To do's

Your Student Account

As a UMD student, your OneStop account provides access to many essential resources including university email, online class registration, and billing information. You need to initiate your account to access these resources.

How to Set Up Your Student Account

Initiate or "Claim" your OneStop account and opt into UMD Gmail with UMD’s Tech Center Help Desk, located at 165 Kirby Plaza. They are friendly and streamline the process.

University Email

Your university email account is the official means of communication between UMD and you. Check your university Gmail account regularly for important information and messages. We recommend that you do not forward your email from this account as you may lose messages or attachments.

Using Your UMD Email Account

It is important to always put a subject title in any email you send. Be sure to also sign your name at the end of every message. You can even create a signature block with your name and contact information. Once created, your details will automatically be included in every sent message. Relevant information includes your name, address, phone number or even a slogan or favorite expression.

UMD Information Technology & Systems Services provides additional details about your UMD Internet/Email Account.

Updating Your Contact Information

student and staff directory is published annually by UMD. Your name, local address and telephone number will be included. Make any changes to your personal information on the web:

  1. Go to MyU
  2. Click on email
  3. Opt into Google
  4. In MyU, Update “My Info”:

Student ID (U Card)

Your U Card serves as your student ID and gives you access to free Duluth Transit Authority bus rides, checking out books at the library, and Campus Cash. For more information, see the U Card office.

Textbook Purchases

You can bring a copy of your class schedule to the lower level bookstore to purchase books for your courses as soon as possible. Bookstore staff members can assist you in locating the books required for your classes.

Billing & Paying Your Bill

At a minimum, your bill at UMD will include the on-campus housing fee (if you live on campus) and Student Health Benefit Plan (insurance). It's issued in accordance with UMD billing and payment due dates. At this time UMD cannot accept payment from a foreign credit card.

You can, however, pay your bill by:

  • Check (from a U.S. bank account)
  • Electronic transfer from your U.S. savings or checking account
  • U.S. credit card
  • Cash (U.S. dollars only)

More info about billing and payments can be found on the UMD Billing & Payment website. 

Huntington Bank Account

You have the opportunity to open a Huntington Bank account (optional) after you arrive in Duluth. The Huntington Bank branch office is located on campus right across the hallway from the Study Abroad office. To set up an account you need to provide your passport, I-20, I-94, and U-card.


After your program has completed and your grades have been posted (~ 1 week after final exams), you will need to request your own official UMD transcript. You can view, print (unofficial), or request official transcripts from One Stop's Transcript page. Requesting a transcript is free, but you will need your UMD login credentials to complete the process.