U-M graduates receive alumni status automatically. Graduates who already have a uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile keep these and have their alumni affiliation added to their directory profile.
Former students who have completed at least one semester of a degree-granting program are eligible for alumni status. Former students who did not receive this status automatically can request it by contacting Gift & Records Administration.
Alumni keep some services:
- Uniqname and MCommunity Directory Profile
Alumni keep their uniqname, UMICH password, and MCommunity Directory profile for life.
- U-M Google Services, including Gmail
Alumni who used U-M Google Services as students may continue to use their U-M Google account as alumni.
- WiFi: MWireless, MGuest, and eduroam
Alumni can continue to connect to MWireless or MGuest while on U-M campus locations. Eduroam is also available to alumni at higher-ed locations all over the world.
- Use of Duo for Weblogin
You can continue to use Duo two-factor authentication when you log into U-M services via the web.
- Email Forwarding
Alumni who prefer not to use U-M Google for their email can still retain the use of their @umich.edu address. U-M offers email forwarding for alumni at no charge.
- Campus Computing Sites and Virtual Sites
Alumni retain access to a reduced list of software.
- Canvas Profile
Alumni keep their student profile in Canvas, the university's learning management system (UM-Ann Arbor campus only.)
- ITS Service Center Assistance
Alumni may continue to contact the ITS Service Center for help with U-M computing services.
- Academic Pricing on Some Items at the Tech Shop
Alumni can take advantage of academic pricing that may not be available to them anywhere else
When students are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program, they will no longer be able to use some U-M computing services.
Students Who Do Not Complete Their First Term
Students who leave without completing at least one term lose their affiliation with the university when they are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program. They lose access to U-M computing services after a grace period.
- When the student affiliation is removed from the person's MCommunity Directory profile, an automated email notice is sent letting them know that they will lose access to some computing services in 30 days.
- Thirty days later, access to the services listed in the email ends.
- The uniqname and directory profile remain active for a little over a year to allow the former student access to their university record.
- Download or transition digital data from your account. If you will lose access to U-M computing services, see Managing Your Digital Files and Information When You Leave U-M for information to help you transition files, messages, and other digital data that you want to keep.
- U-M policy applies. Responsible Use of Information Resources (SPG 601.07) applies to all members of the university community and users of its information resources. This includes alumni and retirees who continue to have and use a U-M account.