All eligible members of the U-M community on the Ann Arbor campus receive the standard computing services at no charge. See Getting a Uniqname, MCommunity Directory Profile, and Computing Services for details about how new members of the U-M community get access to standard computing services.
Those eligible to receive the services include all Ann Arbor U-M students who are listed by their department as "Active in Program," all faculty (including emeritus faculty), all full-time or part-time staff, and sponsored affiliates. Questions about eligibility can be directed to the ITS Service Center.
The standard computing services include:
Note: Medical students and some others use email and calendaring services provided by the U-M Health System instead of Google Mail and Calendar.*
A profile in the MCommunity Directory.
A profile in Canvas, the university's learning management system.
ITS Service Center assistance with the standard computing services
Andrew File System (AFS)—also known as Institutional File System (IFS). Central U-M file storage with daily backup.
Login Service. The Login Service provides access to Pine for email, programming languages, and other computing resources.
Statistics and Computation Service. The Statistics and Computation Service provides access to servers where you can run computationally intensive or long-running programs.
* Due to various federal regulations that place restrictions on how sensitive regulated data is handled, a number of Ann Arbor groups—such as Health System Exchange users and some research units—do not use Google Mail and Calendar. People in those units do not receive access to those two applications through their Google Apps UMICH accounts.
** A term is defined as a four-month period beginning January, May or September.