Getting connected to the Internet

Check out Getting Online for more information about the MSU Network, device registration, and wireless.

There’s also New Student information about connecting in residence halls.

Email & Office applications

Undergraduate students

Spartan Mail is your official university email system for all MSU correspondence. Login to

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.

Graduate students

  • Students admitted prior to June 28, 2017: MSU Mail is your official university email system for all MSU correspondence. Log into
  • Students admitted after June 28, 2017: Spartan Mail is your official university email system for all MSU correspondence. Log into

All graduate students can download Office Pro Plus applications: Log into using your NetID and password, clicking on “Office 365” in the top left and then clicking the “Install now” button.

When no longer a student, Microsoft Office software will be available for purchase from Microsoft.

Collaborative tools

MSU offers collaborative tools that allow you to save your work securely in the cloud, work on coursework wherever you have an Internet connection, and collaborate with your cohort simultaneously anywhere in the world.

Learn about Google G Suite for Education and Spartan 365 tools like Spartan Drive and Spartan Skype.

Store and share media and video files using MSU Kaltura MediaSpace.

Use MSU Qualtrics for creating and sending surveys related to course work.

Learning management systems

MSU faculty and instructors may use different learning management systems or course management systems for coursework and course materials.

The main two MSU IT-supported systems are D2L and LON-CAPA. Access to these systems is connected to your NetID and password login information.

D2L help and getting started information is available on the D2L Help site.


MSU Print is the centrally supported printing solution for MSU students, faculty, staff, and departments. Students can send prints jobs via to printers across campus.

Printing is also available in many computer lab locations. Read more about printing options.

Computer labs & classrooms

MSU computer labs offer computers with a wide range of specialty software that is available for your use.

There are more than 60 computer labs and close to 260 technology classrooms across campus used by students, faculty, and staff. (See the list of locations and hours.)

SecureIT safe computing tips

SecureIT offers information and tips for keeping your personal information and computer safe.

Passwords & phishing

  1. Create strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone, including your parents.
  2. Learn more about strong passwords.
  3. Don’t respond to emails asking for your password and NetID or account information.
  4. Learn more about what to look for in a phishing email.
  5. Report phishing attempts to alert MSU to potential widespread phishing.
  6. Learn more about how to report a phishing incident.

File sharing & copyright

  1. Uninstall file sharing programs to prevent viruses.
  2. Learn more about pirating and illegal file sharing risks.
  3. Use free or paid media services for music, movies, and other copyrighted materials.
  4. Learn more about legal alternatives.
  5. Password protect wireless access points to prevent file sharing on a connection that you are responsible for.