As a staff retiree, you can continue to use Google Apps UMICH for email and more, along with the uniqname, password and directory profile you used while you were employed by the university. If you do not have a uniqname, password and directory profile and would like a free Google Apps UMICH account, please contact the ITS Service Center.
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. You can use your Google Apps UMICH email, calendar, and more to stay in touch with former colleagues, friends and family and for whatever other personal uses you may have.
No. You may use these services for life.
There are many options available to you. If you are interested in high-speed internet connectivity, you should contact a commercial provider like Comcast, AT&T, etc. Learn more about high-speed connectivity by reviewing our High-Speed Internet Service Options. Or, you may want to consider using a public internet connection (these are sometimes free) such as those provided in many community libraries or coffeehouses.
Yes, you can call 4-HELP or contact the ITS Service Center in other ways for assistance in accessing Google Apps UMICH, managing your MCommunity Directory profile, or if you have other questions related to using U-M computing services.
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.
Yes, you can have the email that is sent to you at email@example.com address redirected to any e-mail account you choose. See Forwarding or Redirecting Your U-M E-mail Using the MCommunity Directory (S4384) 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.
Yes. You can log in to the MCommunity Directory your uniqname and password to create and manage groups that you own.
Yes, and you can make changes to it anytime 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 (s4380) for instructions.
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.
If you return to the university as a temporary employee, your department may provide you with computing services in addition to your Google Apps UMICH 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.