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UMKC Username Information

All UMKC students, faculty and staff are assigned a unique UMKC Username and Password. This ID is needed to access most UMKC technology resources.

Student UMKC Usernames

Student UMKC Usernames consist of a student's initials and three additional characters to ensure uniqueness.

If you are a student and you don't know your UMKC Username, please contact the UMKC IS Technology Support 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 their 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

Information Services creates UMKC Usernames for all new employees. An email is sent to the hiring department detailing the new employee's name, UMKC Username, and their new email address. 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 Technology Support Center. Make sure to have your employee ID number available when you call. If you don't know your employee ID number, contact your departmental HR representative or UMKC Human Resources.


Please note: Beginning Monday December 03, 2018 all newly hired employees will receive a “hash based” UMKC Username, similar to what students receive today. The hash is based on a person's initials and three additional characters to ensure uniqueness. This username will be the same during a person’s entire association with UM System, which will help alleviate confusion or the need to change a username based on a role or name change.


All employees whose accounts were created before December 03, 2018 will continue to use their current UMKC Username, nothing will change. However, we will no longer be modifying any employee usernames for name changes or preferences.


While new Faculty/Staff are required to use their UMKC Username as their login they can create a more friendly email alias. Please note that while this will give them a nice, friendly, email they will still login to Windows, myHR, etc.. with their assigned username.

  • Go to https://accounts.umsystem.edu/ and login using your UMKC Username and password.
  • Once logged in select Personalize Account.
  • Click the Personalize Email button.
  • Select one of the listed available options to set as your email alias.
  • Click Submit.
  • Your newly selected email alias will be added to your account within 24 hours.

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.