Sponsored User

Sponsored accounts are available to people who have a significant affiliation with the University and need access to the University’s computing services.

There are two classifications, Academic Visitors and Non-Academic Visitors.

Academic Visitors

This refers to users who will require access to library and computing resources, such as:

  • Professionals supervising students in work placements.
  • Visiting academics.
  • Visiting students.

To sponsor an Academic Visitor, please see the FASR process for Nil-Salaried Academic Appointments.

Non-academic Visitors

This refers to the “traditional” sponsored account, for those requiring basic access to central login resources (e.g., WiFi). Examples include:

  • Contractors
  • Guests
  • Volunteers

Sponsored accounts must be requested by Department Chairs, Deans, Directors, or Managers by completing the online Central Login Account Request Form.

To determine the services that are available to sponsored users, refer to the Service Summary.

The length of time that sponsored accounts stay in effect depends on the type of role. 

Role Term
Professor Emeritus Perpetual, unless removal is requested by the department
Postdoctoral Based on active engagement with HR
Visiting Professor Based on active engagement with HR

Sessional (CUPE)

Account remains for four consecutive semesters after last active appointment
Adjunct Professor Based on active engagement with HR
Visiting Student Based on active engagement with HR
Non-academic Visitor Perpetual, unless removal is requested by the department

When a sponsored account is concluded, its Central Login Account, email address, and all related files are removed from CCS servers.