Logging In

In order to log into campus computers or systems, you need a NetID and a password. All students are given a NetID and password at the time of initial enrollment. All faculty and staff are given a NetID at time of HR application processing.

Login Procedures for New Users/Students

USERNAME    Your 8-digit Banner number with the “@” sign after it, and then “student.commnet.edu”.
For example: 12345678@student.commnet.edu
PASSWORD    Your first-time password is the first three letters of your birth month, with the first letter capitalized, an ampersand (&), and the last four numbers of your Social Security number. (Remember, when typing the first letter of your birth month always use the Shift key to capitalize the letter, do not use Caps lock.)

For example: Dec&1234

You will then be prompted to change your password to a complex password, which must be a total of at least eight (8) characters, and must include at least three (3) of the following types of characters:
  • Capital letter
  • Lowercase letter
  • Number
  • Special character (for example,!, $, #, %)
NOTE    If you are a readmit student, please wait 24 hours before you attempt to log in. Your password will be the same as the new users.
Remember—You will be prompted to change your password every 90 days.
NOTE    Your NET ID username and password is required to log on to any computer in the college and to myCommNet (http://my.commnet.edu) for access to Blackboard, Student Self-Service (grades, schedule, financial aid, and transcript), Library Databases, and Online Tutorials.

Login Procedures for New Users (Faculty/Staff)

Press and hold down in sequence the Alt, Ctrl, and the Delete keys.
You will now see a box with three lines, the user name, password, and the log on to.
The user name is your Banner number with the @ symbol and with the college domain typed with it—for example, 12345678@gwcc.commnet.edu.
Your initial password is the first three letters of your birth month, with the first letter capitalized, the ampersand (&), and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
If you are “homed” at another college, please use that college’s abbreviation in the domain part of the user name.
Once you login for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.
Password Requirements
The following requirements must be followed when selecting a NetID password:
  • Password must be at least eight (8) characters long 
  • Password must be complex and difficult to guess. A password must contain characters from three (3) of the four categories:
    • Uppercase characters (A through Z) 
    • Lowercase characters (a through z) 
    • Numeric digits (0 through 9) 
    • Special characters (for example, !, $, #, %) 
  • Password must not contain all or part of the user's NetID account name 
  • Password must differ from previous passwords 
  • Password is forced to change every 90 days, but users have the ability to change them sooner. 
Please Note—If you taught last semester, or teach at another CCC college, please use the same password you have used previously. If your password has expired, the system will prompt you for a password change.
If you experience problems with your Net ID, please go to the Support Center website 
If you still have problems, please call ext. 2040 for assistance.
Please make sure you go to Self-Service Banner in the MyCommnet portal to set up your security question. Without the security question, you cannot use the password reset website at https://supportcenter.ct.edu/NetID/PswdMenu.asp