Jacobs School Account

Along with the University at Buffalo IT name, or UBITName, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has a username and passphrase.

This SMBS account will give you access to the Medical School's:

  • computer labs
  • network shares (cloud)
  • academic programs
  • remote desktop
  • calendaring system
  • course materials

Jacobs School Username

Your username will be the same as your UBITName or your E-mail username. That's the portion of your email address before the "@" symbol.

Jacobs School Password

Your default password is set by the Office of Medical Computing so you will need to contact the OMC in person or by phone. You will be required to show your ID or answer questions as proof.

Jacobs School
Suite 6110 955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone.: (716) 829.2106

Account Activation

To activate and setup your Jacobs School account, you will need to have received the email with you username and default passphrase. Then follow the link below to activate your account by changing the default passphrase to a phrase easy to remember.

Activate Jacobs School Account

Passphrase Policy

The passphrase policy is as follows:

  • must NOT contain any part of user’s name
  • must be at LEAST 15 characters in length
  • must INCLUDE characters from 3 of the following 4 categories:
    • English UPPERCASE: A through Z
    • English lowercase: a through z
    • Digits: 0 through 9
    • Symbols: ~!@#$%^&*()_=+<>,.{}[]|\?/

Great examples of passwords (Start with a capital and end with a period):

  • My Dog is named Spot.
  • I work at Subway.
  • I am only human.
  • Take me to church!

Passphrase Reset

Reset Jacobs School Account Passphrase

Contact Info

Office of Medical Computing
Suite 6110
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2106
Fax: (716) 829-2462
Email: omc-req@buffalo.edu



Lab Schedule

Main Lab:
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 10:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 9:30pm

Side Lab:
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 10:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 9:30pm

Satelite Lab:
24/7 when no class in session with SUNY card access.