Welcome to the New St. Cloud State University

The world is changing and so is St. Cloud State University. We are taking a new approach to higher education as we boldly redefine what it means to be a state university. It's Time is our strategic framework for the future, outlining key areas for investment and innovation as we deliver market-relevant programs, certifications, and degrees from nationally recognized programs.

The It's Time strategic framework is focused on fields that are important to our state, its citizens and its businesses. We are excelling in the fields of engineering and applied science, holistic health and wellness, education, and leadership. Additionally, we deliver an education with a strong liberal arts foundation, as students pursue their intellectual interests, broaden their perspectives, and strengthen the skills that are highly sought after by employers.

We invite you to join us in this glorious adventure we call education and go Huskies!

It's Time is a new approach – one that evolves with students and the region and keeps the university dynamic, inclusive and flourishing.

Dr. Robbyn R. Wacker, President

Get to Know the New St. Cloud State University

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The It's Time strategic framework is our bold strategic vision for building on our strengths and elevating the academic distinction of SCSU. We are investing in our faculty who are world-class educators and scholars. We are extending our reach through innovative degree offerings for Minnesotans in the region. We are ever focused on the success of our students as we tailor services and programs to build toward their future. Our campus is, and will continue to be, a welcoming environment for students and community members with diverse perspectives to meet their educational goals and pursue their dreams.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion through intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the University.
  • Academic Distinction: Growing our nationally recognized programs and strengthening our foundation in the liberal arts.
  • Inspiring Teacher-Scholars: Supporting our faculty as they invite students into the research process and prepare them for success in work and in life.
  • Individualized Student Success: Our Husky Experience is tailored to meet students where they are in the learning process and to help guide a clear pathway for their future.
  • Extended University Reach: Providing access to Minnesotans and our students from around the globe with affordable and high-quality degree programs and certifications.

It's Time Strategic Framework in Action

Academic Distinction

Student playing esports

Our new esports program is unique in that it includes three important aspects of esports academic degrees to prepare students for esports careers, recreational opportunities and a chance to be on our competitive team playing against other universities.

Esports at SCSU

Inspiring Teacher-Scholars

Dr. Hanzsek-Brill with colleagues

Through a teacher-scholar model, professors are not only expected to engage in active research and publishing in their field of study but also to include students in their practice of inquiry, directly as assistants and by incorporating discovery into their curriculum. 

Our Faculty

Huskies Advance

Art professor with student

Huskies Advance gives undergraduate students a holistic approach to learning, with students designing an experience in addition to their major that fits their professional and personal goals in one of six specific areas: environmental sustainability, social justice, international engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, and civic engagement.

Huskies Advance

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