Eligibility for a U-M Zoom Account


U-M Zoom


  • Am I eligible for a U-M Zoom Account?
  • Who has access to the U-M Zoom license?
  • Can I continue to use Zoom after graduation?



If you have at least one of the following affiliations, you are eligible for a Zoom account under the U-M license for as long as you hold that affiliation:

  • Students (from matriculation to either graduation or end of student status)
  • Faculty (including emeritus faculty, lecturers, and intermittent lecturers)
  • Staff (including Temporary Staff)
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames and UMIDs (i.e., Type-1 Sponsored Affiliates, strong identities)

Not Eligible

The following affiliations are not eligible for a Zoom account under the U-M license if you do not have any of the roles from the previous list:

  • Alumni
  • Retirees
  • Sponsored affiliates with regular uniqnames and UMIDs that start with "99" (i.e., Type-2 Sponsored Affiliates, long-term guests)
  • Sponsored affiliates with uniqnames starting with "um" and followed by numbers (i.e. Type 3 Sponsored Affiliates, weak identities, short-term guests)
  • Friend accounts

Additionally, MCommunity groups and shared accounts are not eligible to access Zoom under the U-M license. Sharing a Zoom account with multiple people is a violation of Zoom's terms of service, as well as a violation of U-M's agreement with Zoom.

Free Zoom (not U-M Zoom)

Anyone may sign up for a free basic Zoom account with a non-UMICH email address. Hosts of U-M Zoom meetings may choose to enable non-UM participants to join as guests.

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance with Zoom access? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 3614
Tue 9/8/20 12:01 PM
Sat 7/9/22 1:34 PM

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