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New Students

Congratulations on being accepted to the School of Graduate Studies at SCSU!

Now that you have been accepted you may be asking what is next. This site will provide you with the information necessary to reach your goals.

Have you activated your StarID?

Once activated, you can use your StarID and password for your student email, D2L Brightspace, HuskyNet, and everywhere that StarID is accepted in the MnSCU system.

Make sure you have your SCSU Student ID number handy before you begin the activation process. The Student ID is located on your acceptance letter.

Activate your STAR ID now.

Online Orientation Materials for All Graduate Students

Web Orientation


New Graduate Student Orientation Presentations

Planning a Course of Study

Being a Graduate Student (ppt)

All New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 16th

Online and Distance Learners

Fall 2016 Online Orientation for All New Graduate Students-- Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Wednesday, August 17
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Virtually at

TCGC International Graduate Student Orientation -- Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Thursday, August 23th
Time: 8:30am-2:00pm
2:00pm-3:00 pm English language written test for those required to test.

Required for new international graduate students in programs located at the Twin Cities Graduate Center.

New International Graduate Students

The following events are REQUIRED for all new international graduate students.

Fall 2016 International Graduate Student Orientation-- Schedule (.pdf)

F-I Visa Session
Date: Wednesday, August 17
Time: 2:00pm
Location: TBA

Date: Thursday, August 18th
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Centennial Hall 455

Open House/Scavenger Hunt
Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: School of Graduate Studies, Administrative Building 121

This is required for all new international graduate students currently on or transitioning to an F-1 visa.


Orientation Information for New Graduate Assistants


A Special Thank You to our 2015-2016 Orientation Sponsors!

D.B. Searles
Noodles & Co.
Multicultural Student Services

Quarks American Bento
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Office of Undergraduate Admissions



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