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What is a Uniqname?

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Your uniqname (pronounced "unique name") is a personal identifier that is required for using computing services across the University of Michigan's campuses. Uniqnames are required in order to make use of many of the University's resources, including the computers on campus, email, or to access the library's online resources, just to name a few.

Intended Audience:

This Quicknote is intended for current faculty, staff, and students who would like to know more about what a uniqname is, and what it is used for.


This Quicknote is for informational purposes and has no specific requirements.


Newly admitted students will receive an email from UM-Ann Arbor ITS (Information and Technology Services) inviting them to visit the Uniqname & Account Setup website where the uniqname creation process can be completed online. As a student, you may use your uniqname to: log in to the computers in the computer labs on campus, access your email online at, access the library's online resources, log in to our Learning Management System BlackBoard, and log in to the Student Information System, also called SIS.


Uniqnames are assigned to new faculty/staff members by Human Resources at the beginning of their employment with the University. Once your account and uniqname are created, a designated individual in your department will be notified with the relevant information within 2-3 business days. You may receive your account information from them. As a faculty/staff member you may use your uniqname to login to the computers on campus, access your email online at, access the library's online resources, and to view your personal and employment information on Wolverine Access at

Additional Considerations:

As a note, your uniqname is used for nearly all of the University of Michigan's resources. It is widely used and published; it is not fully encompassed with the information on this page.


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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