Stay informed about NextGen

What is NextGen?

NextGen is the Minnesota State project to create a new technology landscape to support students, faculty, and staff at our 33 colleges and universities across the state. As part of this project, Minnesota State chose cloud-based Workday as the modern technology solution that will meet the needs of today’s students and campuses.

It will link all 54 campuses and serve as a unified administrative technology system that improves the student experience and streamlines enterprise-wide business processes in:

  • finance,
  • human capital management (HCM, also commonly referred to as human resources), and
  • student services.

Stay Informed

Minnesota State students, faculty, and staff can access additional information about NextGen, including project updates, demo videos, FAQs, and more by going to More information about NextGen Student is coming soon.

UpNext Newsletter

On the internal Friends of NextGen site you can also find the UpNext Newsletter Archive and a way to subscribe to the UpNext Newsletter.

A recent UpNext Newsletter featured the Take 5 Challenge:

“Next time your team meets, take five minutes at the beginning of the meeting for everyone to read or watch one Workday piece – choose from: 

Change takes time – and with just about nine months until go-live, it’s a good time to start to get acquainted with all things Workday. Familiarize yourself with the terminology, what business processes are changing, and how Minnesota State is configuring Workday to be the best possible system for all of our colleges and universities. Share what you have learned with your colleagues and pass along the Take 5 Challenge to others. We understand everyone is busy, so a suggestion is to schedule your five minutes of Workday early learning – whatever works for you! “

Learn more

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Contact the NextGen Project Team.

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