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Doctoral Students Doctoral Student

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 doctoral students and to guide you in making the most of this opportunity.

We will continue to add resources to this page that support your learning as doctoral students and enhance your experience at St. Cloud State.


Campus Resources

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Virtual Campus Tour

Experience campus life through an online campus tour.


Find information about Maple Grove businesses, dining, and services to assist you in locating housing, hotels, transportation, shopping, heathcare, banking, and other common services.


The SCSU Rideshare Board assists students and employees of St. Cloud State in ride-sharing/car-pooling.


Provides students with awareness of information and programs available to adult learners.


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.

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.


If you are looking for help drawing on the power of statistics to support your research, turn to the staff of the Statistical Consulting & Research Support office located in the Miller Center.

This office provides opportunities for international students to study at St Cloud State, 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

HUSKY Bookstore

Books can be purchased online and shipped to your home.

student disability services

Support services for students with a physical, cognitive or mental/emotional disability.

Financial Information

SCSU can provide you with a general overview of Financial Aid programs and give you guidance in the application process. Review Money Management tips and resources and stop in the Financial Aid Office to talk with a staff member about how to pay for school and keep your debt load down.

Nearly 45 percent of Spring graduates had no student loan debt. Top 10 ways to graduate with little (or no) student loan debt?

Register for classes Online

Login through e-Services to register, add, drop, or withdraw from a class, look up your student ID number, check your grades, change your address, pay tuition, and check your financial aid awards.

Directions for registration can be found through the Online Registration Guide at

  • Drop for Non-Payment
    Students shall have their registration cancelled for nonpayment when payment is not made in full by the established date.
  • Registration Calendar
  • Course Schedule
  • Registration Help
    The Office of Records and Registration will answer registration procedure questions on the Helpline at 320.308.2111. The Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) may also provide you with assistance with some common registration issues such as (12) course requires special permission, (3) this is not a valid course date, time conflict errors, and (13) requested course is full. You may contact CDS at 320.308.4220.

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.

huskynet e-mail account

Use your StarID (username) to log into our technology features, including your SCSU e-mail account, online courses, the campus wired and wireless networks, and personal File and Web storage space.


Find out about campus parking regulations and enforcement, find nearby parking and purchase parking permits.

campus map

Find your way around campus, print a downloadable map, get driving directions, or view a virtual tour.

We are an academic center that supports those who are learning, researching, or teaching about the experiences of people of color in the United States. We offer academic programming and resources, and provide outreach to campus and community groups.


When it comes to food, there are many options to choose from.

Student organizations

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.

bus schedules

Check out the bus schedules to get you where you want to go.

Student employment services

Search on and off-campus employment opportunities and view career resources.

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.

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).

Student Handbook

Become acquainted with the University community, policies and procedures, and many services and programs at St. Cloud State University.

Student technology Resources


  • Technology Handbook
    Find information on everything you need to know to use University technology resources.
  • Help Desk
    The HelpDesk is the technology support center students and employees. 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.
  • D2L Brightspace
    D2L Brightspace is an online course management system that allows access to course information via the internet. You may have to use D2L Brightspace to upload assignments, take quizzes, view your course schedule, or participate in online discussions.
  • Virtual Lab
    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.
  • Virtual File Space
    Students receive personal File Space when they activate their StarID (username). File Space allows you to store files on SCSU’s network and use your StarID to login and access them from both on and off campus. Visit for more information or to log on to your account.
  • HuskyNetID Wireless Network
    St. Cloud State University is virtually 100 percent wireless. All you need is a valid StarID and a wireless-enabled laptop or handheld device, and you can access the Internet and SCSU’s network from almost anywhere on campus.
  • Security & Protection
    SCSU provides free downloads and advice to protect against viruses and vulnerabilities.
  • Computer Labs
    General Access computer labs are open to all SCSU students. Student consultants are available to answer your questions in these computer labs.

Library Resources

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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, call(320) 308-2084.

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.


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