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Celebrating 60 years of School of Graduate Studies

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.


Fall 2015 Online and Distance Learners Orientation-- Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Tuesday, August 11th
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Virtually at 

Fall 2015 International Graduate Student Orientation

F1 Visa Session for International Students

Date: Wednesday August 19th
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Miller Center 122

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

Fall 2015 All New Graduate Student Orientation & Reception (Tentative Schedule)

Date: Wednesday August 19th
Time: 3:45pm-6:00pm
Location: Miller Center 122

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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

Date: Tuesday August 25th
Time: 8:30am- 2:00pm

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

Orientation Information for New Graduate Assistants

Online Orientation Materials for All Graduate Students

Web Orientation


New Graduate Student Orientation Presentations

Planning a Course of Study

Being a Graduate Student (ppt)

Missed Orientation? Listen to orientation talks below

On-line and Distance Graduate Student Orientation


A Special Thank You to our Fall 2015 Orientation Sponsors!

D.B. Searles
Noodles & Co.




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