Navigate is a student-centered mobile app that provides personalized information to help keep you on the path toward academic success and timely graduation at Northern.

Navigate helps reduce the noise so you'll get connected to the right resources at the right time. The app helps you choose the right major, better understand requirements, make appointments with advisors and tutors, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines.


Get Started


Find the Navigate app

Go to Google Play or the App Store  and search "Navigate," then download.


Search 'Northern State University'

Once you've installed the app, search for "Northern State University."


Enter your credentials

  Enter your NSU username and password.



For more information or assistance, contact the Help Desk at or 605-626-2283.


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Stay informed about upcoming deadlines and critical tasks

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Meet with your professional advisor and review tutor availability for appointments or walk-ins

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Study Buddies

Opt in to discover other students who want to form study groups

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My Major Explorer

Match your interests and career goals with the right major, and see skills and career options for each major

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Class Schedule

View your class schedule and integrate it into your phone with the click of a button

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Hold Center

Connect to the right office so you can quickly resolve holds

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Seamlessly connect to Northern's resources


Why Use Navigate?

Get Step-by-step Guidance

Navigate is a free mobile app designed to help you thrive at Northern. Think of it as a personal advisor in your pocket! Navigate can make staying on top of tasks and making important decisions easier. It’s a guide to building a path to graduation - and staying on that path.


Know When Important Things Are Coming Up

Know when important things are coming up, and what to do about them. From attending orientation to preparing for finals, there’s a clear timeline of what you need to do. 


Find the Right Fit

The My Major tool connects your interests and goals to the right major at the college—fill out a short survey and Navigate takes it from there!


Get the Most Out of College

Get tips and tutorials on everything from getting involved in student organizations to paying for college, and discover what’s going on around campus with event notifications.


Connect to the Support You Need - Faster

Have questions or run into a problem? Resources refers you to your designated support network, while Appointments gets you facetime with people who can help.


Make Connections

Whether you're looking for academic advising, tutoring or ways to get involved outside the classroom, Navigate will connect you to the right people and resources.






You can download Navigate in the App Store or Google Play. For the desktop version, log in to MyNSU and select "Navigate" under "NSU Links."

Absolutely! For the desktop version, log in to MyNSU and select "Navigate" under "NSU Links."

It’s free! It costs nothing for you to download Navigate or use the desktop version.

Please contact the NSU Navigate team at or 605-626-2633.

Select Settings--Notification Settings to personalize your settings.

Holds are updated every 24 hours in Navigate, so check tomorrow to see if it’s successfully been resolved in Navigate. If the issue persists, contact the NSU Navigate team at or 605-626-2633.

Try a hard close and relaunch the app. On iOS, double click the Home button then swipe the app preview away to “hard close.” On Android, open the app manager view and slide the app preview away to “hard close.”

Contact Northern's Navigate team at or 605-626-2633.