Tech Tips for New Student Success

  1. NetID
  2. University ID (790#)
  3. Email
  4. Wireless
  5. Microsoft Office for Students
  6. Griz Card
  7. Moodle
  8. CyberBear
  9. Mobile App


The NetID allows campus users to connect to many UM systems and applications with the same login and password.

The NetID format is two letters (first initial, last initial) and six numbers (e.g. "ab123456"). An “e” on the end indicates that it is an employee (e.g. "ab123456e") NetID. The initial password is the last six digits of the University ID (the 790 number).

Access to the following primary systems is available by using the NetID and password:

  • UMConnect (students only)
  • CyberBear
  • Remote library resources
  • UM Online Moodle
  • Wireless
  • VPN
  • IT computer labs

NetID access is also available for other UM services including but not limited to: MyLabsPlus, Cascade content management system, and IT short courses.

How do I find my NetID?

You can use the NetID Lookup tool using your Last Name and Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy).

Alternatively it may also be obtained on any NetID login page by clicking on "What is my NetID?"

How do I reset my NetID password?

You can use the Password Reset tool to reset your password by answering security questions.

Alternatively you can reset your password on any NetID login page by clicking on "I don't know my password!"

University ID (790#)

Your UM ID, sometimes referred to as a Student ID or your 790#, is used primarily for identification purposes and was created as a replacement for using your Social Security number.

Why do I need it?

You need to know your UM ID for your first time NetID login.

Where do I find it?

Your UM ID is found on your Griz Card and is usually provided in your acceptance letter.


UMConnect is the official email for all University of Montana students and is externally hosted by Microsoft. 

Microsoft provides Microsoft Office 365, which includes:

  • 50 GB mailbox.
  • 1 Terabyte OneDrive cloud-based storage.
  • Office Web Apps
  • SharePoint
  • Lync

Students activate and access their UMConnect accounts online using their NetID and password. 

Alternatively you can visit the My UM for Students webpagesign in, and click the UMConnect button on the dashboard. 

How do I add my student email to my phone's email client?

Mobile email instructions for different device's operating systems.


UM students and employees can connect to a secure wireless network using eduroam, which not only connects you to UM's secure wireless network, it allows you to connect to wireless networks at many other institutions across the US and abroad using your UM login credentials. UM students and employees should use the secure eduroam wireless network for all network activity.

UM provides a courtesy guest wireless network for campus visitors called grizzlyguest. The network uses open, unencrypted transmissions, so it should not be used to send or receive sensitive information. Any wireless user can access the guest wireless network.

For information on connecting devices that don't support any authentication process,such as streaming devices, lab equipment, or gaming consoles, please read our Wireless Self-Registration article.

If you you require more information about how to connect or require assistance please visit the Wireless Internet Access service page.

How do I use or access UM eduroam secure wireless?

TagsUsername: (i.e.

Password: NetID password.

How do I connect to grizzlyguest?

  1. View available wireless networks and select "grizzlyguest".
  2. Open a web browser. You should be redirected to a Guest User login page.
  3. Read the terms of use, then enter your email address and click on the "I accept" button.

Microsoft Office for Students

The University of Montana is now providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free to UM students through the Microsoft Campus Agreement. Each student may install the full suite of software on up to five computers – PC or Mac – and five mobile devices – Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. This benefit is available to all currently enrolled UM students.

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is easy to download and install. Access is tied to your UMConnect email address (

For information on how to install please visit the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students article.

Griz Card

The Griz Card is the official University of Montana identification card for students, faculty, staff, affiliates, alumni, and retirees. It provides easy access to University of Montana resources and packs a wealth of innovative technologies into one powerful and convenient card.


  • UMoney

  • Athletic Events

  • Student Athletic Fees

  • Campus Recreation

  • Photo ID and Verification

  • Building Access

  • Printing

Learn more about the Griz Card, how to get one, and what it does at the Griz Card Center website.


Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) a part of UMOnline and is a common online component of many courses offered at the University of Montana.

You will use your netID and password to log in on the UMOnline website by selecting Moodle NetID Login.

Moodle 101 for Students

Moodle 101 for Students is a self-paced tutorial that will familiarize you with the general course layout and key features of your online courses. It takes approximately 30 minutes to work through the tutorial. You should consider enrolling yourself if you are new to Moodle.


CyberBear is a web-based application allowing individuals access to view and manipulate their data in the Banner ERP system. Functions include class registration, transcript printing, grade entry, address changes, financial aid processing, bill payment, viewing employment records and many other tasks.

Access to CyberBear is created automatically for most functions. Admitted students, faculty, staff, and Administrators all have customized access based on the existence of records in the appropriate Banner module. 

Access CyberBear on the web with a valid NetID and password.

Mobile App

The app is a suite of mobile services that access to information, integration with UM academic tools, and the ability to conduct University business from your phone, tablet, or the web.


  • Campus Map
  • Moodle App
  • Dining options
  • Transportation
  • Campus Alerts
  • UM Solutions Center
  • And more!

Learn more about the UMontana Mobile App, how to get it, and what it does at the UMontana App website.

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