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Network and Web Accounts

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myNOVA Account

Students need to contact the IT Helpdesk for web folders.
If you are a new student, use your myNOVA account.
The username will be in the following format:

  • Windows: DIRECTORY\Username
  • Mac: DIRECTORY\Username

NVSTU Account

NVSTU Account Search

The username will be in the following format:

Windows: NVSTU\UserID


FTP host name for student web folders: www.student.nvcc.edu

Please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance with your NVSTU account and web folder.

  1. What is my LAN ID, password, and how do I search for it?

    If you already enrolled in credit and non-credit courses, click here and log in with your myNOVA account to see your NVSTU account.

    The LAN password follows the format of: (8 digits) month of birth + date of birth + year of birth (4 digits)

    Example: John was born on Jan 15 and his year of birth is 1985. His LAN/web password is: 01151985.

  2. What can I do with my LAN ID? How can I log in to campus computers?

    The LAN ID and password act as your login ID for campus computers. The domain should be set to NVSTU. It also allows you to log in your web account.

  3. Do I have a personal web page and what is it?

    Only currently enrolled students are issued personal web folders and LAN accounts. All Student websites are located on the Student server and use the standard address: http://www.student.nvcc.edu/home/UserID.

  4. How do I edit and transfer files to my web page?

    Web pages can be created and edited using a web editor such as Dreamweaver, Notepad, etc. Once a website is created, it must be transferred or uploaded to the web folder. It can be sent to the web folder via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

    Click on the link to go to the page with the FTP settings: FTP Settings

  5. Why is my password not working for my NVSTU\userId?

    Your password may need to be reset. Contact the IT Help Desk to reset your password for the NVSTU\userId.