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 our new identity and account access solution signUM and click 'Create UMnetID'

signUM login screen with ClaimID text circled

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

signUM screen capture of page with name and date of birth text fields

Read and accept the usage agreement

usage agreement

Students will need to:

Read and Accept the Office 365 Usage agreement

signUM office 365 usage agreement screen capture

Answer the Password and Challenge questions and click Submit
signUM screen capture of password challenge questions

You have succesfully claimed your UMnetID and email account

signUM claim ID succesfully updated screenshot

Finally, be sure to:

  • Not tell anyone your password.

Instructions How to Change your Password


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