University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

New Students



Enroll in DUO

Students are required to enroll in DUO within one week of registering for classes.

"Duo: something you know (UMN internet ID and password) + something you have (a device with Duo) = secure access

The University of Minnesota provides Duo Security to help students, faculty, and staff safeguard themselves against cybercrime. Duo Security (two-factor authentication) is required at the UMN Sign-In page. The Sign-In page is the University’s gateway to applications such as MyU, G Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc.) Canvas, and many others.

By requiring you to verify your identity with a device, Duo Security adds another security in front of the information, accounts, and assets you access online even in the event your password is stolen.

Directions for Most International Students

All students located internationally who are not in China or an Embargoed Country should do the following:

Directions for Students in China

It can be difficult for individuals in China to enroll in Duo because DUO Mobile for Android does not work. To register:

You will also be required to have a verification call with Technology Help through Zoom.

Directions for Students in Embargoed Countries

DUO does not work in embargoed countries. Technology Help can suspend the requirement for you to use Zoom until you are in the United States, but you will need to have a verification call through Zoom.