Your Radford Parent Login

As a member of the College community, you will be assigned an account to sign in to ICT services. Your Radford account’s username is typically a series of numbers, followed by For example,

Forgot your username or password?

Request your Radford login details by completing this online form. You will then receive an email with your Radford login and instructions on how to reset your password.

Password Guidelines

The password policy for Radford Parent accounts have recently changed as we have migrated parent accounts to “Cloud Only”

Cloud only accounts are subject to a password policy, which includes the following requirements:

1. Your password must be at least 8 characters long (we recommend minimum 13) and can be as long as 256 characters.

2. Your password must include at least three of the following four types of characters:

a. Lowercase letters (e.g., a, b, c)

b. Uppercase letters (e.g., A, B, C)

c. Numbers (e.g., 1, 2, 3)

d. Symbols (e.g., @, #, $)

Avoid using words or abbreviations that are Radford-related or part of your first or last name, as this may cause your password to fail.

How to Generate a Strong Password

There are many ways to generate a strong password. Here are two:

  • join three or more dictionary words together to make a password more than 13 characters e.g. FreeUnmatchedPixel12
  • use a passphrase generated out of a song or book title e.g. “The Beatles 1968 We All Live in a Yellow Submarine” could become Tb68WaLiAYSub

Your passphrase should be meaningful to you but not easy for others to guess.

If you are having trouble generating a new password, we highly recommend the website With What3Words you can choose a map location that is meaningful for you, then use the three words for that location as your password.

You can test the strength of your password here:

You can see if your password is a known weak or breached password at this website

Accessing Nexus

There are three ways to access Nexus:

Use your Radford account to sign in to Nexus.

IT Helpdesk

Our IT Helpdesk is available to our community to provide assistance and device troubleshooting support. Click here to contact Radford IT Helpdesk or email