Learn how to request a different UBITName.
Operating System: All
Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff
Last Updated: December 2, 2019
You are eligible to receive a different UBITName if any of these is true:
See the UBITName Account Policy for more details about who may request a different UBITName.
It is strongly encouraged that UBITName changes occur between semesters, where possible. Students completing a UBITName change during a semester must notify all course instructors to ensure UB Learns grades, postings and interactions carry forward to the new UBITName account. Instructors can contact UB Learns support for assistance with this process.
If your request is approved, activate your UBITName and begin using it.
Both your old and new UBITName will remain active for up to 30 days. During that time you must:
All new UBITNames will be provisioned on UBmail(Exchange Online), http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/services/UBmail-Exchange-Online.html. New UBITNames for students will no longer be provisioned on UBmail(Gmail) or have access to any of the Google suite products.
Copy all files from your old UBITName to your new UBITName:
All email, data and files associated with the old UBITName will be permanently deleted and unrecoverable when the new UBITName is made permanent.
Send email to the UBIT Help Center from your new UBITName asking to remove your old UBITName and make your new UBITName permanent.
Once your request is processed, your old UBITName will be permanently deleted and its remaining contents will no longer be accessible. Email sent to your old UBITName will be returned to the sender as undeliverable.
If you do not request to make your new UBITName permanent within 30 days of it being created, your new UBITName will be deactivated and your request for a new UBITName will be canceled. Contact the UBIT Help Center if you need additional time to transition to your new UBITName.