Frequently Asked Question

Your EECS Account
Last Updated about a month ago

EECS account quick facts:

  • If you are a student:
    Your EECS account should be created by the first day of your first Electrical Engineering or Computer Science class.
  • If you are faculty or staff:
    Your EECS account will be created for you. Please stop by the EECS Helpdesk in Sloan 358 to get your account details.
  • If you are having trouble logging in, send an email to or stop by the EECS Helpdesk in Sloan 358 (bring your CougarCard).

EECS account info:
The first letter of your first name followed by the first 7 letters of your last name. No spaces, all lowercase.
If you have a common last name, your username may include a number at the end. Stop by the EECS Helpdesk to find out what your username is.

If you are unsure what your password is stop by the VCEA IT Helpdesk, located in Sloan 358.

EECS Account Expiration:
There are two ways your account can expire.
1. The password can expire.
  • When this happens you will be unable to access any EECS service except for SSH. This includes GitLab.
  • This happens about every 6 months.
  • To fix this you can log into the SSH servers to update your password. Or visit the VCEA Helpdesk in Sloan 358.
2. The account itself can expire.
  • This will cease all activity on your account and you will need to stop by the EECS Helpdesk in Sloan 358 to reactivate it.
  • This occurs about every year.
  • Note: this does not mean your account is deleted, but if your account isn't reactivated in a few years it will be deleted.

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