How to Activate your U of M Computer Account (your UMnetID)

The University of Manitoba offers staff and students access to a variety of online services including U of M email, campus wireless internet, access to lab and classroom computers, UM Learn, Jump and more. To activate your U of M computer account (UMnetID) please follow the steps below.

Before you begin:

  • Take a moment to watch this video tutorial

  • You need your student or employee number.
  • A student that accepts their offer of admission can activate their umnetID after 48 hours.
  • Employees must be processed through Human Resources.


Visit and click 'Create UMnetID'


Fill out your last name, student/staff number, and your date of birth.

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Follow through the next few steps, where you will need to:

  1. Read and Accept the Usage Agreement.
  2. Answer at least 3 security questions, in the event you need your password reset.
  3. Set a password.
  4. When finished, your computer accounts will be ready to use within the next 10 to 20 minutes.

For more information on what accounts you have enabled and are now available to you, click here. NOTE: You may be entitled to additional accounts that are not automatically created.

Finally, be sure to:

For help contact the IST Help & Solutions Centre


IST Service Desk

Mon - Fri: 8am to 8pm

Fort Garry
123 Fletcher Argue
Mon - Fri: 8am to 8pm

230 Neil John Maclean Library
Mon - Fri: 8am to 4:30pm

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