Eligibility for a U-M Zoom Account (Zoom Access)


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Am I eligible for a U-M Zoom account? Who has access to U-M Zoom?


The following information is applicable across the Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and Michigan Medicine campuses.


If you have at least one of the following affiliations, you are eligible for a U-M 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 U-M Zoom account under the U-M license (as long as 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)
  • U-M Friend accounts
  • *MCommunity Groups

*MCommunity groups and Shared Accounts are not eligible to access U-M 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.

Additional Information

If a Zoom account is desired (and you are not eligible), 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 if needed.

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

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Tue 9/8/20 12:01 PM
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