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NDSU has so many services and tools that can help your student succeed!  We've put them all here for easier navigation.  Encourage your student to utilize these resources.  

Click or tap on a topic below to see available resources related to that topic.


Academic Advising

This site is designed to assist faculty and professional advisers when advising students by providing, in one location, those resources most useful on academic policies/procedures, registration, curricular requirements, and dates & deadlines.

Academic Calendar

The following provides information on important registration, financial aid, and account payment dates and deadlines throughout the academic school year.

ACE (Academic Collegiate Enhancement)

ACE Tutoring and Quiet Study is a free academic support program available to all enrolled undergraduate students. Whether you would like help understanding a course concept, want to find a study group, or simply just need a quiet place to study, ACE would like to help you meet your academic goals. 

Center for Writers

As a teaching service, we provide free, one-on-one writing consultations for members of the NDSU community who seek to improve their writing skills. For assistance with long personal documents (such as novels), we can provide a list of editors-for-hire.

Disability Services

Disability Services (DS) assists both students with disabilities, and faculty and staff working with students with disabilities.


The Main Library supports the learning and research needs of the students and faculty of North Dakota State University. It also serves the greater North Dakota State University community and general public.

Navigate Mobile App

Wouldn't it be great for a student to have a tool that helps them find their way around campus using GPS, make appointments, complete important tasks, keep track of deadlines, and explore major and career options?  There is, and it's called Navigate!  Students can download the mobile app to have all of this help in the palm of their hands.  Students can search for "Navigate Student" in Google Play or the Apple App Store, then North Dakota State University, and then sign in with their electronic ID and password.  It uses as much space as one photo, so there are no worries about storage issues!

Online Tutoring

While working face to face with a live tutor through small group and drop-in tutoring may be the most efficient and effective form of tutoring, we also realize there are times when you may not be able to stop into ACE due to conflicting schedules or you need assistance after hours. Because of this, we are happy to offer NDSU student online tutoring through Smarthinking. Students work one-on-one with real-time with an expert tutor using a virtual whiteboard.

Rising Scholars Peer Mentoring

Individualized support from a peer mentor who connects students with campus resources and assists with developing goal setting, time management and study skills.


The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes four outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. TRIO Programs at NDSU are administered through the Student Success Programs department.

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Campus Involvement

List of Campus Organizations

  • Clubs in your major can help students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings.
  • Helps to unite students and faculty with common interests, which can strengthen professional ties and builds a sense of community. 
  • Allows students to interact in a non-formal atmosphere to strengthen leadership and communication skills.
  • Allows interaction with your community or other professionals in your interest areas.

Student Activities Office

The Student Activities Office is here to further advance the mission of North Dakota State University and the Memorial Union by engaging and empowering student potential so as to foster personal leadership development, diversity appreciation and positive social and personal growth.

Campus Recreation & Intramural Sports

The Wellness Center's Intramural Sports program gives students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to participate in a variety of intramural activities throughout the academic year.

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Dining, Housing, and Parking

Dining Services

The mission of NDSU Dining is to create the highest quality of dining and food related experiences which will enhance the educational and social environment for our students, the university, and community.

Residence Life 

The Department of Residence Life supports students by providing a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn.

Parking and Transportation

The mission of facilities management is to help plan, create, maintain and operate an environment conducive to learning and research, all of which is to be accomplished through the most economical means possible.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships ensures student knowledge and access to financial aid programs which enable them to pursue their educational objectives at North Dakota State University.  The specialized services provided by our office are sensitive to student needs with emphasis on quality, accuracy, and efficiency.  In collaboration with the Division of Academic Affairs enhances a learning environment that supports student growth.

Tuition & Payments

NDSU's Customer Account Services facilitates the processes used for assessing and collecting tuition, fees and other costs of attendance. In addition Customer Account Services assists students with questions about their accounts, provides information on all charges and payments, processes payments and refunds, provides short-term loans to qualifying candidates, facilitates payment plans, processes tuition waivers, and manages student account related holds.

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Health & Safety

Counseling Services

The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment. The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, or academic nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.

Student Health Service

The mission of the Student Health Service is to provide access to quality and effective healthcare.

University Police & Safety Office

The University Police and Safety Office provides professional services and resources to help the campus be a safe and secure environment while being prepared to respond to the emergency service needs of the community.  To accomplish this, the department serves as the lead institutional unit responsible for safety and security, law enforcement, risk management and emergency preparedness and response.

Parent and Family Empower

NDSU is committed to providing a healthy and supportive environment where everyone can learn, work and live in a respectful atmosphere. Families can increase awareness and enhance the learning environment through many educational programs that are offered, including Parent and Family Empower.   This free, self-paced, online training provides important information related to sexuality, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault awareness and prevention, and NDSU policies related to discrimination and harassment.  For detailed information about this training, click here.  

Pathlight App

NDSU Personal Safety and Security Assist is a service of the University Police and Safety Office that uses a smartphone security app called Pathlight to enhance student safety.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is dedicated to developing and promoting opportunities for individuals of the University Community to incorporate the 7 Dimensions of Wellness into their lifestyle.

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Visitor and Travel Information

Want to visit the Fargo-Moorhead area?  This link will provide you with hotel information, attractions, festivals, restaurants, shopping, directions, and an event calendar.

Where to Stay While Visiting NDSU

Find a number of hotels in the area that have an NDSU discounted rate. 

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Suggested Reading

* You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
                       - By Marjorie Savage

* Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money
                       - By Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller

* Parent's Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years
                       - By Robin Raskin

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