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  • New Student Checklist

First Year Programs

  • New Student Checklist

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    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to check out the list of helpful reminders to ease the process provided by our Office of Financial Aid.

    • Claim your StarID to set-up your eServices account.
      • Go to
      • Click ‘Login’
      • Click ‘Need Login Help?’
      • Click ‘StarID Self Service’
      • Click ‘activate your StarID’
      • Click ‘Activate StarID’
      • Click ‘Tech ID’
      • Choose Minnesota State University Moorhead
      • Tech ID = Dragon ID
      • Enter your 9 digit social security number
      • Click ‘Continue’
      • Create new Password following MNSCU requirements
      • Choose your preferred email address (Keep in mind this will be where all communication regarding your Star ID will be sent)
      • Agree to the terms of acceptable use by selecting the box
      • Click ‘Continue’

        *Please take note of your StarID username and password as you will use it at your Dragon Day and throughout your time at MSUM.    
        *If you need help with your StarID please contact the IT Help Desk at 218.477.2603 or  

    • Set-up your Dragon Email and DragonNet Account
      • Go to
      • Click on ‘Password Assistance’
      • Click on ‘Forgot Username and/or Password’
      • Enter your Star ID Username and Password
      • You should now see a page that has the following: Please fill in your information as you see it below.

        Your DragonNet username is: __________________
        Name: __________________
        Dragon ID: ______________
        E-Mail: _________________

               *Please take note of this information as you will use it at your Dragon Day and throughout your time at MSUM and continue to follow the steps below to create your Email and DragonNet password.

      • Click on 'Reset Password'
      • Return to the DragonNet Password Change
      • Enter your DragonNet Username
      • Write your newly assigned Password down
      • Create a new Password following the password requirements on the right side of the page.
      • Click 'Change Password'
    • *Please take note of the 3 different accounts you have now set-up as you will use them at your Dragon Day and throughout your time at MSUM (StarID, Dragon Email, and DragonNet). Notice that you only have 2 different usernames and passwords associated with these 3 accounts. Your Dragon Email and DragonNet username and password are the same. It is important that you remember what username and password you have created for each account.

    • Take the Accuplacer Math & English Placement tests if needed.

    • Submit your Housing and Dining Contract with a $150 prepayment for preferred room placement. Check out RoomSync to find your own roommate.
    • Apply to live in a Learning Community if you plan to live on campus.

    • Submit your Proof of Immunization online at using your DragonNet Username and Password.

    • Become familiar with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and fill out the applicable forms and bring to your Dragon Day.

    • Please be sure we have your desired major on file to ensure that you are assigned to the correct advising group at Dragon Day. If you are unsure what major is on file, please contact First Year Programs at 218.477.2777 or

    • Request to have “official” copies of your transcripts, high school/GED (freshman and transfer students with less than 24 credits) and all previously attended college transcripts, sent to MSUM Records office. College credit cannot be taken from your high school transcript.

    • Contact Disability Services if you have a disability requiring special accommodations. To make necessary arrangements, please allow 14 days prior to your Dragon Day.


    • Meet with an Academic Advisor.

    • Register for your first classes.

    • Take your photo and receive your Dragon ID Card.

    • Register for a Parking Permit using your DragonNet Username and Password.

    • Hear from student service areas on campus and get all your questions answered.

    • Meet current and fellow new MSUM students.