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How to Get a Bama Account

The University of Alabama computer network, equipment, and resources are owned by the University and are provided primarily to support the academic and administrative functions of the University. The use of these computer resources is governed by federal and state law and University policies. The use of bama accounts is subject to these terms of use.

Departments, Classes, and Organizations

Faculty and staff can request accounts for their departments or for classes that they teach. Come to the IT Service Desk and ask for a departmental account request form. An account for a department will require the signature of the department head; an account for a class will require the signature of the instructor listed for that class. The person who signs the account request form is responsible for all activity on that account and is the only person who can request or receive password changes for that account.

Student organization accounts are handled through the Office of the Dean of Students. The organization’s faculty advisor should request the account, manage account access through requests for new passwords, and supervise all activity on that account.

Faculty and staff may also request accounts for organizations. These accounts must be sponsored by a faculty and staff member and can only be used by University of Alabama faculty, staff, and students. Accounts in this category must be renewed every fall.

Bama Account Request Forms

Account Request Form for Class Accounts
Account Request Form for Departmental Accounts
Account Request Form for Faculty/Staff Organizations
Listserv Mailing List Online Request Form

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