Computing Services for Retirees

Now that many U-M services—such as benefits—are online, the university wants to make it easy for all retirees to take advantage of them. This includes things like managing your retirement benefits and contacting university departments by email.

As a staff retiree, you can continue to use the uniqname, password and directory profile you used while you were employed by the university. You can use your U-M Google email, calendar, and more to stay in touch with former colleagues, friends and family and for whatever other personal uses you may have.

You may use these services for life.

  • U-M Box
    Alumni and retirees can keep using their accounts for now with a reduced storage limit of 50 GB. Other roles may or may not, depending on their U-M affiliation.
  • Computer Showcase
    Only current, permanent, and emeritus U-M faculty and staff are eligible to purchase hardware, software, and other supplies at the Computer Showcase. Everyone is eligible to use the consulting services available at the Showcase.
  • Email Forwarding
    You can have the email that is sent to your @umich.edu address redirected to any email account you choose. See Forwarding or Redirecting Your U-M email Using the MCommunity Directory and follow the instructions for redirecting your mail. Remember to update the redirect address every time you change your email address so that it remains current.
  • U-M Google
    Alumni and retirees will continue to receive the umich.edu email, calendar and collaboration tools for life. Other roles may or may not, depending on U-M affiliation
  • MCommunity Directory
    Your profile will remain in the MCommunity Directory and you can make changes to it any time you wish. For example, you might indicate how you want people to contact you in the Notice part of your profile. See Managing Your Profile in the MCommunity Directory for instructions. You can also log in to the MCommunity Directory to create and manage groups that you own.
  • Campus Computing Sites
    You are eligible to use the workstations in the Campus Computing Sites as seats are available. However, we encourage you to use locations other than the Angell Hall Courtyard site, which is heavily used by students during the academic year, particularly at exam time.
  • Help
    You can contact the ITS Service Center for assistance with U-M computing services.

Returning to U-M as a Temporary Employee

If you return to the university as a temporary employee, your department may provide you with computing services in addition to your U-M Google account. These services might be operated within the department itself, or they may request additional computing services for you from ITS.

The department and the ITS Service Center need to work together to make sure your computing services are not disrupted. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please contact the ITS Service Center.