Admission & Financial Aid

Setting Up Your CSB+SJU Network Account

  1. Navigate your web browser to the CSB+SJU network account password management site (
  2. Locate and click on the Forgot Your Password button.
  3. Enter your CSB+SJU email address in the User ID box, complete the CAPTCHA challenge by typing the letters that appear in the provided box and click Next.
  4. Select I forgot my password and click Next.
  5. Ensure Email my alternate email is selected and click Email. A message will be sent to the email address you have previously supplied to CSB+SJU for communication purposes.
  6. Check the mailbox of your alternate email address. You should receive a message with the subject “College of Saint Benedict – Saint John’s University account email verification code”.  This message will contain a code which you will need in the next step.
  7. Go back to the password reset page and enter the code which was emailed to you.
  8. After correctly entering the code, follow the prompts to change your password.
CSB+SJU Passphrase Requirements:

Passphrases (also known as passwords) are longer, more secure, and easier to remember than traditional passwords.

  • Use a passphrase with at least 15 characters. For example: PuppiesAreMyFavorite
  • Add symbols, numbers, spaces, or upper- and lowercase letters, for additional security.
  • Choose something known only to you that no one will suspect.
  • Do not include easily guessable content such as “password” or “12345”.
  • Do not include personally identifiable information such as your first name, last name, username, or company name.
  • Do not use any information shared in online quizzes or resources (ex: The name of your first street, the make of your first car, etc.)
  • Do not use the same passphrase, or a variation of it, for CSB+SJU accounts as for other access, such as, online banking, personal ISP accounts, Facebook, Twitter, or other social network accounts.
  • Passphrase will not expire.
  • You will not be able to use the following words in your passphrase: csbsju, johnnie, johnnies, bennie, bennies, blazers, Benedictine, benedict, saint, john’s, university, sjprep, prep, hmml, litpress, abbey, monastery.
Please contact the CSB+SJU Help Desk at 320-363-2228 if you have any problems setting your password.