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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Internet and E-mail Access




Gain Access: Activate your MavACCOUNT

You can't get onto the Internet or access your e-mail without logging on. To do that, you'll need a user name (ID) and password. Click the link above to set up your password and, once you're done creating your MavACCOUNT, you'll have instant access to your MavMAIL, MavDISK and MavNET.




Note: Incoming freshmen accounts become active a few days after they register for classes or attend an orientation session.

MavMAIL: MSU's e-mail system MavMAIL




MavMAIL is Minnesota State Mankato's free web-based e-mail service. MavMAIL provides e-mail, calendar and address books for student, faculty and staff's personal use. All official e-mail communications, including financial aid, billing, and announcements, will be sent to this e-mail address. You can click the link above to log on and start using your mailbox.

Note: incoming freshmen will not be activated on the University's network until two weeks prior to the first term they have registered to attend.

Wireles Access: MavNETPDA device

You've probably heard about Minnesota State University, Mankato being one of the nation's most wireless-accessible campuses in the country. This is true! If you have a wireless network card in your notebook computer or other wireless computer device, you can enjoy all the benefits of the wired network.

Free File Storage and Website Hosting: MavDISKMavDISK




When your coursework requires files that you need to get from any location on, or off campus, get to know MavDISK. This great service gives every student 600Mb of file storage space and website hosting so you can develop your own web site.

Computer Access: Classroom technology in the ACC and beyond

Main Computer Lab: Academic Computer Center

The University's  Academic Computer Center is filled with almost all the hardware and software you'll need, from word processing to advanced graphics and multimedia capabilities. It opens early and closes late, and is available on weekends as well. There is one of the easiest places to print out your papers and reports, too.

Satellite Labs

Some satellite labs provide specialized resources. There are satellite computer labs all over campus. Check to see if there's one in your building, including the Residential Halls!

Library Services

When you visit Memorial Library, you'll see computers on every floor. Some are restricted for searches, but others are available for your use on other projects, or internet research. Check out the Library website for more information on what is available.

Residence Halls Access

If you live on campus, your room has computer network connections. Your computer needs an ethernet card and you will need an ethernet cable. You can find instructions on how to get connected at ResTech Services network setup page.


Call the Service Desk at 389-6654

Your first call when computer hardware or software doesn't work: 389-6654, or email us at

ResTech Services: tech support within ResLife

The ResTech Services offers comprehensive computer support for students living in the residence halls.

Hardware and Software

Software for students, faculty and staff

Purchasing Hardware and Software: Campus Computer Store

Academic discounted pricing on hardware and software for students.