Prepare for Winter Break – Students

ITS LogoPrepare for Winter Break

Change your password, set Outlook’s Out of Office notice and make sure VPN works. Subscribe to the ITS Blog to get the latest tips. Then enjoy winter break with no computer worries!


  • Change Your Network/Email Password

If you haven’t changed your password since the beginning of the fall term, change it now to stay connected to email, JayWeb and Blackboard. You won’t have to do it again until April. Just make sure to remember the new password.  After you change your password, change it on all your devices. Use your new password before you leave campus.

Step by Step Directions & Video

Log on to OWA to test your new password.

  • WiFi – Update Your Password

After you change your email password, if you connect to EC_JAYNET_LOGIN on campus you will need to change the wireless password for that connection. This is not necessary if you connect to EC_OPEN_WIFI.

Android, iPhone, Mac Computer, Windows

  • Email on Wireless Devices – Update Your Password

If you receive college email on any of your devices, such as an iPhone, update your mail settings to use the new password. Step by step instructions:  iPhones

Out of the Office Notices

Notify Senders You’re Away

Set your Out of Office message in Outlook Web App (OWA) to let correspondents know  you are on winter break.


If you are doing any college work from home over winter break, before you leave, make sure VPN is working and that you can connect to your network drives on your college-owned computer. On a personal computer check that you can connect using a remote desktop connection to ecfsHome-ts.

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