All UMKC students, faculty and staff are assigned a unique UMKC Username and Password. This the ID needed to access most UMKC technology resources. All UMKC students, faculty and staff are provided with a UMKC Username and Password.
Student UMKC Usernames
Student UMKC Usernames consist of a student's initials and three random characters to ensure uniqueness.
If you are a student and don't know your UMKC Username, please contact the UMKC IS Call Center. Please have your Student ID number available when you call.
New students must activate their UMKC Usernames via Pathway and set up a password before the UMKC Username can be used. Most new students set up passwords during Orientation or as part of the admission process, but if you haven't yet done so, you can set up a password with the Pathway system, provided you have the "temporary" password that was emailed to you when applying to the University.
If you don't have the temporary password, our
password assistance page has
steps to Reset/Create your password. You can also visit that page to
find information about how to change a password.
Faculty/Staff UMKC Usernames
Faculty/staff UMKC Usernames usually consist of last name and first initial. New faculty and staff have UMKC Usernames generated the day following generation of an employee ID by UMKC Human Resources.
If you are a faculty or staff member and don't know your UMKC Username, please contact your departmental IT Liaison or the UMKC IS Call Center. Make sure to have your EMPLID available when you call. If you don't know your EMPLID, contact your departmental HR representative or UMKC Human Resources.
To learn more about your password, including how to change or reset it, please
refer our password assistance page.
What Can I Do With My UMKC Username?
UMKC Usernames provide access to Blackboard, Pathway, computer labs, wireless systems,
faculty and staff email and many other resources.
Students use their UMKC Usernames to set or reset their Office 365 passwords, but then use their O365 account credentials for email access. Please refer to the Office 365 Email FAQ for more information about the student email system.
Faculty and staff use their UMKC Usernames to access their employee Exchange email account. Please refer to the Exchange FAQ for more information about the Exchange email system.