Thursday, February 25, 2010

Admitted Student Access to MyUNC

Understandably, there has been some confusion among admitted students on how to access MyUNC. We can understand your confusion and we hope that this post will help explain the transition from your Guest ID to your ONYEN.

When you applied to Carolina and first created your MyUNC account, you did so with your email address, what became your Guest ID.

Now that you are admitted, you need to create your ONYEN (or Only Name You'll Ever Need), which is not only your user name for your UNC computer account but also serves as your unique identifier for access to important UNC services such as financial aid and housing.

To create your ONYEN, please visit, and click on “Create An Onyen.” You will then be prompted to enter your last name and your Personal Identification Number (or PID). After entering this information, you will be immediately presented with an ONYEN, and you will be given the opportunity to modify it (if you choose) and to create a confidential password.

Please note that your UNC Guest ID (the username you used when applying for admission) will expire after your ONYEN is created. Once you create your ONYEN you will only be able to access MyUNC with your ONYEN.

Using your ONYEN and password, you may now log into and manage your UNC email account (create an easy-to-remember alias or change your password, for example). You may access your email by clicking on “Webmail” at this same site or by visiting Check your UNC email account regularly because from this point forward, the University will communicate with you through this new account.

If you experience any technical difficulties creating or using your ONYEN, the UNC Help Desk will happily assist you. You may contact them at (919) 962-HELP (4357) or through email at

And as always, if we can help in any way, please feel free to contact us.