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 https://password.umflint.edu
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.
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 https://mcommunity.umich.edu/
. (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 (option 1).
Email Addresses for UM-Flint students are as follows: uniqname
Note: Messages left in your Deleted Items folder will be automatically deleted after 30 days.
- You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing http://email.umich.edu 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.
After creating an email account, you will:
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.
- Begin to receive Mail Digests
- Have access to special features like email signatures (When using IE)
**Please not that personal directories will be retired on June 1st, 2021. Please use Google Drive for your storage needs.
Personal directories, also known as your H: drive or Homedrive, are available for saving data on the campus server. Each student receives 500 MB of storage that can be used to store personal files (view Server Policy
for more information). You can easily access your personal directory when you are logged into 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 their Homedrive directory, students will find a folder called “homepage” which can be used to house personal web pages. Please visit the Homepage Gallery to register your website, blog, or social site (MySpace, FaceBook, etc.) For further information on Homepages, please refer to this Quicknote
Your Homedrive and Homepage directories can be accessed from your home computer using a VPN by visiting https://vpn.umflint.edu
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:
For more information on Google Apps accounts visit: google.umflint.edu
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:
To request a Google Apps Account or purchase an Alumni LAN Account, please visit the Alumni Account Store.
- 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.
You may purchase an Alumni LAN Account with either cash or 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.
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:
- Navigate to https://password.umflint.edu
- 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.
206 Murchie Science Building
(810)-762-3123 (option 1)