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Your username is the first 4 letters of last name, the number 1 (or subsequent number if duplicate names exist) followed by the first three letters of first name. For example:

  • John Smith's username would be smit1joh
  • The second John Smith's username would be smit2joh


New students: Account Activation – walk through the steps to setup your security questions and initial password.

Forgot your password? Password Reset – enter security questions to reset your password.

If you are having trouble or need help please contact Student IT Support at (218) 755-4207 or

Password Requirements:

  • Passwords must be between 8 and 16 characters in length.
  • Passwords must use at least 3 of the 4 following types of characters: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters. Special characters allowed are: !@#$%^&*()_+=-`{}[]|\:";'<>,.?/
  • You may not re-use an old password.

Passwords will expire 180 days after being changed.



Please contact IT Support at (218) 755-3777 or to get your username.


If you forgot your password, please use the MyBSU password reset. If you continue to have problems, or need other help please contact IT Support at (218) 755-3777 or