Universal User ID (UUID)

The Universal User ID (UUID) is the username shared among various university services. Your UUID forms your e-mail address as follows: UUID@memphis.edu.

Services that require your UUID

Who can have a UUID? How do I get my UUID?

All currently enrolled students and currently employed staff and faculty automatically have a Universal User ID or UUID created. Anyone who needs assistance should contact the Service Desk at 901-678-8888 or e-mail umtech@memphis.edu.


A student's UUID is created as soon as the student is admitted to the university. Information outlining the steps to initialize the UUID is mailed along with the acceptance letter. This letter contains a twenty-character account activation code used with the university Identity Management system: iam.memphis.edu.

Faculty and returning adjunct faculty

UUIDs are created for every tenure-track faculty member and many adjunct faculty members when their contracts are approved. Faculty members should receive information about initializing their accounts in the mail along their contracts.

Staff and new adjunct faculty

New staff and new adjunct faculty should contact the ITS Service Desk to check the status of their UUID if they have not received one from their supervisor or LSP. While staff and adjunct faculty have UUIDs created automatically when their records are created in the HR system, we strongly recommend contacting the Service Desk to check its status. New staff should check with the Service Desk on their first day at work. New Adjunct faculty should check after receiving a copy of their signed contract. The Service Desk can be contacted at 901-678-8888 or by e-mailing umtech@memphis.edu.