New Student Checklist

As a new student at NDSU, follow the instructions below to activate your N.D. University System account, NDSU electronic ID, and email account.

Getting Started

At NDSU you have two IT accounts. 

 ndus  ndsu
 FirstName.LastName  FirstName.LastName
 Used to access:

Campus Connection
Email (@ndus.edu)
Blackboard NDUS System
Used to access:

Computer Labs
Library Services
Wired / Wireless Network

Claim your N.D. University System account

  1. Go to https://claim.ndus.edu
  2. Click Claim an NDUS Account
  3. Enter your Student ID / EMPLID and 8-digit birthdate in the fields provided
  4. Click Continue
  5. Check I Agree then click Continue to proceed
  6. A confirmation message displays indicating that your account has been activated. Click the Continue button again to proceed.
  7. Next, you will be prompted to input a new password
  8. After new password has been accepted, click Change Password
  9. A dialog box indicating that you have successfully changed your password appears. Click the Continue button to proceed to the next steps.
  10. Next, you will be prompted to select three security questions
  11. Click Save Answers. A Thank You message appears.
  12. Clicking Continue produces a dialog box that allows you to go back and change your password, reset the security questions you’ve set up, Setup Google Authentication or Setup Alternate E-mail account for password recovery.
  13. Once you have reached this dialog box, you will have completed the process of claiming your NDUS account

Activate your NDSU electronic ID

Your electronic ID is usually your Firstname.Lastname.
  1. Open a Web browser, and go to www.ndsu.edu/enroll
  2. Click Set up your NDSU account, and then enter the following information:
    • Last Name
    • Student ID / EMPLID (7-digit ID number)
    • Birth Month (MM)
    • Birth Day (DD)
    • Birth Year (YYYY)
  3. Click I agree to agree to follow university and N.D. University System policies and procedures regarding use of information technology services and electronic resources
  4. Set and confirm a passphrase
  5. Add an email recovery option, and then retrieve the code from your email account to validate it
  6. Optional: Add a phone (SMS) recovery option, and then retrieve the code from your phone to validate it
  7. Set up Multi-factor Authentication for NDUS and NDSU services by selecting Multifactor Authentication in left menu
  8. Click Logout in the top right corner when finished

Log into your email for the first time

  1. Go to the Microsoft Office 365 login page
  2. Enter your NDSU email username (typically FirstName.LastName@ndus.edu)
  3. Enter the password associated with your N.D. University System ID
  4. Click Sign In
  5. An Outlook Web App page should now load, choose your language and Time Zone and click OK to finish
  6. You should now see your Inbox

Video: How to claim your accounts




Keywords:new student, accounts   Doc ID:99739
Owner:Marisa M.Group:Information Technology Division
Created:2020-03-30 12:34 CDTUpdated:2020-03-30 12:44 CDT
Sites:Information Technology Division
CleanURL:https://kb.ndsu.edu/new-student-checklist
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