Students on the Ann Arbor campus 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.
After a new student has confirmed their admission and their enrollment deposit is received or waived, they receive an email invitation to set up a uniqname and account. The email includes a link to Uniqname & Account Setup.
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.
UM-Dearborn Information Technology Services creates uniqnames and passwords automatically for students on the Dearborn campus after they have registered. (Dearborn ITS runs a script every morning that works with Ann Arbor's uniqname creation system to create the uniqnames and passwords.)
Information about computing services is mailed to the student's home address before the start of the student's first term. Once students receive that mailing, they can use computing services at Dearborn.
When MCommunity receives information that a person is a Dearborn student and that person has a uniqname, an MCommunity Directory profile is created automatically. MCommunity receives nightly data updates from the Dearborn campus.
In addition, Dearborn students can fill out a uniqname application at the Dearborn Accounts office and present it along with their U-M photo ID. They will then receive a uniqname and password within 24 hours.
When a Dearborn student has a uniqname and an MCommunity Directory profile, a U-M account, which includes access to U-M Google, is automatically created for them.
Uniqnames and passwords are created for 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 (email@example.com) is added to their directory entry. This allows the student to receive email at their firstname.lastname@example.org address. Flint students use an email and calendar service provided by Flint Information Technology Services instead of U-M Google Mail and Calendar.