Information Technology Services

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.

Prepare now by completing the pre-transition tasks.

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

Various sessions are scheduled covering different levels of technicality, ranging from how these changes will affect all campus users to helping equip those in administrative support roles with additional information to help prepare and assist faculty and students in your area with this transition. All St. Cloud State faculty, staff, students and emeriti are welcome.  

  • 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in MC 122 (all campus users)
  • 11 a.m.-Noon Wednesday, April 24 in MC 122 (all campus users)
  • 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 in AMC Theatre (administrative support professionals)
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Glacier North (Staff Development Day)
  • 3:10-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Glacier North (Staff Development Day)
  • 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 in MC 122 (administrative support professionals)
  • 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 in MC 122 (all campus users) [add to calendar]
  • 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 in MC 122 (all campus users) [add to calendar]

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

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