All faculty, staff and students of Columbia University are
eligible for a UNI and email service. The computer ID system
determines your eligibility based on data provided about you by an
authoritative source -- for most people, this source is Student
Information Systems (students) or Human Resources PAC (employees). If
questions arise about your eligibility, you may be asked to pursue
them with your department or the office providing your data.
New students become eligible for accounts once Student
Information Services enters them into the student database. For
students starting in the the Fall semester, this occurs at some point
during the previous summer.
Recently hired faculty and staff who do not yet appear in
the Human Resources database can acquire a temporary CUIT computer
account by being entered in a departmental data feed called a
Staff of institutions affiliated with Columbia may or may
not be eligible for accounts depending on agreements between their
insitution and Columbia. Call the Computing HelpDesk at 212-854-1919
for further information.
Casual employees who are entered into a departmental
waffil are eligible for email accounts but are not authorized to
access restricted online resources unless they are located physically
on campus. This is due to legal licensing restrictions on online
Alumni who are not affiliated with Columbia in any other
capacity are eligibile for UNIs but no email service. The Office of
Alumni and Development offers an email forwarding service to graduates
of Columbia proper; other schools may also offer a forwarding
service. In most cases, software site licenses do not extend to
alumni. Access to online library resources may also be limited.
Activate My UNI
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(CU grads only)
Alumni and Friends Gateway (online library resources)