Student email support

Student email, called UMConnect, uses a suite of Microsoft-hosted Office 365 services that include:

  • Mailbox size: 50 GB
  • Attachment size: 25 MB
  • OneDrive Pro (formerly SkyDrive): 1 TB of cloud-based storage
  • Office Web Apps is available through OneDrive Pro

Access UMConnect using your NetID and password.

UMConnect login

How do I activate my UMConnect account?

  • Login to using your NetID and password.  

  • Click on the green Continue to UMConnect button, and then the green Activate button.

    • if you are redirected to a Microsoft login screen please enter your and NetID password to continue. 
  • Select your time zone (Mountain Time) and language.

How do I configure UMConnect?

You may configure various clients and mobile devices to access your email account via an Exchange connection.  Use your as the email address AND the user name, connect to the server  Contact IT Central for additional questions.  

Instructions for setting up a mobile device

using the default email client and the Outlook App

Apple iOS default email setup

Settings, Mail,  Add account, Exchange


Password:   NetID password            Next



Password:    NetID  Password

Next,  Select Sync Options,   Save

Apple iOS Outlook App setup

Outlook App, Settings, Add Account,  Exchange


Add account,     Show Advanced Settings

Password:   NetID password



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Android default email setup

Settings, Add account, Microsoft Exchange

Email address:

Password:    NetID password               Manual Setup



Use SSL, Sign In, OK, Select sync options,

Sign In, Name Account, Done

Android Outlook App setup

Outlook App, Get Started/Gear, Add Email Account

Email address:, continue

Password:  NetID password,        advanced settings



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How long are UMConnect accounts active?

UMConnect accounts are offered to all enrolled university students.

How do I maintain my UMConnect account?

If you are away from campus on a UM-associated program or military leave, you may meet the requirements for a Student Affiliate which would allow you to maintain access to your UMConnect account. Apply for Student Affiliate status prior to the 15th class day of the semester to retain services.  After the third week of Fall or Spring semester, these requests cannot be accommodated. International students should contact Barb Seekins and previously registered students should contact Bonnie Holzworth. Please provide detailed information on how you will be associated with the University while you are not a registered student.