Eduroam is a secure global wireless access service for the educational and research community. We are starting to offer eduroam across our colleges and universities. Minnesota State students and employees can use their StarID credentials (StarID@minnstate.edu) to access Wi-Fi when visiting participating institutions. Visitors from other eduroam-participating colleges and universities can access Wi-Fi at participating Minnesota State colleges and universities using the usernames and passwords from their home institutions. 

At Minnesota State, eduroam serves the goal of improving seamless access across our colleges and universities. Instead of wondering how to get access to guest Wi-Fi or StarLAN, you can simply use eduroam. Once a device is configured to use eduroam, it can automatically join: open your laptop or phone, and go. (Need more information about how to connect to eduroam?

The system office has joined eduroam on behalf of all of Minnesota State, and has established an enterprise service to support signon. We are initially offering a service for basic authentication and plan to expand that service over time to allow more fine-grained access. A few colleges and universities have joined eduroam on their own to support different levels of service for college- or university-managed devices on campus.

Eduroam does not completely replace guest wireless networks, but it does facilitate wireless access for education users, including students and employees of any Minnesota State college or university, and faculty visiting from other higher education institutions. In time, eduroam should replace StarLAN and become the wireless service of choice at any of our colleges and universities.

Project Status

We have begun to work with colleges and universities to offer eduroam on their campuses. We plan to offer eduroam at at least half of our colleges and universities by July 2018. Campus CIOs who are interested in offering eduroam should contact Sam Buchanan or Sheila Otte on the IAM team.

Last updated September 26, 2017.

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College or University Status
Alexandria Technical and Community College piloting
Anoka Technical College not planned
Anoka-Ramsey Community College not planned
Bemidji State University not planned
Central Lakes College production
Century College planning
Dakota County Technical College planning
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College not planned
Hennepin Technical College * not planned
Hibbing Community College piloting
Inver Hills Community College planning
Itasca Community College not planned
Lake Superior College piloting
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College piloting
Metropolitan State University * production
Minneapolis Community and Technical College planning
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical not planned
Minnesota State Community and Technical College complete
Minnesota State University, Mankato not planned
Minnesota State University Moorhead * production
Minnesota West Community and Technical College not planned
Normandale Community College not planned
North Hennepin Community College not planned
Northland Community and Technical College not planned
Northwest Technical College not planned
Pine Technical College piloting
Rainy River Community College not planned
Ridgewater College production
Riverland Community College piloting
Rochester Community and Technical College not planned
Saint Paul College production
South Central College not planned
Southwest Minnesota State University not planned
St. Cloud State University not planned
St. Cloud Technical and Community College planning
System Office complete
Vermilion Community College production
Winona State University not planned

 

Colleges and universities marked with an asterisk "*" have joined eduroam independently, and no integration with the enterprise service is planned. When eduroam is fully deployed on those campuses, your StarID@minnstate.edu credentials will work to sign onto eduroam at those campuses when fully deployed.