As graduate students you have taken on a challenging academic program to enhance your academic learning and your professional skills. We recognize that you are balancing busy lives that include work and family in addition to your education. Our goal is to help you be successful as students and to guide you in making the most of this opportunity.
We will continue to add resources to these pages that support your learning as students and enhance your experience at St. Cloud State University.
School of Graduate Studies
This office facilitates student growth opportunities and is the primary contact point for all SCSU graduate students and faculty. The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for academic matters such as degree progress and approving degree program and thesis proposal forms, as well as scheduling of examinations, accepting completed theses and dissertations, awarding of degrees, planning commencement ceremonies, and maintaining permanent student records and more. We encourage students to familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures within this site that will guide students smoothly through the graduate experience. Students with academic concerns or needs that are not answered online are welcome to contact the School of Graduate Studies at 121 Administration Services Building, (320) 308-2113.
Twin Cities Graduate Studies Resources
This guide provides you with information about Maple Grove businesses, dining, and services to assist you in locating housing, hotels, transportation, shopping, heathcare, banking, and other common services.
Center for International Studies
This office provides opportunities for international students to study at St Cloud State University, creates international opportunities for U.S. Students and Faculty for study, research, and teaching abroad, and assists in creating international institutional partnerships which are designed to enhance the global dimensions of both universities.
The Write Place
Many new graduate students have some anxiety about writing or feel unsure about writing papers again. The Write Place offers tutors for individual assistance and topical workshops. It is also a great resource for you as you complete your proposals and dissertations. They also make online appointments for those of you who are at a distance.
Books can be purchased online and shipped to your home.
Student Disability Services
Support services for students with physical, cognitive or mental/emotional disabilities.
Find out about campus parking regulations and enforcement, find nearby parking and purchase parking permits.
Find your way around campus, print a downloadable map, get driving directions, or view a virtual tour.
When it comes to food, there are many options to choose from.
Get involved and make new friends, develop new skills and abilities, learn to set and achieve goals, share your time and talents, and have fun while gaining valuable experiences that will enhance your career.
Many students elect to look for housing opportunities in the community. The housing market in St. Cloud is affordable.
Check out the bus schedules to get you where you want to go.
Star Alert is an emergency messaging system. These alerts are sent to you through text mail and e-mail during emergencies that threaten life safety or severely impact normal campus operations. They are also sent for weather related warnings involving flash floods, severe thunderstorms, severe winter storms and tornadoes.
This emergency notification system lets you know if campus is closed or if classes are delayed or cancelled. It is being implemented at every Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institution so if you attend more than one campus, you may choose to receive Star Alert messages from each of them.
To register for this valuable service you must have a phone that is capable of receiving text or e-mail messages. Please note that standard text messaging fees from your cellular carrier may apply. Online registration can be completed by visiting www.stcloudstate.edu/emergency/. Simply provide your cell phone number and/or a personal email address and you’re all set. When you receive a confirming message, your registration is complete. When you want to cancel this service, simply follow the same process and remove your data.
St. Cloud State University makes every effort to announce any closings/delays/cancellations before 6:00 a.m. for day classes and events, and before 3:00 p.m. for evening classes and events. Campus-wide e-mail, voicemail, and the SCSU website will be implemented for such announcements, as well as several radio stations. Closings/delays/cancellations messages are also available by calling 1-800-369-4260 (press 8). The official Severe Weather/Winter Closing policy can be found at www.stcloudstate.edu/emergency/severe_weather.asp.
When the college does not decide to close, instructors may decide course cancellations and compensation for lost time. Students will be notified early via e-mail or D2L. Students may also use their own discretion to attend courses during bad weather, but should notify and work with their instructor to compensate for lost time.
Online graduate student community sponsored by ProQuest that offers an online forum to get advice from peers and experts in graduate education on a variety of topics related to graduate study.
Course registration is completed online via the e-Services system. To log onto e-Services, you need your SCSU HuskyNetID and password. Directions for registration can be found through the Online Registration Guide at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar/students/registration/onlineguide.asp
Drop for Non-Payment
Students shall have their registration cancelled for nonpayment when payment is not made in full by the established date as defined at www.stcloudstate.edu/billing/policies/nonpayment.asp
A registration calendar is published online for the upcoming semester at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar/default.asp
The course schedule can be viewed online at www5.stcloudstate.edu/registrar/courseschedule/Search.aspx
The Office of Records and Registration will answer registration procedure questions on the “Helpline” at 320-308-3936 or through e-mail at email@example.com
Paying Your Tuition Bill
The Business Office is responsible for the collection of tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and student loans. You may pay your tuition in person in the Business Office, located in 122 Administrative Services Building. You may also pay your tuition online at https://webproc.mnscu.edu/eservices/login.html?campusid=073.
Learning Resource and Technology Services is located in the Miller Center and contains the second largest academic library in Minnesota. You can peruse collections of information resources, as well as create, manipulate, transmit, and output digital media.
Library & Technology Workshops
Several library and technology workshops are available during each semester. For more information about these workshops, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (320) 308-2084.
Center for Doctoral Studies Library Resources
The Center for Doctoral Studies has a small collection of resources available for doctoral students to check out. Please stop by EB B121 to check them out.
This is your key to SCSU’s technology including your SCSU e-mail, calendar, campus wired and wireless networks, file/web space, Desire2Learn, library databases, printer access, free antivirus software, and more. Students can access e-mail once they activate their HuskyNetID at https://www5.stcloudstate.edu/its/activateaccount/default.asp.
Note: You must be registered for courses before you can activate your HuskyNetID. If you have problems activating your HuskyNetID, contact the Helpdesk at 320.308.2077, email@example.com, Miller Center B43, or Atwood.
Student ID Card
Use your official ID to access the Learning Resources Center, recreational facilities and Husky hockey games. Or use it as your ATM card with Campus Card checking to pay for everything you need, on campus and off.
D2L is an online course management system that allows access to course information via the internet. You may have to use D2L to upload assignments, take quizzes, view your course schedule, or participate in online discussions. Visit http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/instructional/d2l/default.asp for more information or to log on to your account.
Virtual File Space
Students receive personal File Space when they activate their HuskyNetID (username). File Space allows you to store files on SCSU’s network and use your HuskyNetID to login and access them from both on and off campus. Visit http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/myHuskyNet/filewebspace/default.asp for more information or to log on to your account.
The Virtual Lab lets you use campus software on your own computer. If you began a project on-campus, but need to continue at home this program allows the software programs to appear to run on your desktop. All keyboard strokes, mouse clicks and screen movements are transmitted between your computer and the Virtual Lab system. For information on how to use the virtual lab, visit Setup Guide. To go directly to the Virtual Lab, see http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/computers/virtuallab/
HuskyNet Wireless Network
St. Cloud State University is virtually 100 percent wireless. All you need is a valid HuskyNetID and a wireless-enabled laptop or handheld device, and you can access the Internet and SCSU’s network from almost anywhere on campus. Visit http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/connected/wireless/ for information regarding usage requirements, configuration, and a coverage map.
The Helpdesk is the technology support center for St. Cloud State University students, faculty and staff. There you will find consultants able to assist you with your technology needs, whether you’re in a campus lab, office, or using your own computer on or off campus. For contact information and a complete list of services, see http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/helpdesk/default.asp.
Security & Protection
SCSU provides protection against viruses and vulnerabilities through free programs and advice on keeping your computer safe. Visit http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/protectu/default.asp for downloads and advice.
General Access computer labs are open to all SCSU students. Student consultants are available to answer your questions in these computer labs. For more information, visit http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/computers/labsGeneral.asp.
Doctoral Student Resources (return to top of page)
Please visit the DOCTORAL STUDENT RESOURCES site for doctoral specific resources that enhance your experience at St. Cloud State University.
Graduation (return to top of page)
The application for graduation for Graduation is available as a PDF or in paper in the School of Graduate Studies. The application must be completed during the first four weeks of the semester and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies with the $25.00 application fee for master-level students and $35 for doctoral students. Failure to submit the application by the deadline will result in a delay in reviewing and processing your graduation.