New Students

Before and during MSU AOP

Activate your MSU NetID: Your NetID gives you access to a variety of MSU resources.

Log into your email using your NetID and password and download Spartan 365 tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote).

Email & Spartan 365 tools

Spartan Mail is your official university email system for all MSU correspondence. Log into spartanmail.msu.edu.

Download Office Pro Plus applications: Once logged into Spartan Mail, click on “Office 365” in the top left and then click the “Install now” button.

Laptop computers and the network

Review the MSU Laptop Computer Requirement and contact your specific degree program: Some programs and colleges have additional computer specifications.

Residence halls with Wi-Fi

All residence halls have Wi-Fi available for your devices.

Once you’re on campus, you must register your devices (including smart TVs, gaming systems, phones, etc.) with the MSU Network at dhcp.msu.edu to access the Wi-Fi.

 


Before MSU move in

Guest Access

Encourage trusted individuals and parents to create a StuInfo Guess Account if you want them to have the ability to pay student bills, view financial aid information, view IRS 1098-T data, view MSU charges and credits, and confirm the student attendance. Read more on StuInfo Guest Access.

Review the Acceptable Use Policy for MSU Information Technology Resources.

Learn more about MSU technology

Learn how to protect yourself online through SecureIT

 


Getting connected during MSU move in

Network & Internet access

Wireless access: Wi-Fi is available in academic buildings and residence halls.

Register devices

Register your computer, mobile devices, and other devices (e.g., smart TV, gaming system) to access the MSU Network (wired) and MSUnet Wireless.

  • Open your web browser to dhcp.msu.edu.
  • Log in using your MSU NetID and password and then follow the directions.
  • Reboot or restart your devices when complete.

See Getting Online for more details.