Student Accounts

Acceptable Use Policy

All accounts are subject to UHCL's Acceptable Use Policy. Students should familiarize themselves with this policy before using any account.

Email Accounts

Student Email accounts are automatically generated once you are accepted at UHCL. Accounts are automatically renewed for Fall and Spring semester through re-enrollment at UHCL. Use the ID Lookup Tool to find your username. Your username begins with your last name, the first initial of your first name and a random 4-digit number. Your email address will be your

Account Expiration

Student accounts will expire approximately 15 months after a student stops attending UHCL 
for a long term (fall or spring).  For an international student, the account is set to expire 30 months after the student's first non-attendance in a long term.  Student accounts will be permanently deleted approximately 90 days after the account expires. If a student returns to UHCL before the account is deleted, the account  will be automatically re-activated.  

IMPORTANT:  Students will lose access to Office 365 after the account has been deleted.  Any documents stored in the cloud should be retrieved prior to the account's expiration.  

Password Rules

  • Must be at least 12 characters long
  • Must not contain any part of your first or last name
  • Must contain 3 of these 4 criteria:
    • Upper-case Letters
    • Lower-case Letters
    • Numbers
    • Symbols

Student account passwords  expire every 180 days.  If you somehow get locked out of your account, please allow 30 minutes for your account to be systematically unlocked or you can contact the Support Center during our open hours to unlock your account.

Student Worker Logins

Students employed by UHCL will have an account auto-generated. Accounts will be expired based on the termination date determined by the hiring department. Find your username, create a password, and set up your challenge questions. Access to file shares and Blackboard will always be granted to the staff account, not the student account.

Student Organization Email Accounts

Officers of student organizations can request a computer login and email account for the organization by completing the Account Application form on behalf of the organization. Approval from Student Life is required.

Accounts expire at the end of the semester or whenever a new officer is elected for the organization. Account Passwords CANNOT be shared. Doing so violates UHCL's Acceptable Use Policy. Accounts are renewable each term.

Blackboard Accounts

Blackboard accounts are automatically created once a student is admitted to UHCL and registered in an online course.

Oracle Accounts

Oracle accounts are requested by the instructor for your entire class prior to the beginning of each semester. To access Oracle login to any Lab computer, Open Oracle, click on SQL Plus, then at the command prompt type in "/@stu" The SQL> prompt will then appear.

Unix Accounts

Unix accounts are automatically created for all students registered for Computer Science and Software Engineering courses. Unix account support is provided by the College of Science and Engineering.

  • UCT Support Center

    Phone: 281-283-2828

    Bayou 2300
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100


    Mini Support Center Hours

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Bayou Center Rm. 1312


    Virtual Office Hours

    7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    The Support Center is closed on Sundays