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As a faculty or staff member at the University of Michigan-Flint, you are issued a uniqname and password for two accounts:
  • LAN (Local Area Network) Account
  • UMICH (Ann Arbor) Account
These items grant you access to the various computing services offered by the University. Banner accounts are issued as necessary for those who use Banner and Webfocus Reports. New faculty, staff, and student employees who need this access, please visit this page for more information:

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is intended for current faculty and staff who would like to know more about some of the services available to them here at the University of Michigan-Flint.


This Quicknote is only for informational purposes and does not require anything.


A uniqname is a general identifier used by UM-Flint. Your uniqname allows you to log in to your computer on campus, access wireless services, access the VPN, and much more. Your uniqname is also the first part of your email address. You will also be asked for your uniqname when requesting work tickets. Please contact the Helpdesk if you have forgotten or need assistance with your uniqname.

Email Addresses

Email addresses for UM-Flint employees and students are You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing in the browser (Internet Explorer 9 or higher, or Mozilla Firefox recommended). Please be aware that the size limit for sending attachments is 25 MB. For email guidelines, please consult the Electronic Communication Policy. The Google Email storage capacity for faculty and staff is Unlimited through the University of Michigan. NOTE: Messages left in your "Trash" folder may be automatically deleted after 30 days.

MCommunity Groups (Email Lists)

MCommunity Groups, previously known as Email Lists, can be created to allow you to contact many people at once via email. These groups can include students of a particular course, employees of a department, or members of a club. Please view the Quicknote named What is the MCommunity Online Directory for more information or contact the ITS Helpdesk. If you would like to create an e-mail list, please contact the ITS Helpdesk.


If you need assistance with changing your password, please contact the ITS Helpdesk or bring picture identification to the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW.


After syncing the UMFlint and UMich passwords to one, this password will work in conjunction with your uniqname to grant access to computing services on campus including things such as Email, SIS, and Banner. This synced password is also used to gain access to Ann Arbor resources such as the Google Services, MCommunity, M-Pathways, M-Stores, some Library resources, Wolverine Access, and UM Online Directory entries. If you need assistance resetting your UMICH password, please contact the ITS Helpdesk or bring picture identification to the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW or consult the following Quicknote: Changing Your Password.

Personal and Department Directories

Personal Directories

Personal directories (also known as H: drives) are available for saving data on the campus server. Each UM-Flint employee is allotted 10 GB of space. Personal directories can be accessed by you when you are logged in to a computer on campus. You can identify your H: Drive in the list of directories on the computer because it begins with your uniqname. Within the Homedrive directory, faculty and staff will now find a folder called "homepage"; which can be used to house personal web pages. There is an online gallery to showcase these websites. Please visit the Homepage Gallery for more information. You can also create a blog at the following link:, which can also be listed in the gallery.

Departmental Directories

Department directories (also known as I: drives) work in much the same way as the H: drive. The main difference is that I: drives are accessible by any employee in your department with rights to the departmental directory. Up to 100 GB of space is available to each department free of charge. More space can be allotted for a fee. These directories can be accessed from home using Pulse Secure or via the VPN with the following information:


To help protect your privacy by keeping your social security number confidential, UM-Flint has issued identification numbers, called the UMID, for all students and employees. The UMID is a universal number issued by all University of Michigan campuses and is sometimes referred to as the EMPL ID. If you are employed by the University, this number is also used for your payroll records. It is also good to memorize this number so that you may provide it to fellow faculty and staff who may be assisting you.

Work Tickets

Work tickets will be placed through the ITS Helpdesk by walk-in (206 MSB or 3174 WSW), phone, emailing, or creating a case online. For directions on creating a case online, please see the following Quicknote: Accessing and Using the ITS Helpdesk Support Center


If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote, please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.
Location: 206 Murchie Science Building
Phone#: (810)762-3123 (option 1)

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