Fisher User Account Change

Published: 2013-08-16

Our Fisher usernames and passwords are gateways to many systems and resources at the college. Protecting your personal information is our highest priority and begins with adopting secure criteria for our passwords. Such practices are also crucial in order to meet information security standards, which allow us to continue collaborating with other institutions and businesses for our academic and research needs.

Fisher has partnered with the university’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to utilize the same password for both the university systems and Fisher systems. With this change, Fisher will be converting user accounts to match the university name.# format. When a user changes their university password, it will automatically update their Fisher account. (All email sent to your name_# account will automatically forward to the new email address of

Fisher will be converting faculty and staff accounts to the new name.# format during the autumn semester. ITS will meet with each department to answer any questions and schedule a convenient time to ensure a smooth transition.

Conversion Date: September 2013 – December 2013

Note: Fisher Undergraduate Students will be migrated on August 13, 2013. Fisher Graduate students will be migrated during the winter break.

We need your assistance to help protect university assets by ensuring the success of this new initiative.

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we take the next step towards a more secure e-community for Fisher and The Ohio State University.