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.

What to do before you leave for the Migration Weekend

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to share the following reminders for the Migration Weekend, beginning 6:00 PM, Friday, June 14.

In preparation for the migration weekend, please do the following:

  1. Make backups of any Outlook personalization, like Signatures and Rules
  2. Export personal contact lists or users
  3. If you the owner of a shared account, please backup your files and/or settings

**For more information, review the Outlook Pre-Migration Tasks**
**Note:  Calendar items updated on Friday, June 14 may not be copied.  Please limit CALENDAR changes or keep separate notes for Friday.**

If you work with students during the summer or teach courses, please remind your students:

  1. D2L, eServices, and installed version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) are available
  2. Online versions of Microsoft Office will not be available
  3. Email to/from college-provided accounts (, will not be delivered/sent until the migration is complete

**For more information, review the Pre-Migration and During Migration FAQs**

Access to Outlook and other Microsoft-related sites/applications will use STARID@MINNSTATE.EDU (staff/faculty) or STARID@GO.MINNSTATE.EDU (students) beginning Monday, June 17.

The Service Desk team members will update employee’s Outlook client beginning Monday, June 17.  In the meantime, you can access your email via WebMail ( or via the EMAIL drop-down option from the college homepage.

**For more information, review the Post-Migration FAQs**

Please contact the Service Desk if you have any questions regarding any information provided for the Office 365 Migration project.