Campus Bulletin: Current Students, Faculty and Staff

Zoom to Require Passcodes Beginning July 19

June 25, 2020 9:15 AM

Center for Information Technology

Starting July 19, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled. As part of this change, Zoom is making the distinction of calling the codes that are unique to your meetings “Passcodes” and will no longer be referring to them as “Passwords.” Passcodes are meant to be shared with your invited meeting participants along with the meeting ID for access.

What if I don’t have a Waiting Room or Passcode enabled by July 19?

If neither is enabled, Zoom will enable a Waiting Room for your meetings.

If I already have a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled, will anything change?

No, your settings will remain the same for your current selection. You or your administrator can change your security preference at any time.

How will this affect my calendar invitations when scheduling meetings?

If Passcodes are added, calendar invites for any existing meeting will need to be resent to include the Passcode. New meetings will have the Passcode embedded in the meeting link automatically.

Have questions? Visit the Zoom FAQ for Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements page or contact the CIT Help Desk at