Columbia's primary account ID used for access to email, online pay and benefit information, wireless access, online request forms and many other services.
The University Network I. D. is the first part of your Columbia email address and acts as your logon for a large variety of resources.
Many sites and resources use your UNI to "authenticate" or login to grant access, please keep in mind that the resource itself may be managed by a different support group. To find information about an individual site or resource, please search for it by name.
If you already know your UNI, you can activate it and select a password at myUNI - this site also has information on managing your UNI account.
Alumni may set up email forwarding for the UNI account they had while enrolled at Columbia, however other UNI related services do not continue. Please see http://www.columbia.edu/acis/faq/236.html for details about Alumni UNI accounts.
Requesting the Service
If you have not yet received your UNI, first search for it by your name at myUNI.
Faculty and Staff that do not have a UNI: your Department Administrator or other qualified person in your department must request one for you via their access to Delegated Identity Administration (DIA) within Peoplesoft. Please speak to your supervisor if you do not know who this person is. Often the person within a department who can post job listings has access to process UNIs.
Students that do not have a UNI: please contact your school or Student Administrative Services. Your UNI should be automatically created when you register for classes.
Availability and Hours
This service is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Scheduled and emergency maintenance may require occasional downtime.
Service Level Agreement
There is currently no defined SLA for this service. Any system-wide issues with this Service are treated as highest priority due to its importance for all Columbia faculty, staff and students.