Nexus Essentials

Logging in:

  1. Type for your URL and press [Enter].
  2. Enter your Username and Password. These will be the same as your Union email account.*
  3. Click the [Log in] button.

* If you are not a Union student, please go to and follow the instructions to apply for an email. Note that you may need to acquire an ID number from the registrar.

Logging out:

When you are finished with your work, don't forget to logout by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner of the screen, next to your name. Not doing so may result in unauthorized access to your account. Logging out is particularly important on public computers such as those in classrooms, computer labs, or the Schaffer Library.

Supported file types:

When you upload any files, please make sure they are in a commonly used format. Failure to do so may result in other users not being able to open your files on their computer.

The most commonly used formats are:

.doc / .docx                 MS Word
.xls / .xlsx                    MS Excel spreadsheet
.ppt / .pptx                  MS PowerPoint
.pdf                             Adobe Acrobat PDF file<
.htm / .html                 Internet file
.jpg                             Image file (photographs)
.gif                              Image file (drawings/animations)
.mp3                           Compressed audio file
.mpg / .wmv / .mov    Digital video
.zip                             File archive

What if I can't log in?

If you can’t log in, it’s possible your Union email password has expired. Reset your password HERE.

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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