If you haven't yet to activate your Star ID, you will need to go to https://Starid.mnscu.edu
and activate your Star ID.
If you have activated your Star ID, but do not remember what it is, or what the password is, go to https://Starid.mnscu.edu
and use the self help options to recover your Star ID or reset your Star ID password.
2. What is my username and password for E-mail?
Valid usernames and passwords for student e-mail are:
a. Star ID & Star ID Password
b. E-mail Address & Star ID Password
Example: John Smith has a Star ID of ab1234cd with his password set to
and an e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org
John can logon to e-mail with his username as either his Star ID
or his E-mail address, and his password of Passw0rd!.
Go to https://Starid.mnscu.edu
and change your Star ID password. This will force a new password Synchronization with Ridgewater's network and should allow you to logon. Your starid password will expire every 180 days. You should receive a notice when it will be getting close to expiring. Please don't ignore those notices.
In some instances your web browser may have add-ons, plug-ins, or extensions that are interfering with the logon process. The simplest solution may be to try a different web browser if you have one installed, however it may be necessary to perform a browser reset and/or disable or remove unused add-ons, plug-ins, or extensions. The instructions to reset and manage add-ons, plug-ins, or extensions for the most common browsers are listed below as are the links to download and install an alternate browser.
Internet Explorer (Windows Only)
Safari (Mac Only)
Every cellphone is a little bit different, but general e-mail setup options are available.