Account Creation Rules

You account name can contain up to 15 characters. It will provide you access to the UCA network, Banner, and your email address. IST grants the requested account name based on availability, format, and technical restrictions. When creating your account name, do not enter

IST assigns account names according to the following format if the name is available:

First initial + last name or first name + last initial

For example, the account name for James Smith would be jsmith or jamess.

Individual account names should reflect the actual name of the individual, though common shorted versions are allowed (i.e. Bob for Robert, Debbie for Deborah, etc). IST will not grant account names with only the first or last name of an individual. If you do not request a specific account name, IST will create one for you.

Departmental names should reflect the name and/or function of the department; generic names may not be used. For example, would not be an appropriate selection.

Account names cannot be changed except for legal reasons (marriage, divorce, etc.). If you need to request an account name change, contact the IST Help Desk.