Email icon

Jacks Email

Your SDSU Jacks Email account is the official means of communication between SDSU and you. Administration, staff and professors use E-Mail to send important updates to students.

The account is provided by Microsoft's Office 365 program, so you will be redirected to an Office 365 sign in page. On the sign in page you will be asked to enter your Jacks email address. This will be in the format of your

Activate Jacks Email


MyState is your portal to all things SDSU. On MyState you can keep current on campus events, view important dates, purchase your parking pass, select your meal plan, load money on your MyJacks Card, find your textbooks and class schedule, and MORE.

Technology Talk

SDSU students have access to a variety of electronic accounts and resources - many of which they will access daily. They are often the primary gateways to important academic information and communication from the university, professors and advisors. We recommend that you activate and familiarize yourself with these accounts prior to registering for classes through SDSU. Be sure to track your login information and keep it in a safe and accessible spot for future reference.

If you are coming to Orientation, you are encouraged to bring your account credentials (logins, usernames, and passwords) with you. That way you'll already be one step ahead when you get here.

Get SDSU Connected

Step 1: Set up your Account

  • Visit
  • Enter your MyState Username (ex. JJRabbit for Jack Jacks Rabbit) and Student ID number in the appropriate fields. Click proceed.
  • An email will be sent to your personal email.
  • Check your email and click on the link to reset password.
  • Enter your MyState Username and create a password that is 8-16 characters. It must include at least one number. Click Reset Password.
  • Remember your MyState Username and password for use with other sites listed below.

Step 2: Login To Mystate

  • Visit
  • Click on "Sign In" in the top right corner.
  • Use your MyState Username.
  • Log in into MyState.
  • Once you have logged into MyState‚Ķ
    • Scholarships
    • Housing
    • New Student Orientation
    • Registration Self Service (Email and MyState password)
    • D2L (Email and MyState password) Note: You can access D2L after you have registered for classes.

Step 3: Login to Email

Step 4: Setup DUO

  • DUO is the multi-factor authentication service SDSU provides to keep your account safe.
  • Visit the DUO area for instruction guides, tutorials, FAQs, etc.

Step 5: Login into Self Service

Sign in with the same email and password you use to log in to D2L ( to access each of these areas

Need Help?

If you are having trouble setting up any of your SDSU accounts, you can contact the Support Desk for help.

Phone: (605) 688-6776
Hours: M-Th 8:00am - 6:00pm
F 8:00am - 5:00pm


blue D2L icon


D2L is a portal to your online courses' (and many on-campus courses') materials. You can access course documents, quizzes, assignments, grades, and discussion boards.

Help Resources

The D2L/Brightspace help resource site covers Getting Started, Discussions, Courses, Quizzes, and more.

View D2L Help Guides and How To Resources


If you need assistance using D2L/Brightspace, contact the SDState Support Desk at or 605-688-6776.