CAEN Account Eligibility

  • To obtain a CAEN Account, an individual’s role at the College of Engineering must fall into one of the groups listed below.
  • Based on their role, access to certain CAEN services and software may or may not be available.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all individuals must be active and in good standing with the University and the College, as verified by official University records (e.g. Wolverine Access).
  • These eligibility restrictions are in place ensure the proper use of College of Engineering information technology resources, and that the College is in compliance with software vendor licenses as outlined in the U-M Standard Practice Guide section 601.3-1.
 

 

Full CAEN Account Eligibility Chart

College of Engineering Affiliation Students Enrolled in Courses [1] Ph.D. Candidates [2] Non-Engineering Students Enrolled in Engineering Courses [3] Regular Employees & Instructors [4] Visiting Scholars [5]
Computer Lab Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes *
Linux Login Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Remote Desktop Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online File Storage / Windows Home Directory 50 GB 50 GB 50 GB 50 GB 50 GB
Supplemental Printing Allocation ** $40 for use on ITS printers $40 for use on ITS printers $40 for use on ITS printers No No

 

Limited CAEN Account Eligibility Chart

College of Engineering Affiliation Students Enrolled in a Co-op or Study Abroad Program [6] Temporary Employees [7] Non-Engineering Members of Student Teams [8] Outreach Program Attendees [9]
Computer Lab Access No No Limited (see below) Limited (see below)
Linux Login Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

* Due to licensing restrictions, visiting scholars (or sponsored affiliates) may not have access to log into the CAEN computers located in the Duderstadt Center.

** Eligibility for the supplemental printing allocation is determined each term based on student enrollment records. This means that while other CAEN Account services may be active, students who are not registered for a course during a given term will not receive the additional printing allocation. Refer to the Printing Overview page for more information.

 


 

Eligibility Details

Full CAEN Accounts are available to individuals with the following College of Engineering affiliations:

1. Students Enrolled in Courses:

  • Students with a declared major in the College of Engineering who are enrolled in a U-M course during the current term.
  • Students with a declared major in the Master of Entrepreneurship program who are enrolled in a U-M course during the current term.
  • LSA students with a declared major in Computer Science, Applied PhysicsInformatics, or Data Science who are enrolled in a U-M course during the current term.

2. Ph.D. Candidates:

  • College of Engineering Ph.D. students who are enrolled as candidates or pre-candidates (section 995, entitled “Diss-Cand” in Wolverine Access). Ph.D. students who were enrolled in the previous Fall and Winter terms, and satisfy the continuous enrollment policy, may also continue to have an account, including the supplemental printing allocation, through the following Spring/Summer term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis.

3. Non-Engineering Students Enrolled in Engineering Courses:

  • Non-Engineering students who are enrolled in a College of Engineering course during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis.
  • Non-Engineering students who are enrolled in a U-M course that is cross-listed with a College of Engineering course during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis.

4. Regular Employees & Instructors:

  • Regular (non-temporary) faculty and staff, including professors emeriti, whose appointment has a status of “Active” in the College of Engineering.
  • Regular (non-temporary) U-M faculty and staff who are listed as the primary instructor for a course in the College of Engineering during the current term.

5. Visiting Scholars:

  • Visiting Scholars whose authorization letter is on record with Academic Human Resources, and whose sponsorship is current and active in the College of Engineering.
  • Visiting Graduate Students whose authorization letter is on record with Academic Human Resources, and whose sponsorship is current and active in the College of Engineering.

 


 

Limited CAEN Accounts may not include many of the services available with Full accounts, including access to CAEN computer labs. Individuals with the following College of Engineering affiliations may, however, access any CAEN computer located in the Duderstadt Center:

6. Students Enrolled in a Co-op or Study Abroad Program:

  • College of Engineering students who are enrolled in Cooperative Education Engineering (Co-op) through the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis.
  • College of Engineering students who are enrolled in a U-M study abroad program through International Programs in Engineering (IPE) during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis.

7. Temporary Employees:

  • Temporary employees of the College of Engineering, including GSRA, whose appointment is current and has a status of “Active.”

8. Non-Engineering Members of Student Teams:

  • Non-Engineering students who are members of an Engineering Student Team, and are enrolled in a U-M course during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis. More details…

9. Outreach Program Attendees:

  • Coordinators of College of Engineering Outreach Programs may request limited CAEN computer lab access for their program attendees. Access will only be granted to the lab(s) during the times they have been reserved for the program. More details…