Bison Connection is "A One Stop Service Center" here to serve your Registration and Records, Customer Accounts Services and Student Financial Services needs. In addition to a comprehensive website, Bison Connection has one on-campus location at Memorial Union and one downtown location at Barry Hall. To better serve students, both locations offer extended business hours.
All students must get a Bison Card (Student ID) on or before the first day of classes. The Bison Card Center in Memorial Union issues the Bison Card. There are several essential services that will only be given to students who have their Bison Card.
Notably, you will need your Bison Card to:
- Gain entry to your residence hall
- Get into the dining centers
- Charge books at the NDSU bookstore
- Use computer cluster printers
- Get into the Wallman Wellness Center
- Check out books from the library
- Ride the campus and FM bus system
- Take a cab anywhere at a discounted rate (with a sticker from Student Government office)
Bison Bucks is a debit account tied to your Bison Card. Use it on your purchases at all of NDSU Dining Services' operations, the NDSU Bookstore, Herd Shop, Copy Shop, Spicy Pie, Wallman Wellness Center, NDSU Downtown Campus and ITS Laser Output. Also, with your Bison Bucks account you can purchase pop at select vending machines on campus.
You may also make your Bison Card a U.S. Bank ATM card.
Informational Technology Services (ITS)
ITS provides information technology services and support for NDSU students, faculty and staff. The ITS Help Desk is available on-line and by phone. There are over 1000 computers available across campus. Wireless service is also available in most public areas of campus.
ITS supports many different learning technologies including Blackboard, an online course management system. Blackboard allows students to communicate with their instructors and other students, check grades, take test, turn in assignments and retrieve course documents. Blackboard is also available for your mobile phone.
Center for Writers
The Center for Writers is a free writing consultation service available to NDSU students. The office is located in the lower level of the NDSU Main Library.
The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) at NDSU office provides advising and support services for prospective and enrolled international students. During their stay at NDSU, international students can seek advice from OIP international student advisors on matters such as immigration.
Become an active participant in the NDSU Community. Consider joining a student organization. Below is a sample of organizations on campus. Don't see what you are looking for, check out the Student Government page.
Graduate Student Association - http://www.ndsugsa.com/
Congress of Student Organizations (CSO) - http://www.ndsu.edu/sg/
International Student Organizations - http://www.ndsu.edu/diversity/diversityatndsu/international_resources/
NDSU Multicultural Student Organizations - http://www.ndsu.edu/multicultural/student_organizations/
LGBTQIA Resources - http://www.ndsu.edu/safezone/lgbtq_dakota_campus_alliance/
Campus Police and Safety Office
The NDSU Escort Service provides someone to escort you on the main campus and the immediate surrounding area. Request this 24-hour service by calling 231-8998. This service is provided by University Police officers or Public Safety officers. This service is limited to on-campus locations or the immediate vicinity of NDSU.