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 ( 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

By July 2019, all of our colleges and universities should offer eduroam, and we will have begun work on offering service beyond simply "internet only" access that has been our goal during the initial rollout.

Last updated December 19, 2018.

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


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