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MyU Portal Guest Accounts

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On this page you can create a guest account for use with various services at the University of Minnesota, including the MyU Portal. Fill out the form below and select "Create Account" when you have finished. For security reasons, exit from your Web browser at the end of any session in which you enter or change your password or other personal information.


Guest accounts without a functioning email address will be closed. Once an account is created, the University will periodically contact you to verify that your email address is still valid.

Your email address may not end in If you are already affiliated with the University of Minnesota, you may already have an account (contact the Technology Helpline at 612-301-HELP to find out), or your department may sponsor an account for you. If you do not have an email address, here are some links to free web-based email providers.

Email address:
Re-type email address for verification:

This email address will become your University of MN Internet ID, which you will use to log in to University applications.


*First MI *Last

Home Phone: (example 612-555-1212)

*Type of Secret: *Secret Value:

*With which campus do you have the closest affiliation?:


Passwords are vital to computing safety. Here are some tips for choosing a good password.

Passwords must:

  • Not contain all or any three character part of the user's account name.
  • Not contain the user's first name, middle name, or last name.
  • Be from 8-125 characters in length (some client software is limited to 32).
  • Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase letters (a through z)
    • Digits (0 through 9)
    • Nonalphanumeric characters (e.g., !, #, %)
  • Not end in a space, although they may contain spaces (e.g. '3 Brown mice')

Note: resetting your Internet password means that you will also need to update the password stored in any applications that access Google services - such as the email client on your mobile device.

Set initial password to:
Re-type initial password:

SPONSOR (optional)

In order to access the University of Minnesota's MyU Portal at, you must have UMN a staff person vouch for you. Please enter the email address of your 'staff sponsor'. You'll be contacted via email after your sponsor has approved your request.

Enter optional sponsor's UMN email address:

Please do not enter a sponsor's email unless you need to access MyU portal at

The information requested on this screen is used to identify your guest account. It will be used to contact you regarding changes to your guest account itself. Also, any applications you use at the University of Minnesota may send you email for various purposes. Consult each application's privacy policy for specific details.

The University of Minnesota will not reveal this information to third parties except as required by law.

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