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Activating Your NDSU Student Email Account

If you are a new NDSU Student, do the following BEFORE you complete the steps on this page:
Go to and enroll in your services at NDSU. Be sure to make a note of your firstname.lastname electronic ID.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your NDSU student email address (typically
  3. Enter the Default password which is ndsuNNYYYY
    • ndsu = all lowercase
    • NN = Your first letter of your first name and first letter of your last name, all in capital letters
    • YYYY = Last 4 numbers of your EmplID (Student ID)
  4. Click Sign In
  5. When prompted, enter the default password in the password field, and create a new password
  6. You will be directed back to the log in page, enter your new password again to log in
  7. An Outlook Web App page will appear, then choose your language and Time Zone and click OK
  8. You should now see your inbox

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IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
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Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014 2:54:42 PM