CAEN Account Eligibility

  • To obtain a CAEN Account, an individual’s role at the College of Engineering (CoE) must fall into one of the groups listed below.
  • Based on someone’s role, access to certain services may or may not be available, including software (see our online Software Listing for specific license restrictions).
  • Unless otherwise noted, all individuals must be active and in good standing with 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 Policy 601.03-3.
 

 

Full CAEN Account Eligibility Chart

College of Engineering Affiliation: Student Enrolled in a U-M Course [1] Non-CoE Student Enrolled in a CoE Course [2] Regular Employee or Course Instructor [3] Visiting Scholar (Unpaid) [4]
Computer Lab Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linux Login Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Remote Desktop Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online File Storage / Windows Home Directory 50 GB 50 GB 50 GB No

 

Limited CAEN Account Eligibility Chart

College of Engineering Affiliation: Student Enrolled in a Co-op or Study Abroad Program [5] Temporary Employee [6] Non-CoE Student Member of an Engineering Student Team [7] Outreach Program Attendee [8]
Computer Lab Access No No Limited (see below) Limited (see below)
Linux Login Service Access Yes Yes Yes Yes

 


 

Eligibility Details

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

1. Students Enrolled in a U-M Course:

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

2. Non-Engineering Students Enrolled in an Engineering Course:

  • 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.

3. Regular Employees or Course Instructors:

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

4. Visiting Scholars (Unpaid):

  • Visitors with no appointment in the College of Engineering, but whose access has been approved by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) and whose MCommunity Sponsorship is current and active in a College of Engineering department.
  • Note: Due to licensing restrictions, visiting scholars may not have access to log into the CAEN computers located in the Duderstadt Center.

 


 

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

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

6. Temporary Employees:

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

7. Non-Engineering Student Members of an Engineering Student Team:

  • Non-Engineering students who are members of a Michigan Engineering Student Project Team, and are enrolled in a U-M course during the current term. Eligibility is validated on a term-by-term basis, as confirmed by the faculty advisor for the team. More info…

8. Outreach Program Attendees:

  • Coordinators of College of Engineering outreach programs may request limited CAEN computer lab access for their program attendees. Access is only granted to the lab(s) during the dates they have been reserved for the program. More info…