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Instructions to: What is a StarID and why do I need one.


Who has a StarID?

All current students, faculty, and staff of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have StarIDs and can activate theirs now.


What is a StarID?

The StarID is a username with the goal of replacing your many login IDs with one ID, one password, everywhere. Once you activate it, you can use your StarID and password anywhere that accepts StarID. It is unique across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, so you can use it at more than one school. Change your password in one place - starid.mnscu.edu - and it will change everywhere.


Why Do I Need a StarID?

At Minnesota West, you need a StarID to:

  • Login to your e-Services Student Account.

  • Login to your student email.

  • Login to your D2L course.