All new MSUM students need to complete and/or be aware of the following tasks to ensure a successful transition into MSUM.
You may have already activated your StarID username and password if you applied online for admissions or housing at MSUM and/or have applied online to any other institution within the Minnesota State College and Universities system. Your StarID enables you to access eServices, which is where you'll register for courses, pay tuition, check grades, view transcripts and perform other vital tasks. It also provides access to many on-campus technology resources, such as Wi-Fi. Action Required: Activate your StarID account or retrieve a forgotten StarID username or password now.
Financial Aid can help make your MSU Moorhead education more affordable. Visit the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid website for a summary of the steps in the financial aid application process.Action Required: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Academic Advising & Class Registration for all new students is done through New Student Orientation. Action Required: Sign-up for New Student Orientation. (All new students including: Freshman, Transfer, PSEO, Online and Offsite.)
To prepare for academic advising and class registrations, it is important to
closely review your Interactive Degree Audit Report (DAR) to ensure your academic record is accurate. This information will impact the advisor you are assigned to as well as the academic plan your advisor will recommend for you.
Action Required: Review your interactive Degree Audit Report (DAR) in eServices and ensure your major is accurate and any test scores and/or transfer credits you have taken have been accounted for accurately.Please refer to page 10 & 11 in the eServices New Student Handbook to assist
you in locating your DAR along with instructions on how to decipher your
DAR. If you do not see all of the information on your DAR that you feel should be accounted for, MSUM Registrar may not have received official transcripts from the institution where the credits were earned or from the testing site in which the test scores were obtained. Please ensure you have sent your official transcripts directly to the MSUM Registrar. If you have questions regarding any of the information on your DAR, please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.477.2565.
Research shows that incoming students who live on campus earn higher grade point averages and are more likely to stay in school and earn their degrees. All freshman students are required to live on campus during their first year at MSU Moorhead and all students that live on-campus are required to have a meal plan. For information about on-campus dining, please visit the MSUM Dining Services page, and view meal plan options and rates on the Housing webpage. Action Required: Complete the MSUM Housing and Dining Contract if you plan to or are required to live on campus and/or have a meal plan.We also offer new students the opportunity to join a Learning Community.
You'll study with, attend classes alongside and live near other
students who share a commitment to your major or have similar interests.
Your Learning Community preference will dictate your building
preference on the MSUM Housing and Dining Contract.Action Required: Complete the Learning Community Application if you plan to join a learning community.
deadline for making arrangements to pay your tuition and fees is 15 business
days before the semester begins. It's critical that you make arrangements to
pay your bill; otherwise you'll automatically be dropped from your courses on
the first day of classes. Review the Tuition and Fees information. Please pay
particular attention to Instructions to file for
reciprocity if applicable and important deadline dates to pay your
tuition and fees. Action Required: Make a financial commitment to pay your tuition and
fees.As soon as you've registered for your courses, eServices will show the tuition
and fees you owe for the semester. Refer to page 14 of the eServices New Student Handbook for
instruction on viewing your tuition and fees in eServices.
MSU Moorhead is working diligently to eliminate sexual
violence in all forms. As a part of that commitment, all new students must
complete the Personal Empowerment Through Self Awareness (PETSA) online
training course. This information session features a series of videos that deal
frankly with sexual violence and related issues and provides resources for
Action Required: Complete the
online PETSA training course. Please note that you will be
unable to access this training in D2L until mid-August.
Dragon Email is the official method of communication for all
university-related business. You'll receive financial aid award notifications,
tuition and fee due dates, class cancellations and other important information
through this account, so you'll want to check it frequently.
Action Required: Access your Dragon Email now using your
StarID username and password.
Your Dragon ID Card is an ID card that provides access to
many on campus places, resources and events, such as the library, after-hours
access to campus buildings, printing services, free or discounted admission to
athletic events and activities and much more.Action Required: On campus
students can receive their Dragon ID Card during New Student Orientation or by
going to the Dragon Card Office when you arrive on campus. Optional Action Require: Online
or Offsite students not taking classes on campus are not required to have a
Dragon Card but you have the option to requesting your Dragon Card after you
register for your classes.
The Veteran's Resource Center helps students
who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces to integrate into
university life through counseling, GI Bill certifications, and other
Action required: Contact the Veteran's Resource Center if you are
eligible to receive Federal military, veterans, or family member education
benefits to assist you in receiving these benefits.
The Disability Resource Center offers
services and accommodations to students with disabilities and helps provide
equal access for "otherwise qualified" individuals with disabilities.
Action Required: Contact the Disability
Resource Center if you have a documented disability that requires special
Required Form: Immunization and Health Insurance Record Please visit Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center for more information.Optional: Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Information Please visit Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center for more information.Optional: Information Release & Authorization Please visit the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid for more information. Optional: Student Consent to Release of Education Record Please visit the Business Services and the Registrar's Office for more information. Optional: Authorization to Release Student Information to Parents/Guardians Please visit the Office of Student Conduct & Resolution for more information.
A preferred name is a name an individual wishes to be known
as if this name is different from their legal first, middle, and last name. Optional Action
Required: Learn more about and set a preferred name.
If you plan to have a vehicle
on-campus you will need a parking permit.Action Required: Register for a parking permit using
your StarID and Password.
Please be aware Fall 2016 parking permits will not go on sale until this
After you register for your classes, you can purchase textbooks and course materials in person at
the MSU Moorhead University bookstore, located in MacLean Hall, or online
through the MSU Moorhead Bookstore website.