The ITS Service Center can assist with computing accounts, subscriptions, uniqnames, passwords and more.
Whether you can continue to use your uniqname, MCommunity Directory profile, and U-M computing services after leaving U-M depends on whether you have a current affiliation with the university.
People with multiple affiliations retain access as long as one affiliation remains. For example, a terminated staff member who is also an alumna retains use of her uniqname after leaving the university because she retains her alumna status. A sponsored person who is hired by the university retains access after his sponsorship expires because he is also an employee.
Students who graduate from U-M become alumni and therefore maintain a life-long relationship with the university.
Former students who have completed at least one term of a degree-granting program are eligible for alumni status and can request it by contacting Gift & Records Administration at 888-518-7888 or via a web request.
Uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile. Alumni keep their uniqname and UMICH Kerberos password, as well as their directory profile, for life. This means they can continue to use their firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address and have their mail forwarded to whatever account they choose.
Google Apps UMICH. Beginning in March 2012, new alumni who used Google Apps UMICH email, calendar, and other tools as students will maintain access to these services when they become alumni.
Other computing services. When students are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program, they lose eligibility to receive some U-M computing services, such as IFS storage space and M+Box.
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.
Uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile. After a grace period of a little over a year, their uniqname is deactivated and their directory profile is removed.
Computing services. When students are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program, they lose eligibility to receive U-M's standard computing services. Students are notified by e-mail about a month before their access to services will end. They are encouraged to close out their account to avoid losing e-mail messages or files stored in IFS.
Former faculty and staff. When faculty and staff are no longer employed by U-M, they lose eligibility to receive U-M's standard computing services. They are notified by e-mail about a month before their access to services will end. They are encouraged to close out their account to avoid losing e-mail messages or files stored in IFS.
Former faculty and staff retain use of their uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile as long as they still have access to Wolverine Access Employee Business. They retain this access long enough to obtain the online W-2 forms associated with their employment (a little over a year). After that, their uniqname is deactivated. Former employees who need continued access to departmental systems must make arrangements with their department to become sponsored. Should they later return to the university—whether as a sponsored person, employee, or student—their uniqname can be reactivated (because there is sufficient identity information on file to verify their identity).
Retirees. Retirees retain use of their uniqname, MCommunity Directory profile, and M+Google account, but do not receive other standard computing services, such as IFS space. See Frequently Asked Questions About ITS Services for U-M Staff Retirees for details.
Emeritus/Emerita faculty. Emeritus/Emerita faculty retain use of their uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile and continue to receive standard computing services for life. For details, see 19.K Emeritus/Emerita Status in the U-M Faculty Handbook.
Sponsored people immediately lose use of their uniqname, their MCommunity Directory profile, and access to any computing services upon the expiry of their sponsorship. Their uniqname is deactivated. If a sponsoring department wishes to extend a sponsorship, it must do so before the sponsorship expires. If the sponsored person has another relationship with the university when the sponsorship expires, use of the uniqname continues because of that other relationship. For example, temporary staff retain use of their uniqname as long as they are employed by U-M.
Depending on the sponsorship type, it may or may not be possible to reactivate a deactivated uniqname.
Temporary uniqnames, as well as regular uniqnames associated with associate or VIP sponsorships, cannot be reactivated after they expire, because there is insufficient identity information on file to verify the person's identity.
Regular uniqnames associated with sponsorships for contractors, incoming faculty/staff, temporary staff and visiting researchers/scholars can be reactivated by responsoring the person. This is because these sponsorships require entry of more identity data and include a UMID. It is thus possible to verify the person's identity.