StarID Access

Attention Students

Your StarID password must be changed every 180 days. If your password expires, you will be locked out of online services until you reset the password using the StarID Self Service site:

Click on “Expired Password” and follow the instructions under the Students section.

How to Get my StarID?

Go to and use any one of the following:

  • Tech ID/Student ID - you'll also need your entire social security number
  • Personal Email - the email address you provided on your application when you applied to the college; a verification code will be sent to this address
  • Verification Code - a temporary code sent to you via the personal email you have in your student record with the college

Where can I activate my StarID?

You can activate it on any computer that has a web browser open. We have computers available on campus for students to activate them in: Austin East Open Lab, Austin West Rm A228, Albert Lea Rm 201i, and Owatonna Student Services.

What is StarID?

StarID is a single username that can be used to log into any enabled system across Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). Starting on May 28, 2013, StarID will be used to log in to campus-related technology systems.

The StarID format consists of two letters followed by four numbers, followed by two letters, such as ab1234cd. StarIDs are assigned randomly-due to security issues, any similarity to personal information is purely coincidental. StarID is never duplicated and never re-assigned. This means that once issued, you can use the same StarID every time you visit a participating institution over the lifetime of your relationship with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

What can I do with my StarID?

At Riverland College, StarID gives you access to ALL of the following:

  • Campus computers
  • Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • e-services
  • Riverland e-mail

What are the password rules?

To protect your private information, you need to choose a complex password and change it every 180 days. We send you an email notice when your password changes or is about to expire. Rather than send a notice to every email address on your profile, we just use your preferred email. If you have only one address on your StarID profile, that is your preferred email. If you have more than one, you can log into Manage Profile to update it. Your password needs:

  • 8 to 28 characters
  • At least three of the following types of characters:
    • uppercase letter
    • lowercase letter
    • number
    • special character !@#$%^&*()_+=-'{}[]|\:";'<>,.?/
  • To never have been used before as a password with StarID Tips for creating passwords as well as steps to change your password can be found at

Need Help?

Go to or Contact the Riverland ITS Help Desk.

Forgot your StarID or Password?

Go to

You will first be required to verify your identity by providing one of the following sets of identifiers:

  • Tech ID/Student ID - you'll also need your entire social security number.
  • The Personal Email Address associated with your eServices account.
  • Verification Code a temporary code sent to you via the personal email you have in your student record with the college If you did not provide a social security number on your

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