Connect to your Accounts

Student in library

An important part of your academic experience is making sure you can access your accounts. Some key accounts include your: Star ID (also known as your university e-mail), technology ID, eServices, and accessing your student ID.

It is important to keep all your login information confidential- do not share your password(s) with anyone. Your Star ID password will need to be renewed every 180 days, so be sure to take note of your user information.

You will use your MinnState StarID (example: to access your Metropolitan State University accounts with a mechanism called “single sign-on.” Make sure you check your e-mail at least once a week- Metropolitan State University sends all official communication to this account.

Metropolitan State University uses the “eduroam” network for wireless connection. To login, use your Star ID (example: and use your password to log on.

All important portals can be found on in the “Students’ online tools” section.

  • You can find and activate your Star ID by logging in to the Minnesota State site.
  • You can access your e-mail account by logging in to the university-based system. You can also use Microsoft products through this portal.
  • You can access D2L Brightspace here.
    • D2L is the site that most classes use for updates regarding syllabus, assignments, discussions, etc. You will also take trainings and quizzes on D2L, so get to know this interface well!
  • You can access your eServices here.
    • You will register for classes on eServices, access your academic records and advising report(s), and access your financial aid (including scholarships). You will learn more about registration, academic records, advising report(s), and financial aid at on-campus, in-person New Student Orientation.
  • Technology services portal can be used if you have issues connecting to the internet, e-mail, eServices, or other resources. If you cannot log on, you can contact Information Technology Services at: 651-793-1240.

You will need at student ID to access parking, printing, and the library at Metropolitan State University. Make sure to bring a form of identification and have your Star ID information to be able to get your ID card printed. Your picture will be taken, so be prepared!

  • ID card services are available at Admissions (1st Floor Founders Hall) and at the Library Circulation Desk (2nd Floor Library). They are open during normal university business hours: 8am-4:30pm.

Once you have your ID card, you will have your Technology ID. Your Technology ID is the 8-digit numerical code located on the bottom right corner of your ID card.

Questions to consider

  • What is your Star ID?
  • Can you log in to your accounts? If not, who will you contact?
  • What are important uses for your Student ID card?