ITS General Computing

Getting a U-M Account and Computing Services—
Students on the Ann Arbor Campus

Students on the Ann Arbor campus create their own uniqnames using a self-serve application via the web.

As soon as new incoming students have "matriculated," or paid their enrollment deposit, they receive an email directing them to create or reactivate their uniqname.

Once a new student creates a uniqname, their MCommunity Directory profile is created automatically, and standard computing services are provided to them, including a U-M Google account.

Creating a Uniqname | Reactivating a Uniqname | Getting Computing Services

Creating a Uniqname

Incoming students receive an email message saying that to create a uniqname the student needs:

  1. UMID number (included in the student's letter of admission to the University).

  2. OTID (one-time identifier number), which is included in the email.

The student is directed to create the uniqname beginning at this web page:
http://www.itcs.umich.edu/uniqname/

(That web page also requires the student to enter full name and date of birth.)

Two reminders are sent if the student does not create a uniqname.

Reactivating a Uniqname

If the student already has a uniqname from a previous relationship with the University, the student receives an email message asking them to reactivate their uniqname (by setting their UMICH password). The message notes that the following information is required:

  1. UMID number (included in the letter of admission to the University)

  2. OTID (one time identifier number), which is included in the email

  3. uniqname, which is also included in the email.

The student is directed to the uniqname sign-up website (http://www.itcs.umich.edu/uniqname/) to reactivate the uniqname.

(That web page also requires the student to enter full name and date of birth.)

Two reminders are sent if the student does not reactivate the uniqname.

Getting Computing Services

The standard computing services, including a U-M Google account, are set up for the student automatically when the uniqname is created or reactivated, as is an MCommunity Directory profile. Students are directed to the ITS Service Center if they have questions.