Covid-19 Information & Response

Anoka Ramsey remains committed to the following priorities:

  • Safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the faculty, staff, and students.
  • Enabling students to complete the spring semester, and progressing towards their educational goals.

For more information regarding Covid-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website by clicking here, or the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) by clicking here.

For a list of frequently asked questions regarding teleworking click here.

For a list of official communications from Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Minnstate, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: Star Alert Changes are coming October 7, 2019

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is revamping the way Star Alert (college emergency and weather-related messaging notification system) registrations occur.  We are moving from an Opt-In (self-registration) to an Opt-Out (auto-registration) process. 

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be purging current registrations by October 7, 2019 and auto-registering current students, faculty and staff into the Star Alert system. 

If you are external to ARCC (parent of a student, contract employee, etc.), you will need to re-register into the StarAlert portal on or after October 7, 2019.

Instructions to re-register will be made available on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Using your StarID to access resources

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to share the following information regarding the Office 365 Shared Tenant migration.

The most common questions are 1) how do I log into my email and 2) is (students) or (employees) my new email address?

You will use or as your login “username”, when prompted. or should not be used as a send/receive email address.

Reference guide to determine when to use the StarID by itself or with the or

Continue to use your college-provided email (,,, to communicate with your peers and colleagues.

Skype for Business and Shared Mailboxes – Update

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to provide the following updates to the Office 365 Shared Tenant migration.

  1. Skype for Business – Instructions for Skype for Business are available here.
  2. Shared Mailboxes – Shared mailboxes will be displayed towards the bottom of your mailbox (in Outlook client) or as a new window. Instructions to access Shared Mailboxes through the web can be found here.

OIT is adding new Post-Migration FAQs and How-To’s weekly!

Send the Service Desk an email if you have suggestions for FAQs or How-To’s.