All official communication emailed to you by the college, faculty and staff will go to your student email account, which ends in .edu.
Use your Minnesota State StarID and password to set up your account. (StarIDs are a string of two letters, four numbers and two letters, like "ab1234cd.")
If you attended another college or university in the Minnesota State system, you will use the same StarID here. If you're new to the Minnesota State system, your StarID was generated when you first applied for admission.
It is a good practice to check your e-mail account once each day during the work week. This is especially important if an instructor uses e-mail to communicate with students. You should expect to receive at least one message each week from the college when classes are in session.
YourStarID@go.minnstate.eduand use your StarID password
Students may forward their college-assigned email to a personal email address. Students will still be responsible for responding to college-initiated messages or notices even if forwarding emails results in losing them.
If you choose to forward your email, we suggest you “white list” the dctc.edu domain name.
Email is the official means of communication between the college and you, the student, but it is not the only means of communication. You may also receive paper letters for time-sensitive or critical information. You may also receive ongoing encouragement, reminders to register, or retention-focused communications via post card or text message (if you have opted in for text messages).
To sign up for a college affiliated email account, please follow these instructions:
YourStarID@go.minnstate.eduand use your StarID password.
Additional information can be found on the student technology support page.
The College will use your email address as the official means to communicate with you. The College shall not lease or sell your email address. The College shall take a pro-active approach to blocking unsolicited, bulk email messages to college-issued email accounts.
The Federal Communications Commission and the MN State General Counsel require that the College get "express consent" to send text messages – meaning that you need to expressly tell the College that you agree to receiving text messages from the system or College.
This means that Minnesota is an "opt-in" versus "opt-out" state. Accordingly, you must affirmatively agree to receive text messages from the College. You can opt in by logging in to e-services (select Account Management, then click on Turn text messaging on or off).
This information may be obtained in D2L/BrightSpace or Starfish
Yes, you may redirect or forward your college-assigned email to a personal email address, but do so at your own risk. Redirecting email and subsequently losing or missing email messages does not relieve you from the obligation to respond to college-initiated messages or notices. See the document entitled, "Forwarding your student email" above.