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The User Name format is the lower-case initial of your first name, lower-case initial of your last name, and your student ID number. You must use all seven digits of your student ID number.

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Student Default Password Format
Effective August 4, 2014

  • First initial of your first name (Upper Case)
  • First initial of your last name (Lower Case)
  • Birthday (mmddyyyy)

Example: Jill Student
Date of Birth: September 23, 1993
Password: Js09231993
Password Guidelines

The first time you log into “MyOTC”, you will be asked to accept the
computer use agreement and create a new password. The password
requirements are listed below.

Password Requirements

  • The password must be a minimum of 8 characters.
  • It must contain characters from three of the following categories:
    1. Uppercase letters (A–Z)
    2. Lowercase letters (a–z)
    3. Numbers (0–9)
    4. Special characters (e.g. @, $, !)
  • It cannot contain your first name, last name, or username.
  • It cannot be any of the last 10 passwords you have used.

The following hints should help you create a safe password:

  • Keep it to yourself.
  • Be creative. For instance, use the first letter of each word in a phrase, or pick a word and substitute a number for certain letters: S2ccessf2l
  • Call the IT Computer Help Desk at 417-447-7548
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Stop by the Student Help Desk located in the IC Atrium area
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Opening dates, times and hours of availability are subject to change based on staff availability, student use and administrative requirements.

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