To do's

How to Set Up Your Student Account

As a UMD student, you need to set up your student account to access essential resources like university email, online class registration, and billing information.

Initiate or "Claim" your 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 is the official way UMD communicates with you. Check it regularly for important information. Avoid forwarding emails from this account to prevent losing messages or attachments.

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.