Metropolitan State University has designated email as an official method of communication with students. The university expects students to be responsible for all information sent to them via their official university email account.  Refer to Policy 1050, University Email, within the University Policy 1050, Appropriate Use of Email, for further information.

New students' email accounts must be activated through the University Portal. Following initial activation, students may access their email via the and logging into the Portal. Activation and access may be accomplished from any internet-enabled computer off campus, or from the university's Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Midway campus computer centers.

Identification Cards

Your ID card is an essential tool for checking out books, equipment and study rooms in our library, using the InterLibrary Loan service and checking out books using computer services from other Minnesota State libraries. The ID card also displays your Student ID number and may be necessary to obtain other services and student discounts.

We strongly encourage you to get your photo ID as soon as possible. It only takes 3-5 minutes and once completed your privileges are automatically renewed with each new semester you register. IDs are made at the desk on the second floor of the Library and Learning Center and can be obtained anytime the library is open. You need to bring a driver's license or other official photo identification. Students who are unable to visit the library in Saint Paul may obtain their ID cards by mail. Call the library at 651-793-1616 for instructions.

Update Personal Information

If your address, phone number, etc. have changed, you are responsible for updating this information via Student e-Services. If you experience difficulty logging in or updating information, please contact the Gateway Student Services Center at or 651-793-1300.

Notifying the university of address and/or telephone changes ensures proper corrections on your records. This is also necessary for prompt notice of scheduling changes for classes or workshops you may be registered for. View the Student Records webpage for more information on changing contact information.