What is my MaineStreet account and what will I use it for?
When you apply to be a student at any University of Maine System institution, you will automatically be assigned a UMS User ID and email account in the UMS online computing system (called "MaineStreet UMS").
You'll use it:
• To get into MaineStreet, the student portal into your university's information system.
• To check on the status of your application.
• To update your phone numbers and addresses.
• To access the UMS email system.
And later, when you become a student:
• To enter your hours worked if you're a student employee.
• To sign in to BlackBoard and WebCT for online Internet courses.
• To access the computers in computer classrooms and clusters at outreach centers and on several of the University of Maine System campuses.
• To maintain your biodemographic information and to register for classes.
How do I start to use it?
When you apply to a UMS institution you are assigned a unique seven-digit MaineStreet ID Number (formerly sometimes called the Student ID) and an account activation key.
You will need these two items to activate your UMS account.
To activate your account and create a password, go to the Web page:
and follow the directions there to activate your account and set a password of your choice.
After you've set your password, you'll be told your new UMS User ID and your new UMS email address. If your User ID is john.doe, then the email address that goes with it is email@example.com.
• For tips on choosing and protecting your password, please visit Picking and Protecting a Password.
• You'll also be asked to choose three questions and answers to help you remember your password. For tips on selecting your Qs and As, please visit The Three Questions.
• If you forget your password after you set it, please go to Forgotten your password? for help.
• To manage your account information or to forward your email, please check out
If you have questions about any of this information, contact the Computer Services or IT Help Desk at the University to which you applied.
July 8, 2009