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 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 paramount 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

Your UMD bill includes, at a minimum, your on-campus housing fee (if you live on campus). 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. 

U.S. Bank Account

You have the opportunity to open a U.S. bank account (optional) after you arrive in Duluth. This free bank account is offered through the university-affiliated TCF Bank. Your TCF Bank account is linked with your U Card (student ID), plus a 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 Duluth address, your passport, and your UMD student ID number in person.


After your program has completed and your grades are posted, you will need to request an official UMD transcript per your home university's guidelines. You can view, print (unofficial), or request official transcripts from UMD One Stop.