New Student Technology Setup

As a new student at NDSCS, you need to activate your online services by completing the steps below.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the NDSCS IT Service Desk at 701-671-3333.


1. Go to
2. Click Claim an NDUS Account
3. Enter your date of birth and seven-digit Student ID number (also called your Emplid)
4. Click Continue
    • The screen will display your University System username (typically in the firstname.lastname format). You should use this when you log in to CampusConnection, NDSCS Online and other University System services.
5. Click Continue
6. Enter and confirm a new password
    • The password must contain between 12 and 16 characters and cannot contain any of the following:
        i. < > {space} * ,
        ii. No common passwords
        iii. Password cannot be a dictionary word
        iv. Previous 10 passwords
7. Click change password
8. Enter an alternative email address for recovery
9. Click Save


Two-factor authentication uses two steps to verify your identity when logging into NDUS services. NDSCS uses Duo for 2FA. It is recommended you activate Duo on a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.).  

  1. DUO LogoDownload the Duo Mobile app from your device’s app store
  2. Go to
  3. Log in with your University System/CampusConnection username and password
  4. Click Start setup
  5. Choose your authentication device type and click Continue
  6. Enter your phone number and click Continue
  7. Choose your device’s operating system and click Continue 
  8. Enter an alternative email address for recovery
  9. Click I have Duo Mobile installed 
  10. Scan the QR code with your mobile device to activate Duo Mobile and click Continue

1. Do this by scrolling to the top of this webpage and clicking the Email link in the top menu bar.
    • When logging in, your username will be your University System username (typically firstname.lastname) plus Note that is only used when logging in to your email.
    • Your email password is the same one you just created for CampusConnection.
    • Your NDSCS email address is your University System username (typically firstname.lastname) plus
For example, if your Campus Connection username is Lee.Smith, then your NDSCS email address is

1. Go to
2. Click the link for "Set up your NDSCS account"
3. Fill in the following information:
    • Last Name
    • Student ID number
    • Birth month (2 digits)
    • Birth day (2 digits)
    • Birth year (4 digits)
4. Click "I Agree"
5. Set your new password with the following criteria
    • Length of 10-32 characters
    • At least one capital and one lowercase letter
    • At least one number or symbol
    • No three consecutive letters of your First, Middle or Last name
6. Recovery email
    • Use either your campus email or a personal account
    • There is an option to skip this step