Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services

Upcoming Open Sessions

Join us to learn more about these changes.

Staff Development Day

  • 10:30-11:30am, Wed., May 15 (Glacier North)
  • 3:10-4pm, Wed., May 15 (Glacier North)

Administrative support professionals

More in-depth sessions scheduled for administrative support professionals, but all are welcome.

Office 365 transition to MinnState shared tenant

St. Cloud State University will be transitioning from the current (local) Office 365 environment to the Office 365 implementation provided by the Minnesota State System Office.

Email and Office 365 will be unavailable August 9-11, 2019.

Changes to Office 365 Login and Email

(prior to August 9, 2019)
(after August 11, 2019)
LOGIN to Office 365
(This username is used to ACCESS your email and other Office 365 applications.)
EMAIL ADDRESS - St. Cloud State 
(This is the email address that people will use to send you an email.)
Employees/Emeriti NO CHANGE

StarID and password will remain the same.
This change does not affect computer logins or applications other than Office 365.

Additional Information

Why is this transition happening?

The new Office 365 implementation will allow us to work more seamlessly with other institutions in the Minnesota State system and streamline all login processes.

It will also create a more seamless experience for students enrolled in classes at multiple campuses and a smoother transition for students who transfer to St. Cloud State University from other Minnesota State colleges. 

This project aligns with Minnesota State system office board initiative to have all campuses in the shared tenant by the end of 2019.

Services NOT affected by this transition

  • StarID and Password
  • Wireless network
  • Computer login
  • D2L BrightSpace
  • File/Web space, department files, course files, etc.
  • EServices
  • All online applications that utilize StarID for login


Email communications

View emails that have been sent to the following audiences:

Information sessions

For all campus users:

These sessions will include information about the transition, including how these changes will affect all campus users. All St. Cloud State faculty, staff, students and emeriti are welcome.  

  • 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in MC 122 (Add to calendar
  • 11 a.m.-Noon Wednesday, April 24 in MC 122 (Add to calendar)
  • Staff: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Glacier North (Staff Development Day)
  • Staff: 3:10-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Glacier North (Staff Development Day)

For administrative support professionals:

These training sessions will be a “deeper dive” into the Office 365 transition and will equip those in administrative support roles with additional information to help you prepare and assist faculty and students in your area with this transition. 

Campus meetings

Our team has met with many areas across campus regarding this transition. See full communications activity.

If you would like to request a meeting with your area, please contact

Continue to check back here for additional information as the transition time gets closer.

What you can do now

  • Prepare for the transition

    Find out what steps you can take now to backup and document settings that will help you get back up and running after the transition.

  • Review Office 365 applications

    Find out how Office 365 applications that you use may be affected and what you need to do.