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Activate Your UBITName: Graduate Student (Not International)

Gather Your UB Information

You will need the following three pieces of information to activate your UBITName:

UB Information Where You Get It Where to Get Help If Lost or Unknown
1. UBITName

In GrAdMIT, under the Status tab

Be sure to enter it in lowercase letters 

Graduate Enrollment
Management Services
at 716-645-3482
2. Last four digits of your Person Number In GrAdMIT, under the Status tab
Graduate Enrollment
Management Services
at 716-645-3482
3. One-time Password Sent 2-7 business days after your other information is available in GrAdMIT, in a second email from Graduate Enrollment Management Services.
Graduate Enrollment
Management Services
at 716-645-3482

If you are interrupted, log out or accidentally navigate away from the Identity Manager window during the activation process, you will need to get a new One-time Password from the UBIT Help Center, and can then follow the activation process again.

Go to the UBITName Manager

Click Visit UBITName Manager below and follow the instructions on the screen to activate your UBITName.

View step-by-step activation instructions (optional)

Once you have your UB information ready, visit the UBITName Manager (a self-service website) to activate your UBITName. You will be required to complete the following steps:

  1. Enter your UBITName making sure all letters are lowercase
  2. Click Continue
  3. Solve the CAPTCHA Security Check
  4. Click Continue
  5. Enter your three pieces of UB information*:
    • The last four digits of your Person Number
    • The month of your birth in numbers (e.g., January is "01")
    • Your one-time password

      * Note: If you accidentally log out in the middle of the UBITName activation process, you may need to contact the UBIT Help Center to have them issue you a new one-time password before you can try activating again.
  6. Click Continue
  7. Complete the following three tasks to activate your UBITName:
    • Accept the UB Computer and Network Use Policy by clicking Accept
    • Choose a new password and click Change Password
    • Set your security questions and answers (one you create and three from UB) and click Continue
  8. When you see the UBITName Manager: Home screen, click Add or update your password recovery contact information to be used if you forget your password and enter your non-UB email and cell phone number as instructed
  9. When you see the UBITName Manager: Home screen, your UBITName is activated! You are now ready to enjoy all the great services UB offers.

You can return to the UBITName Manager at any time to change your UBITName password or manage your security questions, non-UB email or cell phone number for password recovery

What's Next?

Once you’ve activated your UBITName, you are able to use HUB Student Center (available through MyUB).  In the HUB Student Center you can:

  • View and accept your financial aid once your package is compiled
  • Receive timely messages about services and deadlines specific to your needs and interests
  • Register for classes after being admitted, depositing and, for new undergraduate applicants, completing the orientation data form 
  • View your class schedule

The HUB Student Center is used throughout your academic caereer at UB. It is important to remember your UBITName and new password for future reference.

Please be aware that UB expects you to use your UB email and UBIT resources for all academic communication and to be responsible for its use in an ethical and legal manner.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known