School of Graduate Studies

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Getting Started

Get Ready Resources

Activating Your Online Accounts

  • ID number
    This eight-digit identifier can be found on your personal URL. It's can be used to create your Star ID. You can also look it up through E-services.
  • Set up your Email
    Email is the official form of communication at St. Cloud State so you do not want to miss out on important communications.

Orientation Sessions

Events For All New Graduate Students

Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome New St. Cloud State Graduate Students

We have developed these synchronous orientation sessions to help you better understand the University as well Resources available to you as a student. Unable to attend at these times? Don't worry, these sessions will be recorded and posted on D2L/Brightspace for you to view later.

These sessions are for St. Cloud State students so you will register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

Orientation Recordings

Technology Tools and Resources
The Technology Resources session offers an introduction to the technology you will use as a graduate student at St. Cloud State. We will cover email use, Huskynet, applications/software, accessing St. Cloud State at a distance and our learning management tool (D2L/Brightspace). There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Student Self-Care and Engagement
Graduate education is both an opportunity and a transition. Join us to learn about resources to take care of you, get to know other students, and engage in graduate student life at St. Cloud State University. There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Library Orientation 
The graduate student library orientation session offers an overview of the resources of the library, graduate student access and tools, and information on interlibary loan and fully online access to library resources. 

View the Recording

International Students (St. Cloud and Plymouth)

Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome New St. Cloud State Graduate Students

We have developed these synchronous orientation sessions to help you better understand the University as well Resources available to you as a student. Unable to attend at these times? Don't worry, these sessions will be recorded and posted on D2L/Brightspace for you to view later.

These sessions are for St. Cloud State students so you will register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

Events

Graduate Ice Cream Social - Plymouth, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14

Join us for cool treats and conversation at the Plymouth Center. 

Register for the Ice Cream Social

Orientation Recordings

Technology Tools and Resources
The Technology Resources session offers an introduction to the technology you will use as a graduate student at St. Cloud State. We will cover email use, Huskynet, applications/software, accessing St. Cloud State at a distance and our learning management tool (D2L/Brightspace). There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Student Self-Care and Engagement
Graduate education is both an opportunity and a transition. Join us to learn about resources to take care of you, get to know other students, and engage in graduate student life at St. Cloud State University. There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Library Orientation 
The graduate student library orientation session offers an overview of the resources of the library, graduate student access and tools, and information on interlibary loan and fully online access to library resources. 

View the Recording

Online and Distance Students

Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome New St. Cloud State Graduate Students

We have developed these synchronous orientation sessions to help you better understand the University as well Resources available to you as a student. Unable to attend at these times? Don't worry, these sessions will be recorded and posted on D2L/Brightspace for you to view later.

These sessions are for St. Cloud State students so you will register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

Upcoming Orientation Events

Graduate Ice Cream Social - Plymouth, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14
Join us for cool treats and conversation at the Plymouth Center. 

Register for the Ice Cream Social

Orientation Recordings

Technology Tools and Resources
The Technology Resources session offers an introduction to the technology you will use as a graduate student at St. Cloud State. We will cover email use, Huskynet, applications/software, accessing St. Cloud State at a distance and our learning management tool (D2L/Brightspace). There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Student Self-Care and Engagement
Graduate education is both an opportunity and a transition. Join us to learn about resources to take care of you, get to know other students, and engage in graduate student life at St. Cloud State University. There will be time for questions and answers.

View the Recording

Graduate Library Orientation 
The graduate student library orientation session offers an overview of the resources of the library, graduate student access and tools, and information on interlibary loan and fully online access to library resources. 

View the Recording

Student IDs

  • Online-only students can request a student ID card by uploading an headshot on a light background. No hats or sunglasses, please. Sign in to account management with your Star ID and password.
  • Standard practice is to pick up your ID card. If you are an online or distance student, please forward your email notification indicating your card is ready for pick-up to graduatestudies@stcloudstate.edu and include your current mailing address and we can pick-up and mail your card to you.
  • Plymouth students should follow these directions.

Campus Involvement

Get Involved

Event links will take you to HuskiesConnect. Registration may be required for some events.  

*Some events are host online and in-person. 

 

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

Huskies First Four Days: Organization Meet and Greet

Come and meet members and leaders from our student organizations. We will have a variety of fun activities and time for you to learn more about how to get involved and get connected. 

Huskies First Four Days: Research and Graduate Education Open House

Stop by the office of Research and Graduate Education for treats, trivia and information. Learn about undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, funding, and the academic support resources we offer. Come learn how we can support you in engaging as a Husky.

 

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 

Huskies First Four Days: New Huskies Convocation

Hosted by President Wacker and Provost Gregory, convocation will celebrate and recognize our incoming students as new members of our Husky family.

 

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021

Huskies First Four Days: The Bias Inside Us Smithsonian Exhibition

The exhibition is a centerpiece and catalyst for discussions and research about where bias shows up and how it affects life, work, and citizenship. 

Huskies First Four Days: Open House: Veterans Resource Center

Veteran and military-connected students can stop in to say hello, tour the center, connect with VRC staff, and meet friends. Refreshments are provided.

CCAMPIS Open House for St. Cloud State Student Parents

The CCAMPIS Student Parent Center supports the academic success and personal well-being of students with children by connecting them with campus and community resources. Snacks and refreshments served.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Mainstreet - Fall Involvement Fair - 2021 (In person)

Mainstreet - Fall Involvement Fair - 2021 (online)

Mainstreet is our annual fall student involvement fair where you can come and meet with student leaders, faculty, and staff to learn more about student organizations, departments and services on campus.