Students, faculty, and staff receive a computer account, called a netID , to access most technology resources on campus. See the information below to find out when you get your account and what you access with it.
Soon after you submit an application to UB, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions to obtain a netID and create a password. With this account information, you will log on to the MyUB Portal to check your application status and, when applicable, accept your admission and register for classes.
After you matriculate, your netID is used to access network services, including:
- MyUB Portal
- computer labs
- wireless network
- UB office computers
Alumni and Former Students
Whether you graduate from UB or leave without a diploma, you retain access to the MyUB Portal indefinitely. This allows you to access your UB student records, including transcripts, through MyUB as you could when you were a student. Network services access (e-mail, labs, etc.) is maintained for two semesters after your last date of enrollment.Visit the Student Account Expiration and Deletion policy for more details.
Former students who attended UB prior to Fall 2003 did not have MyUB accounts and, therefore, will not have access to MyUB. You can request transcripts and other student records through the Office of Records and Registration.
A netID is created for employees of UB during the hiring process. Services are available during the time of employment. Once an employee leaves UB, all computer access is terminated. Exceptions may be requested only by the individual’s Dean or, for non-academic staff, a department head.
User your netID to access:
- MyUB Portal
- UB office computers
- wireless network
- computer labs*
Note: Staff and faculty account profiles are not configured to allow full use of computer labs, namely access to the printers. You are encouraged to use departmental printers. If access to computer lab printers is required, please contact the OTS Call Center for details. Changing your account to print in the labs may take 2-5 business days.
An e-mail is sent to you with instructions for obtaining your netID. Once you have your netID, you will then set a password. Returning students or individuals who previously applied to UB may not receive a letter. Go to https://mypw.ubalt.edu to look up your netID and reset the password.
Faculty and Staff
A letter is sent to your department soon after the hiring process is completed. This may occur after your first day on campus but in most cases it will happen sooner. The letter shows your netID and e-mail address. Before using the password, you need to visit https://mypw.ubalt.edu to create a password.
Usernames (netIDs) are 6-8 characters long. New accounts start with the letters "ID" and are followed by 6 characters. Formats used in the past include UB##X##, UBTU##XX##, and NTXXXXXX. Usernames cannot be changed and remain the same regardless of your affiliation with UB. E-mail addresses can be changed if you have changed your legal name. Any one requesting an e-mail address change must first officially change their name with the University. Students do so through the Records office. Faculty and staff contact the Office of Human Resources.
The following services are accessed using your netID and password. An overview of each service is listed.
All UB students, faculty, and staff receive a UB e-mail account. You are encouraged to monitor your account regularly for important announcements. E-mail can be accessed through the MyUB Portal, using Outlook as an Exchange client, or through an IMAP/POP connection.
Since the migration to Microsoft Office 365, email limits have changed. The new email quota is now 50GB for students, faculty, and staff. This is a significant increase over the previous limit of 1GB. You can check your current mailbox size from the Outlook desktop client or Outlook Web App. Mailbox usage will be displayed in megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB) depending on the size of your mailbox. Approximately 1,000 MB is equal to 1 GB. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact the OTS Call Center.
Network file storage space is available for students, faculty, and staff.
M Drive – Personal File Storage
The M drive can be used as a storage space for personal files, homework assignments, papers, photos, etc. The space is available through the M Drive link in the MyUB Portal and as the My Documents folder when logged on a campus computer. If logged on a campus computer, it is also the M Drive seen in the My Computer window. These files can be accessed only by you.
M Drive Quota
Student: 300 MB
Faculty and Staff: 800 MB
H Drive/Personal Web Space
Personal Web space is available to all UB students, faculty, and staff. This is also referred to as the H drive. Files stored on the H drive are viewable by everyone and, therefore, subject to copyright laws. You can access it through the H drive link on the MyUB Portal, an FTP program, or through My Computer when logged on a campus computer. Visit this page to learn how to request H drive space or connect to it.
H Drive Quota
Student: 100 MB
Faculty and Staff: 100 MB
R Drive – Departmental File Storage
Network file storage is available for departmental use. A department head or other designee can contact the Call Center to grant you access to the R drive. R drive access is given to specific folders and sub folders, not the entire R drive. Requests for access can be made on behalf of student employees, faculty, and staff.
The R drive is accessible through the R drive link on the MyUB Portal or through My Computer when logged on a campus computer.
S Drive – Class File Storage
Outside of course space offered through Sakai, faculty can request space on the S drive to store course-related items to be accessed by students. Students can view or download files stored on the S drive. Contact the Call Center for this service.
T Drive – Across Departmental File Storage
Network file storage is available for cross departmental use. A department head or other designee can contact the Call Center to grant you access to the T drive. T drive access is given to specific folders and sub folders, not the entire T drive. Requests for access can be made on behalf of student employees, faculty, and staff.
The wireless network, available in all academic buildings, is accessed using your netID and password. Visit the Wireless Network page for full details.
OTS supports computer labs at AC 103, BC 002 and 015, Angelos Law Center 910/911, Student Center 001, and throughout Langsdale Library. Visit the Computer Labs for more details.