Student Uniqnames & Accounts

UM-Ann Arbor & UM-Dearborn

Students on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses set their own uniqnames using a self-serve application via the web. As soon as their uniqname is set, a U-M account and computing services are set up for them automatically.

  1. Incoming students receive an email invitation to set up a uniqname and account. The email includes a link to Uniqname & Account Setup.

    • UM-Ann Arbor students receive the invitation after they confirm their admission and their enrollment deposit is received or waived.

    • UM-Dearborn students receive the invitation after they are admitted.

  2. The new student completes the online process to set a uniqname and password, and an account is set up automatically. For details, see Set Up Your Uniqname and Account.

    Note: If an new student already has a uniqame from a previous relationship with the university, they will reactivate their existing uniqname during the setup process rather than creating a new one.

    Two email reminders are sent (two weeks apart) if the student does not set a uniqname and password.

  3. Once a new student sets a uniqname, standard computing services are automatically provided to them, including a U-M Google account.

Note: Dearborn ITS issues additional passwords to students. See Dearborn ITS Accounts & Passwords.

UM-Flint

Uniqnames and passwords are created for UM-Flint students using an automated process that begins with the Flint Registrar's Office. Flint students can direct questions to UM-Flint Information Technology Services.

When MCommunity receives information that a person is a Flint student and that person has a uniqname, an MCommunity Directory profile is created automatically. MCommunity receives weekly data updates from the Flint campus.

When a Flint student has a uniqname and an MCommunity Directory profile, a U-M account, including access to U-M Google, is automatically created for them. In addition, an email forwarding address for the student's Flint email account (uniqname@umflint.edu) is added to their directory entry. This allows the student to receive email at their uniqname@umich.edu address. Flint students use an email and calendar service provided by Flint Information Technology Services instead of U-M Google Mail and Calendar.

Note: Flint students receive more than one password to use with their uniqname. The UMICH password is referred to as the UMICH, Kerberos, or Ann Arbor password.