In an effort to reduce congestion and confusion at the start of the Fall semester, here are some technology updates and reminders that we wanted to make you aware of:


Office 365

We have migrated faculty and staff from Zimbra to Office 365. All Zimbra accounts have been disabled.


Smiley Art Building and College Theatre Wireless Upgrade

Wireless (Wi-Fi) infrastructure has been greatly expanded and upgraded. Nearly all student and faculty accessible spaces in these two buildings should now have greatly improved wireless coverage and capacity.


Inactivity Timeout

Microsoft Windows computers will have a policy update that will automatically lock the screen after 15 minutes of idle activity effective August 19th. You will be required to enter your Admin domain password to unlock your computer.  We still recommend that you manually lock your computer when you step away since this timeout still takes 15 minutes.  You can lock your computer quickly by holding the Windows key and pressing L (for lock).


Computer Account Requests

Please fill out the form located at:

Requests will be processed in the order received and generally take 3 business days from the date of receipt to complete. Please submit your requests as early as possible in advance of the start of the semester.


Student Account Requests

If you are hiring new students (i.e. never worked for your department before), please fill out the Student Computer Access Request Form located at: Once completed, this form needs to be sent to IT/Computer Services (HAB 50).

If you have returning student workers (i.e. students that have worked for your department within the last academic year), please send an e-mail with the information below to

  • Student Name
  • Their NPCUID (New Paltz Computer Userid…same login for
  • The duration of the account extension (either for the current semester or the academic year)


Office Move Requests

Please be aware that we currently have a backlog of office move requests and these need to be coordinated across multiple support areas including Facilities, Telecom, and the Faculty/Staff Help Desk.