STEP 8: Get Accounts and ID

As a U of M student, you are given access to various services and accounts.  Some services, such as borrowing library books, require the use of a Student ID Card.  Other services are offered through online accounts, which you will have to activate once you have registered for courses.

Get your Student ID Card

Newly admitted students are eligible for a Student ID Card free of charge; you do not need to be registered in courses.  To avoid lines, you are encouraged to obtain your card during the Summer months.

For ID Centre hours and locations, and information about what to bring with you to get your ID card, see: Student ID Cards.

U of M Email Account

If you have not yet activated your @myumanitoba email account, you should do so now to ensure that you don't miss important messages affecting your registration and fees.

Please note:

  • The U of M sends communications with current students to their U of M email account, including course Waitlist notifications.
  • You are strongly encouraged to activate your UofM email account as soon as possible (48 hours after accepting your offer of admission), and no later than 48 hours prior to registering for courses.

More information:

For help with your computer accounts, please contact the IST Help & Solutions Centre.

Returning students: If you have taken some time away from the U of M, your email and other accounts may have become inactive in your absence.  Returning students should verify that they can access and use their U of M email account; if you encounter errors logging in, you may have to reactivate your account.

Your Other Computer Accounts

Your computer accounts are managed by Information Services & Technology.  For complete information about services available to students and how to access them, see: Services for New and Returning Students.

Updated June 24, 2016