Getting Started - New Staff at R.H. Smith



Before You Arrive
When You Arrive
Before You Leave

Welcome to the Smith School!  Before you begin your work with us, the Office of Smith IT will work with your supervisor and Human Resources to have equipment and accounts set up for you.  This page has links to information about accounts and equipment at Smith.

Set up Campus UMID username and password.  This is the login you will use to access the Smith School Network (including K and O drives and Lab and Classroom computers) most campus resources including Timesheets, our Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, , and other important campus systems.  This account will not be active until HR/Payroll activates your appointment, so please contact them if you are having problems. Mary Crowe-Kokonis is the contact for staff - mcroweko@rhsmith.umd.edu. 

Get your Smith account from your new supervisor. Your Smith account will be set up for you as soon as Payroll provides vital information to the Office of Smith IT. Once we have received that information it takes up to two business days for your new Smoogle email account to be created. The Office of Smith IT will contact your supervisor to let them know when this has been done. If you have started work and you do not have your email account, please check with your supervisor and then contact Payroll via payroll@rhsmith.umd.edu to verify your status has been reported. Smith IT cannot create your accounts until we have received the appropriate information.  See this for help setting up your RHSmith email account after you receive it from your supervisor.

Check the equipment set up in your office.  If there are any questions or concerns about it, please contact Smith IT by coming to suite 3520 in Van Munching Hall during business hours, calling the HelpDesk at 301-405-2269, or emailing helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu anytime. 

When you leave the Smith School, your email account is active until the last day of employment so make sure to remove any important personal information as you will not have access to it after this date. Copy or move your messages to another email client BEFORE your accounts are removed.

When you leave, you will also need to schedule and exit interview with the HR office.  You will need to turn in the following items:

  • Office keys
  • ID Card
  • Parking Permit
  • Equipment purchased with any University Funds (Cell Phone, Laptop/etc.) - yes, this means equipment purchased with grants and overhead funds too.  Talk to your Business Office representative for clarification about State regulations about ownership of computer related equipment. 

You will also need to take care of any leave payback, loans, and leave settlements at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the exit interview, please contact Bobvita Salters at x59571 or bsalters@rhsmith.umd.edu.

For questions regarding the disabling of your email account, please contact the Office of Smith IT at x52269 or at helpme@rhsmith.umd.edu.