School of Graduate Studies

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Getting Started

Orientation Sessions

Events For All New Graduate Students

Spring 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Join us for an online orientation featuring information on the transition to graduate education, engagement, library resources, and technology resources

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Register Here

As this session is just for St. Cloud State students, please register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

Campus Tours

New to campus? Take a tour with Graduate Studies and a small group of new graduate students. Must pre-register in Huskies Connect and follow all health and safety precautions:

Prefer a virtual campus tour? Join us for one of the following tours:

St. Cloud Campus:

Plymouth Campus:

View Recorded Sessions

Technology and Online Resources

An introduction to the technology you will use as a graduate student at St. Cloud State. This session will include information on email setup, apps and our to the learning management tool (D2L). 

Self-Care and Engagement as a Graduate Student

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 the life at St. Cloud State University. 

International Health Insurance

Questions about accessing and using the international student health insurance? View a short presentation on accessing healthcare in St. Cloud, the Twin Cities and elsewhere.

Library Resources for Graduate Students

Learn about the many resources available at the Library to support your learning and success. Information on accessing the Library at a distance. 

Career Center Resources for Graduate Students

Learn about the many tools and resources available to graduate students through the Career Center

Graduate Assistant Orientation — Newly Hired Graduate Assistants Only

  • Watch for additional information

Keep an eye on your St. Cloud State email and this site for important updates and information.

International Students (St. Cloud and Plymouth)

 Spring 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Join us for an online orientation featuring information on the transition to graduate education, engagement, library resources, and technology resources

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Register Here

As this session is just for St. Cloud State students, please register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

Campus Tours

New to campus? Take a tour with Graduate Studies and a small group of new graduate students. Must pre-register in Huskies Connect and follow all health and safety precautions:

Prefer a virtual campus tour? Join us for one of the following tours:

St. Cloud Campus:

Plymouth Campus:

View Recorded Sessions

Technology and Online Resources

An introduction to the technology you will use as a graduate student at St. Cloud State. This session will include information on email setup, apps and our to the learning management tool (D2L). 

Self-Care and Engagement as a Graduate Student

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 the life at St. Cloud State University. 

International Health Insurance

Questions about accessing and using the international student health insurance? View a short presentation on accessing healthcare in St. Cloud, the Twin Cities and elsewhere.

Library Resources for Graduate Students

Learn about the many resources available at the Library to support your learning and success. Information on accessing the Library at a distance. 

Career Center Resources for Graduate Students

Learn about the many tools and resources available to graduate students through the Career Center

Information for Planning Your Arrival

 Keep an eye on your St. Cloud State email and this site for important updates and information.

Online and Distance Students

Spring 2021 Graduate Student Orientation

Join us for an online orientation featuring information on the transition to graduate education, engagement, library resources, and technology resources

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Register Here

As this session is just for St. Cloud State students, please register with your St. Cloud State email. Not set up yet? Visit our Information Technology Services website.

The workshop will be offered online via Zoom and recorded, and will be linked from this website and added to the Graduate Student Handbook in D2L/Brightspace (D2L). There will be time for questions and answers in each of the sessions. 

Student ID Cards

  • 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.

Get Ready Resources

  • 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.