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Information Technology

Accounts & IDs

The following information are some things the IT Staff thinks you need to know about Accounts & IDs on the UMFK Campus. These accounts & cards give you access to everything you need to get a great education at UMFK.


UMS Account

University of Maine System logoClick here for UMS Account management (password reset, account activation, etc.)

As a University of Maine System student you have been assigned a UMS student account. This is a very important user account, as all electronic communications are made through the use of this account. It is also the account that will provide online access to the major system-wide services. This account must be activated and kept current while attending the University.

The 3 major services that require a UMS ID are: UMS EmailBlackboard, and MaineStreet.

This account is also used for all on-campus computers.

If you have questions or need help with the activation process of your account you can contact the following IT Help Desk individuals or visit the Blake Library staff and ask for assistance. If you already have an activation key and are ready to try it yourself please visit the Activation website.

Photo IDs

image of a UMFK student photo id card, also called a Bengal BadgeUMFK is now using a new unified card system along with the other University of Maine campuses. New and Returning students will need to obtain their new card from the Student Affairs Office in Cyr Hall. The card will allow you to check out Library materials, purchase meal plans, and grant you access too many campus events. Also, the card can be used at all University dining hall locations throughout the entire University of Maine System. On this campus, the magnetic strip behind the card is used for only dining hall purposes. On other University of Maine campuses, the magnetic strip on the card can be used for laundry and door operations. Since there is delicate circuitry throughout the card, it should not be bend or punctured. Your first card is free but a fee will be charged for a replacement card.


Proximity Cards

image of a Westinghouse-branded proximity cardNursing students are eligible to receive proximity cards which will gain them access to some labs in Nadeau Hall. You can get one of these cards by visiting the Business Office in Cyr Hall. There is a refundable $10.00 deposit for this card.