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As a student at the University of Michigan-Flint, you are issued a UMID, a uniqname, and a UMICH password. These items grant you access to the various computing services offered by the university. You can view your computer account online using the Student Information Services (SIS). All you need to do is log into SIS, click on Personal Information Menu, then click My Campus Computer Account. The first time you view your student account, you will be asked to set your initial password. Whenever you need to change your password, you can do so at

For assistance with your computer account, stop into any of the Helpdesk locations to speak with the Helpdesk Support Staff. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your computer account, please contact the Helpdesk using the contact information found at the bottom of this page.

Intended Audience

This Quicknote is for the benefit of faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University of Michigan-Flint.


To follow this Quicknote you will need to have a current affiliation with the university and have access to your University account.


A uniqname is a general identifier used by the University of Michigan. Your uniqname allows you to log in to computers on campus and also provides the first part of your email address. Your uniqname and other information will be listed in U-M Ann Arbor's Online Directory at (MCommunity works best in Firefox)


Your password is used in conjunction with your uniqname to grant access to computing services on campus. If you need assistance resetting your current password, bring a form of government issued photo-ID to any of the ITS Helpdesk locations or give a call to the support line at 810-762-3123.

Email Addresses

Email Addresses for UM-Flint students are as follows:
  • You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing in your browser (Google Chrome recommended).
  • The supported software for student email is Gmail. Please be aware that the size limit for sending attachments is 22 MB. For email guidelines, please consult the Electronic Communication Policy.
  • Gmail storage capacity for students is unlimited.
Note: Messages left in your Deleted Items folder will be automatically deleted after 30 days.

After creating an email account, you will:

  • Begin to receive Mail Digests
  • Have access to special features like email signatures (When using IE)

Note: ITS highly recommends that you use your UM-Flint student email account to view campus-related messages and to communicate with your professors and fellow students.

Personal Directories

You have access to Google Drive as long as you have an active Google Apps account. You can find more information on this through the Google Workspace Learning Center.

For more information about UM-Flint's VPN Service, refer to this Quicknote.


To help protect your privacy by keeping your social security number confidential, UM-Flint has issued identification numbers, called the UMID, for all students.

The UMID is a universal number used by all UM 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.


Alumni Google Apps Account:

Alumni of the University of Michigan-Flint who have completed one term of a degree-granting program are eligible to access their UMich Google Apps account free of charge.

If you graduated prior to May 2019 you may need to request a Gmail/GApps account.

Alumni Google Apps Account Includes:
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Drive
For more information on Google Apps accounts visit:

Alumni LAN Account:

ITS offers Alumni Accounts for alumni of the University of Michigan-Flint with graduated status.

You may not purchase an alumni account if you have not graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Alumni LAN Account Features:
  • Uniqname and Local Area Network(LAN) ID - allows access to lab computers on-campus.
  • Wireless Access - allows access to Wireless Network at the University of Michigan-Flint and any institutions that participate in eduroam.
  • Basic troubleshooting assistance from ITS Helpdesk.
To request a Google Apps Account or purchase an Alumni LAN Account, please visit the Alumni Account Store.

Note: You may purchase an Alumni LAN Account with either cash or a card. In order to purchase with cash, please fill out the form online and select the "Cash" option before visiting the ITS Front Desk in NBC 905 (M-F 8 am-5 pm). Your order will not be processed until your cash payment is made. Cash payments must be exact change and made at the main ITS office. There are no refunds available on Alumni Account Purchases.

Registration Help

All registration at UM-Flint is done via the Internet on the Student Information Services (SIS) website. If you have forgotten your current password, and you have already supplied your Personal Security Questions then follow these simple instructions:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Enter your uniqname and follow the prompts.


If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote, please contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

Location: 206 Murchie Science Building
Phone: (810) 762-3123

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