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New Faculty & Staff: Activate Your UVa Computing Accounts

(Step 1 of 2) Learn about Responsible Computing & Security

You complete the activation process online:

  1. Read through the policies set forth in the Responsible Computing Handbook. You may want to watch the brief Responsible Computing Video, “When I go to UVa...” to familiarize yourself with the fundamentals.
  2. Start your process by completing the Responsible Computing Tutorial.
  3. Upon completing the Tutorial, you will receive your UVa computing ID and password.
    • Your UVa computing ID will contain your initials, a numeral, and one or two letters, like mst3k.
  4. Complete the IT Security Awareness Tutorial with a 100% score.

(Step 2 of 2) Request a UVa Email Account

After completing Step 1 above, you may request an ITS-supported email account on the UVa Centralized Exchange Service, the UVa Central Mail Service (CMS), or both.

Some departments and schools—e.g., the UVa Health System, Darden, etc.—already provide email accounts for their employees. If you are employed by one of those entities, you may wish to skip the email selection process, but everyone else must set up a University email account.

About Your Automatically-Generated UVa Computing Accounts

Completing the activation process above gives you access to your automatically-granted ITS computing accounts, enabling you to:

  • Sign into your UVa email account;
  • Store your files online through your account on the Home Directory Service and/or through UVaCollab, plus access Web publishing through Home Directory Service; and
  • Use the UVa Exchange Service for shared calendaring, plus networked printing, Premium Server, and other administrative operations through your Eservices account.

  Page Updated: Monday 2013-10-28 12:34:18 EDT

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