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RU Access Instructions for First-Time Users

The instructions below are for first-time users. If this is your first time logging in to RU Access, follow the steps below. For more information and help, click the HELP link on the RU Access home page.

  • Log in to RU ACCESS at

  • In the User ID field, type your Student ID number

  • In the PIN field (password), enter your PIN (password). This was sent to you in your admission materials (for students) or in your new hire packet (for faculty and staff).

  • Click the Login button.

  • You will see the following note on the screen: "Your PIN has expired. Please change it now."

  • In the field Re-Enter Old PIN retype your original PIN (password). (The one you just used to log in).

  • In the New PIN field, create a new PIN (password). Your new password must be at least 6 characters long and can contain letters and numbers.

  • In the Re-enter new PIN field, retype your newly created PIN (password), then click Login.

  • On the next page, choose a security question. This will allow you to reset your password in the event that you forget it.
  • Click the Submit button

  • For more information about RU Access, see the Tutorials page or click the HELP menu on the RU Access home page.