Getting Started - Faculty & Staff

1. Find your userID (you will need your university employee/student id # or Social Security Number). Employees get userIDs on their first day.

2. Find your ULink password

  • if you are a new employee and have never had an account at the University, your password will be set to the default
  • If you were here before and don't remember your password, please contact your Tier I support staff


3. Change your ULink password and set up your Challenge Questions - (Help)

4. Log into ULink, the University of Louisville portal.

  • Select the “Faculty/Staff Services” tab and verify your information:
    • Directory Name
    • Home and Mailing Addresses
    • Update your office phone for the Outlook Address Book
  • Your paystubs will be available on-line within ULink


5. Review Information Security Policies and Standards

6.  Your computer has probably already been set up by your Tier I Support staff.  We recommend that you verify that these things are set up on your computer.

    • 6. Set up anti-virus software to run and automatically update on your personal computer(s)
    • 7. Set up automatic operating system updates on your personal computer(s)
    • 8. Set up a firewall, either Windows XP or your own

7. Log into your e-mail account

    • All active employes have Exchange email accounts. There are two methods to access your email:

10. Set up your Nickname based on your name and Preferred e-mail address (PEA) in ULink.

11. Set up your anti-SPAM processes (Help)

12. Check out your University wireless account for your mobile PC

13. Request other accounts:

14. Set up your Outlook account, including

    • Address Book
    • Archives
    • Calendar