Atwood Memorial Center
Your St. Cloud Sate Campus Card serves as an official ID, and can hold up to four important accounts:
Parking permits are required in all St. Cloud State University parking lots. As soon as you have registered for classes you may apply online for your parking permit. Permit requests are processed entirely online. You will need your HuskyNet ID and password to access your account. Logon to the website above to purchase your permit. (Click on Online Services which will take you to the permit icon.) You will need to provide the make and model of your car along with the following credit/debit cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
HuskyNet, short for Husky Network, is your access to technology services at St. Cloud State. Through the use of your HuskyNet ID (username), you will have access to an e-mail account, network file space and web space, and the ability to perform coursework activities and access technology-related resources. Visit the website above to activate your HuskyNet ID (after you have registered for classes). Click on “Activate My HuskyNetID” (You’ll need the St. Cloud State ID# locate on you Campus Card and your Password).
The official St. Cloud State University Husky Bookstore is located in Centennial Hall. Representatives from the bookstore are available to answer questions about purchasing or renting textbooks. Hours of operation for the bookstore vary throughout the year. Call 320.308.1489 for more information. A portion of sales made at the Husky Bookstore, including rental, goes toward scholarships for St. Cloud State students.
Financial Aid Office
Administrative Services 106
When, Why and How to Apply?
Centennial Hall 210
The Advising Center provides students assistance as they consider options for classes and work through their academic programs. The Advising Center offers students individualized help with:
All first year students are assigned a professional advisor form the Advising Center, Honors, Pre-Business Advising, or Pre-Nursing Advising. Students will have the opportunity to work with an advisor during their first or second semester to develop an academic road map. Once an academic road map has been completed, students with intended majors will be assigned an advisor or professor form their respective academic departments. Students still deciding their intended major will continue to be assigned an advisor from the Advising Center. That advisor assists with course selection and helps students explore various majors until the student feels ready to choose one.
The Office of Records and Registration is your source for information about:
Transfer credits include courses taken at another institution, the International Baccalaureate program (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and military credits. In order for the university to consider accepting these credits, you must have an official transcript sent from the institution where you received the credits to the Office of Records and Registration at SCSU. The receiving college or university decides what credits transfer and whether those credits meet degree requirements in liberal education, major or minor courses, or university electives.
Students may visit the Academic Leaning Center to receive assistance or advice concerning studying, learning, and reading. The ALC also offers, free of charge, peer tutoring in a variety of academic subjects
Location: Centennial Hall 236
The Advising Center provides students assistance as they consider options for classes and work through their academic programs. The Advising Center offers students individualized help with:
The faculty and tutors of the Math Skills Center are dedicated to providing students with opportunities for success in studying mathematics. The center’s goal is to help students prepare for studying college level mathematics by mastering basic skills, developing effective study habits, and achieving the confidence level needed for success. Peer tutoring is available for the courses offered by Math Skills Center. These courses included Basic Mathematics Concepts (Math 070) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 072).
The Miller Center Library offers a wide variety of services for student research needs, from study rooms to assistive technology. Librarians are available to help students pick a topic, find articles, create a bibliography, and more.
The Multicultural Academic Support Center provides direct academic services to students and helps them build the skills needed to successfully complete college. It also serves as a focal point in interaction between students, faculty, and the campus community. Services available at the Center are academic advising, assistance with class scheduling, monitoring of academic progress, a computer lab, and a quiet study area.
The multicultural Tutoring Program provides students with tutorial services for most general education classes on a daily basis or by request at the Richard R. Green House.
The Office of Records and Registration is the source for information about student records/official transcripts, enrollment and degree verifications, diplomas and graduation, course schedules and course registration, transfer credit evaluation, veteran’s educational benefits, athletic eligibility, teacher licensure application processing, and the degree audit report.
Student Disability Services provides support services for students with a physical, cognitive or mental/emotional disability. As part of St. Cloud State’s response to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the department facilitates and coordinates services leading to the academic success of students with disabilities.
The Write Place offers online and face to face assistance to individuals and groups at every stage of the writing process from brainstorming ideas, to revising drafts, to polishing the final draft. The staff members assist students with papers from every field and level and also with job application materials. Students may make 30, 60 or 90 minute appointments at the main location or library location.
Business Services staff members can assist students with questions about tuition and fee accounts and bill payment.
The Financial Aid Office administers federal and state grants, student employment, and loans. Staff members are available to answer questions on an appointment or a walk-in basis.
Professional counselors offer a wide range of services to currently enrolled students, including individual and group experiences which facilitate the resolution of personal, social, educational, and career related concerns. Services are confidential and provided on a no-cost basis. Counseling and Psychological Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
Student Health Services is an accredited medical clinic staffed by licensed medical doctors, a nurse practitioner, and a physician assistant. The clinic provides a full range of medical care for currently enrolled students. After-hour care and weekend care is available at community urgent care centers and the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Unit. The on-campus pharmacy, located in Student Health Services, provides prescription services and stocks many over-the-counter products. The pharmacy has established contracts with over 40 insurance carriers and is able to bill them directly for covered products. Health Promotions provides health education for individuals or groups of students. Specific issues addressed include stress, contraception, sexually transmitted infection prevention, and nutrition. Every student is encouraged by Student Health Services and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) Board to have health/medical insurance coverage. If not covered by an individual or parental policy, the student may purchase a health plan contracted by MnSCU. Informational brochures are available at Health Services or on-line at www.uhcsr.com/stcloudstate. Students may use Health Services even if they do not have medical insurance; however, they are then individually responsible for any charges.
Student Health Services has established contracts with Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Medica, Preferred One, Health Partners (urgent care), U care, Student Insurance, Champus/TriWest, and Medicaid. Students with these insurance plans can have their charges billed directly if they have a current insurance card with policy information. Currently enrolled students can access the Health Services patient portal at www.myhealthservices.stcloudstate.edu to schedule an appointment, refill a prescription, communicate with their Health Services provider, or view their Health Services account summary.
The Gender Violence Prevention Program at the Women’s Center provides a combination of education, protocols, and policies, and high-quality victim services as a framework to respond to the problem of gender violence in both society and on college campuses. Services included individual support, advocacy, information and referral, support groups, and resources from a specialized loan library.
Location: Women’s Center
Greyhound and Jefferson Bus Lines:
Two companies offer bus transportation form St. Cloud to major cities such as Minneapolis, Fargo, and Winnipeg. Buses depart daily from the St. Cloud Transit Center (540 1st Street South).
Metro (Local) Bus:
Metro Bus University Services provides many bus options for students of St. Cloud State University seven days a week, from early mornings until after midnight. Metro Bus Fixed Routes, including University and Campus Clippers, Husky Shuttle and Sundowner routes are free to St. Cloud State students through the Free Ride Program by simply using your St. Cloud State Campus Card. The main campus bus stop is located on the south side of the Miller Learning Resources Center. The Husky Shuttle runs from Q and K lots to Wick Science Building. For more information and bus schedules, check out the Ride Metro Bus website or visit the Metro Bus Information Station in the Atwood Memorial Center.
Phone: 320.251.RIDE (7433)
Northstar Link Commuter Bus
The Northstar Link Commuter Bus provides commuters with an alternative to traffic congestion, parking issues, and the stress that comes with commuting to the Twin Cities each day. Northstar Link provides bus service from East St. Cloud direct to the Northstar Commuter Rail Line station in Big Lake. From there, commuters can ride the rail from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis – one of the fastest growing transportation corridors in Minnesota.
Parking permits are required in all St. Cloud State University parking lots. As soon as you have registered for classes you may apply online for your 2011-2012 parking permit. Permit requests are processed entirely online. You will need your HuskyNet ID and password to access your account. Log onto the website below to purchase your permit. (Click on Online Services which will take you to the permit icon.) You will need to provide the make and model of your car along with the license plate number. Payments may be made by using one of the following credit/debit cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Due to limited parking near the residence halls, most students living on campus will park in Q lot. Commuting students will park in K lot. Shuttle bus service is available from both lots to the heart of the St. Cloud State campus every ten minutes beginning at 6:30 am.
Options for hourly parking include the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp (located just north of the Miller Learning Resources Center), the South Pay Lot (south of the Education Building) and Miller Pay Lot (adjacent to the Miller Learning Resource Center). The ramp accepts Campus Card Cash, credit cards, debit cards and cash. The pay lots accept Campus Card Cash or cash. The hourly fee for both the ramp and the pay lots is $1.00/per hour. Miller Pay Lot is limited to one hour parking.
Public Safety provides 24-hour free vehicular jump start assistance on campus. Jump Starts may be requested by calling 320.308.3333.
Atwood Memorial Center is the community center of the University, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. An art gallery, theatre, recreation center (the Underground), cultural center, dining choices, meeting rooms and lounges, administrative departments and student information and services are available throughout the center.
Campus Recreation organizes and provides a comprehensive array of programs that include: intramurals, special events, sport clubs, informal/open recreation, fitness programs, outdoor programs, aquatics, and other recreational services.
The Department of Campus Involvement provides many opportunities for students to connect with other students, the campus and community while at St. Cloud State University. Below are various areas within the department:
The American Indian Center provides a comprehensive array of services to support students’ personal concerns and academic situations. The center offers tutoring, mentoring, social and cultural opportunities, and career development counseling on an ongoing basis. Outreach activities promote respect, awareness, understanding, and sensitivity to American Indian students, faculty, and staff and the rich cultural backgrounds from which they come.
The Career Service Center’s mission is to assist students with career exploration and decision making, job/internship preparation, and help in making a successful transition beyond college life. Students are invited to attend seminars on major and career decisions, resume development, interviewing techniques, internship and job searching, as well as job fairs and other special career events. Career counselors are available to assist individuals by appointment.
Information on majors and career, job market trends, salary information, and employment statistics of St. Cloud State graduates is available in the Career Service Center and on the website.
The Center for International Studies provides the campus community “onestop” services and support in study abroad, international admissions, and international student and scholar advising.
Conflict Resolution Services provides mediation services, conflict coaching, and other related resources and referrals to St. Cloud State students for free. Students can request mediation and/or conflict coaching when they have a conflict with a roommate, a group member, a co-worker, or a fellow student in an organization. The mediation process is confidential and is conducted by officially trained student mediators as recognized by the state of Minnesota.
The LGBT Resource Center is dedicated to providing an inclusive and educational environment for all St. Cloud State students, staff, faculty, alumni, allies, and the community at large. The staff is committed to providing services and programs that foster student development and personal growth and cultivate an inclusive, open, and supportive community through education, collaboration, advocacy, services and programs. The LGBT Resource Center strives to promote full inclusion of LGBT persons and their allies at St. Cloud State and to eliminate homophobia and heterosexism.
The Center provides infant, toddler, and preschool-aged care to the children of students, staff, and faculty. The Center staff is committed to enduring each child’s health and safety while helping children establish trust in their environment, strengthen their self-identity, and ignite their curiosity through productive, satisfying activity.
The Office of Multicultural Student Services provides for the particular needs of students of color. The department provides comprehensive services by giving academic assistance, encouraging personal development, and offering multicultural programming.
The Office of Non-Traditional Student Programs is located with Student Life and Development and provides information and services to facilitate the integration of non-traditional students into the life of the University.
As part of St. Cloud State’s response to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the department facilitates and coordinates services leading to the academic success of students with disabilities.
Currently enrolled students are offered free legal consultation on a wide variety of issues. Stop by the Campus Involvement Resource Desk to make an appointment.
Location: Atwood Memorial Center 139
The Office of Student Life and Development houses the Vice President for the Division of Student Life and Development, the Assistant Dean of Students along with additional professional and support staff who lead Division and University initiatives to enhance and support student success. The office houses the Student Conduct Program, the Respect and Responsibility Program and the U-Choose Alcohol and other drug educational programs. Other functions include student crisis management, support to students and policy development. This office is responsible for publication of the Student Handbook which includes the Student Code of Conduct. The Behavioral Intervention Team, a mechanism to address special concerns and needs of students, is managed by this office.
The Veterans’ Resource Center supports past and current veterans, military members, and their families. The Center assists with questions and concerns, advocates for veteran friendly policies and procedures, coordinates services, and provides information on partnering agencies.
The Women’s Center offers educational programming, advocacy and support services, a specialized resource library, and more, to respond to the varied and complex issues facing women. Issues addressed include sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, poor body image, dating violence, crisis pregnancy, pay equity, discrimination, women’s leadership and empowerment. The Women’s Center collaborates with other departments, student organizations and individuals on campus to address problems and develop solutions.
St. Cloud State provides antivirus software for Windows and Macintosh computers free to students. You can download and install it on your home computer by visiting the Web site below:
General Access Labs, which hold more than 600 computers on campus, are open to all St. Cloud State students. These labs are available during daytime hours when classes are in session. Most General Access labs are also open evenings and weekends, with one available 24/7 in the Miller Center. For your assistance, student lab consultants are stationed in most General Access labs on campus.
In addition, St. Cloud State offers the Virtual Lab, which allows you to use campus software from any location, 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks with just your HuskyNet and Internet connection.
Visit the Computer Store for help with all your personal computer and technology needs. Employees are available to help you choose the computer system, software, and the accessories that are right for you. Educational discounts are available to St. Cloud State students on most software and computers.
HelpDesk is the technology support center for students. HelpDesk consultants can answer questions on many topics including HuskyNet, ResNet (Residential Network), campus technology, and personal computer hardware and software.
HuskyNet, short for Husky Network, is your access to technology services at St. Cloud State. Through the use of your HuskyNet ID (also called “username’), you will have access to an email account, file and Web storage space, and a variety of additional resources that support your learning. If you haven’t yet activated your HuskyNet ID, you can do so by visiting the web site below and clicking on “Activate My HuskyNetID” (You’ll need you St. Cloud Sate ID# and password).
Your HuskyNet email account can be used for all of your school-related communication from both on- and off- campus. To access your HuskyNet Services, including email, please go to the HuskyNet web site and clock on “Log into HuskyNet Services.”
Important: HuskyNet email is an official form of communication at St. Cloud State. All students are required to activate their HuskyNet ID and are expected to check their HuskyNet email regularly to be sure not to miss important announcements.
Examples of official email messages:
Most computer labs are equipped with black-and-white laser printers. Color printers are available in the Miller Center and Kiehle Visual Are Center. Each semester, the Student Technology Fee account deposits $8 onto your Campus Card for printing.
Single-sided prints: 4 cents
Double-sided prints (default setting): 7 cents
Color prints: 25 cents
Instructors at St. Cloud State can use a specialized, Web-based software package, called Desire2Learn (D2L). The system provides a variety of online options including uploading assignments, taking quizzes and listening to course lectures, all through a standard Web browser. As a student, you may be required to log in to D2L for a portion or all of your course work.
St. Cloud State has more than 200 electronic classrooms that allow professors to enhance instruction with technology. E-classrooms are equipped with a computer, touch screen audio-visual management system and multimedia equipment.
Many departments offer specialized computing resources open only to students enrolled in certain classes. The faculty teaching these classes will tell you if you need to use equipment in these labs.
St. Cloud State offers free student technology workshops each semester. You can polish your skills or learn programs such as Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Minitab, Photoshop and RefWorks, plus how to get the most out of HuskyNet services. To access registration and the complete list of current workshops, visit www.huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/help/training