Internet Access

M State provides both Local Area Network (LAN) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) connections throughout each of its four campuses. Through the LAN and WLAN connections, students can access campus printers, internet and network resources. LAN connections are available in almost every building, classroom, meeting room and commons area. To access the LAN, your computer needs a LAN adapter installed and configured properly and a LAN cable to connect your computer to the network. WLAN connections now cover approximately 95 percent of the each of the four campuses. To access the WLAN, M State faculty, staff and students will need to connect to Spartan Wifi.

Guest Access - Campus visitors may use the unsecure M State GuestLAN. Access to the GuestLAN requires all non-MnSCU employees to obtain a guest account. To obtain a guest account, contact the appropriate Campus Computer Help Center. MnSCU employees may use their StarID credentials to access the M State Guest LAN.

VPN Connection - A VPN connection allows faculty and staff who are off campus, direct access to M State resources without the need for client software: Resources include access to: M State Intranet, ISRS Reports, D2L Administration, MnSCU Hyperion/Brio, Groupwise Archives, iFolder and NetStorage. For more information on how to use VPN, contact your campus Computer Help Center.

Mobile Devices provide users with a quick and easy way to access "live" sync technology for email, calendar items, address book and other internet resources. Mobile devices are not intended to replace laptop requirement for a laptop degree program.



Encouraging conservation and promoting responsible printing, M State has moved toward a more "green" environment with its Printer Management Plan (PMP).

At the start of each semester, a student's network account receives a printing balance of $12.50. This equates to about 250 sheets of free printing to the campus networked printers. These free balances are not carried over from semester to semester and cannot be transferred. Additional printing can be purchased at the printing kiosks on each campus. Printing costs are 5 cents for black & white and 25 cents for color. NOTE: Additional printing that is purchased, does carry over from semester to semester as long as the student is continuously enrolled. However there are no refunds issued for printing balances when a student leaves M State. Student printing balances can be viewed in the SpartanNet portal.

Click, for more information: How Do I Set-up Campus Printing?



To activate StarID or to learn more about StarID click StarID Self Service

Trouble activating your StarID? Contact the MnSCU Help Desk


Technology Purchasing

Technology purchasing for faculty and staff includes but is not limited to, software, laptops, desktops, printers, iPads, Kindles and scanners. For all your technology hardware and software needs, please contact Lisa Ziegler.

M State uses MnSCU state contract vendors to ensure the best pricing available.



Request a new phone, make changes or problems with your current telephone or voicemail service
Contact: Andy Joy

Request a long distance ID code
Contact: Andy Joy

Request a change to your Web Directory listing
Contact: Peg Kalar

Request cell phone service
Contact: Wayne Wolden

Last modified: June 25th, 2014 at 12:53pm