Departments and units can sponsor people to get uniqnames and MCommunity Directory profiles, and in some cases, UMIDs.

These services are automatically provided as a result of the sponsorship process:

A Uniqname and UMICH Password

A profile in the MCommunity directory with an affiliation of "Sponsored Affiliate"

An U-M Google email account

An Active Directory (UMROOT) account which provides login services to the campus network and wireless access.

Sponsored people are those who are affiliated with the university and who need access to online university services or resources but who are not faculty, staff, students, retirees or alumni.  People who already have a uniqname from a previous relationship with the university can be sponsored to allow them to continue to use their uniqname, or to reactivate it if it has been de-activated.

People who get regular uniqnames plus UMIDs include incoming faculty who may need a uniqname before they complete the hiring process, academic affiliates such as visiting research scholars, and contractors or special services providers.   These sponsorships have an end date no later than one full year from creation but can be extended.

Temporary uniqnames without an MCommunity Directory profile can be provided for short term guests, such as groups of visiting students who need access for more than a few days.

Please contact the ITS Accounts Office at or 313-593-3274 for instructions for requesting sponsored access.

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