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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)

Online and Distance Learners

Spring 2016 Online and Distance Learners Orientation-- Schedule (.pdf)

Date: Wednesday, January 6th
Time: TBA
Location: Virtually at

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

Date: Friday, January 8th
Time: TBA
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 (PDF Schedule)

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

Spring 2016 International Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Thursday, January 7th
Location: TBA

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


ALL New Graduate Students (PDF Schedule)

Fall 2016 All New Graduate Student Orientation & Reception (Schedule)

Coming Soon!

Light refreshments will be served.


Orientation Information for New Graduate Assistants


A Special Thank You to our Fall 2015 Orientation Sponsors!

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

Quarks American Bento
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Office of Undergraduate Admissions



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