Firefox; we do NOT recommend using Internet Explorer.
To access Blackboard, point your browser to https://blackboard.newpaltz.edu. Enter your NPCUID and password. Click Login.