Wolverine Access Tutorial for New UM Students

Prior to attending your orientation session, read these materials to prepare yourself for the online course registration process. Click on the arrows below to view the information under each topic.

a_m_blue.gif (842 bytes) Uniqname & E-mail

A uniqname is a user ID or user name. To use many UM computing services, you need a uniqname (which identifies you) and a UMICH password (which authorizes and authenticates you). Your uniqname is also part of your e-mail address. Undergraduates will be sent a one-time-identifier (OTID) that allows them to create a uniqname by the ITCS Accounts Office.

DO NOT CHANGE your UMICH password until after you register for the first time as part of orientation. For more information, see the ITCS Frequently Asked questions about uniqnames and passwords.

Use your university e-mail account. You are responsible for what UM sends you via e-mail. Items that are sent to you in e-mail include: registration appointment dates, student bills, and other business and policy information. For more information about your UM e-mail account, see ITCS E-mail Resources.

a_m_blue.gif (842 bytes) Registration Overview

  • Registration Helpful Information
  • For more information about registration, see the Registration questions in the Ask Us section of the Office of the Registrar's web site.

    a_m_blue.gif (842 bytes) Wolverine Access General Information

    You can access your student records and conduct your UM Student Business using Wolverine Access. You may have already used Wolverine Access to register for your orientation session. Examples of UM Student Business include:

    The Wolverine Access Student Business Help Pages provide screen shots and detailed information about using Wolverine Access.

    NOTE: Always complete the Sign Out and Log Out process when you've completed your work on Wolverine Access and log out of the computer completely (especially if you use a shared computer in a Campus Computing or ResComp Site). When you are ready to end your session, you should sign out of your session and log out of Wolverine Access and the Web Single Login Service to end your authenticated Web session and ensure that your information is secure. Your authentication continues for 120 minutes after your last transaction if you fail to completely log out. To log out, complete this four-step process:
    1. Sign out of Wolverine Access - Student Business
    2. Log out of Wolverine Access
    3. Click Logout on the Logout screen
    4. Click Yes on the Security Alert screen

    If you have questions about how to conduct UM Student Business, when using Wolverine Access click on "? Help" on the page that you are viewing for online help directions.

    a_m_blue.gif (842 bytes) Backpack & Registration/Enrollment

    Backpack is a time saving feature that allows you to identify classes that interest you prior to your registration appointment. You must load classes into your Backpack before you will be able to register for them.

    Putting classes in your Backpack does not guarantee you a seat in that class. Class availability changes often as students enroll in classes. Putting a class in your Backpack does not automatically register you for the class. Once your registration appointment begins you will need to register for classes from your Backpack.

    Backpack does not identify time conflicts between classes.

    Your registration appointment is the earliest date and time you can enroll for the term. Wolverine Access allows you to enroll from anywhere you can access the Internet. Your Registration Appointment is NOT an appointment with an advisor. You will have an appointment with an advisor during your orientation session.


    Your registration appointment is the earliest date and time you can enroll for the term. Wolverine Access allows you to enroll from anywhere you can access the Internet. Your Registration Appointment is NOT an appointment with an advisor. You will have an appointment with an advisor during your orientation session.

    You may not register prior to the date and time of your appointment. A new appointment is not necessary if you cannot register at the specified date/time, or for drop/add/modification activity once you have initially registered. You can check your registration appointment date and time on Wolverine Access.

    After registering for your class schedule, you can modify it at any time using Wolverine Access until the designated drop/add deadline. Refer to the Student Registration Deadlines for more information about drop/add deadlines. After the drop/add deadline, you must obtain approval from your school or college to make any schedule changes. Contact the advising office of your school/college to request the paperwork needed to make schedule changes.


    Backpack and Registration Simulation: Learn how to backpack, register and update your class schedule with this simulation. If you are in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts or the School of Education, you are required to view this simulation prior to attending orientation.

     

    Tips on Backpacking and Registration: