Student email overview
Student email at The University of Montana is UMConnect, a suite of Microsoft-hosted Live@edu services. Students activate their UMConnect accounts at www.umt.edu/umconnect using their NetID and password. Detailed information about UMConnect is available at the UMConnect web page.
Umontana aliases are in the following form: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should give this alias to University email contacts for University-related business.
How to locate the NetID and email address
Students may log into CyberBear (personal information section) to locate their NetID and email address. There is a link on Login.umt.edu that also allows students to view their NetID (click on "What's my NetID?"). However, if they have selected confidentiality in CyberBear, their NetID will not display using this process.
How to change the NetID password
Online NetID password management for password changes/resets is available to students at Login.umt.edu. In order for students to reset their passwords, they must establish an answer to a security question first. It is recommended that students do this the first time they login to UM services at Login.umt.edu. The online password change/reset pertains to all NetID logins: Moodle, UMConnect, CyberBear, Academic Planner, iTunesU, MyLabsPlus, Library remote resources, IT computer lab log-ins, campus wireless access, and some special interest services.
Why students should use UMConnect
UMConnect serves as the official means of communication between students and The University of Montana. Important University business is conducted via this email account, including routine information about registration, tuition and fees notifications, and urgent announcements and notices from President Engstrom and the UM administration. In addition, UMConnect is an easy way for students to quickly and efficiently correspond with professors and other University personnel.
How long are UMConnect accounts active
UMConnect accounts are offered to all enrolled university students. Once a student is no longer enrolled, this UMConnect account remains active indefinitely.
How to maintain a UMConnect account
Students who are associated with UM (study abroad through a non-UM sponsored program, military leave, thesis work) may meet the requirements for a Student Affiliate which would allow you to maintain access to your UMConnect account (and other NetID-based services). However, you must apply for Student Affiliate status prior to the 15th class day of the semester to retain those services. After the third week of Fall or Spring semester, these requests cannot be accommodated. International students should contact Sara Smith and previously registered students should contact Bonnie Holzworth. Please provide detailed information on how you will be associated with the University while you are not a registered student.