International Student and Scholar Services


New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to St. Cloud State! We are excited to welcome you to the Husky family. At St. Cloud State, you will find connection throughout campus that will help you unleash all that is within you. Before you begin your formal education, there are a few things you need to know on your way to St. Cloud. 

International Huskies Next Steps

Center for International Studies holds sessions throughout the semester where current international students discuss topics related to studying in the United States and at St. Cloud State University. Those recordings can be found below. If you have any questions about the sessions or what was discussed in those recordings, please let us know at 

2020 and 2021 International student sessions on studying in the United States
Fall 2020 Spring 2021

12/31/2020: Open Question and Answer
12/22/2020: Open Question and Answer
12/17/2020: Exploration of St. Cloud
12/10/2020: Campus Tour
12/03/2020: Residential Life
11/24/2020: Student Government
11/19/2020: Campus Support Services
11/12/2020: Life in St. Cloud
11/05/2020: Daily Life of a Husky
10/29/2020: Academics at SCSU
10/22/2020: Meet the CIS Team
10/15/2020: Meet the HIA's
7/30/2020:Meet the HIA's
7/23/2020:Meet the HIA's 
7/16/2020: Meet the HIA'a 
7/9/2020: Meet the HIA's 

05/20/2021: Meet the HIA's
05/27/2021: Meet the HIA's
06/03/2021: Open Question and Answer
06/10/2021: Updates and U.S. Jargon
 6/17/2021: Visa Tips and Student Highlight








  • Before Getting Here
    • This link will help you on how to travel to Minnesota and St. Cloud.
  • Your First Week Here
    • Looking for information on orientation and what you need to do in your first week on campus? Check out this link for those details. 


During your first week on campus, CIS and other campus partners will be assisting you in making sure you have everything ready. If you would like to get a head start and make sure everything is set, follow the links below:
  • Account information
    • This site has all the information regarding your St. Cloud State accounts, passwords, and email. 
  • Microsoft Office and other software
    • You have access to different forms of software that is free to St. Cloud State students. Check this link for all the software that is available and how to access them. 
  • Activate Your Star ID
    • Your StarID is extremely important at St. Cloud State. Make sure yours is active. 
  • Questions about your email account
    • Here is the answers to common issues with accessing your emails. Also this page will have instructions on how to set up your email on your phone.
  • Contact information
    • If you are having issues, this is the place to go for help. 

Housing and Dining

Business Office

Orientation/Advising/Placement Testing


St. Cloud State has Wi-Fi across campus. To help with accessing the WiFi, please go to this link: WiFi Setup on campus

Insurance/SCSU Clinic

Jobs On Campus

  • Student employment information
    • Here are the rules about working on campus
  • Search and apply for a Job
    • This is how you find jobs on campus
  • Taxes Information
    • F-status and J-status students/scholars, and their dependents living with them, are required to file U.S. tax forms each year, regardless of whether they earned income. Find out more information on how to file your taxes here.

IT Helpdesk

Campus Map

Climate in Minnesota