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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

First Year Student Opportunities

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    You Get One "First Year"

    You're only a first-year student once!  By joining a Learning Community you'll meet other students with similar interests and passions, and you'll discover activities that suit you as a student and a person.  You'll live and learn in an environment designed specifically for success on campus and beyond.  There is no additional cost to enroll.


    The following Learning Communities are offered for first-year students for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

    • A Housing Application, $250 pre-payment and signed contract are required for acceptance into a First-Year Learning Community.
    • If you are accepted into a First-Year Learning Community with required housing, Residential Life will automatically assign you to the appropriate floor for your Learning Community, regardless of what you've listed for preferences on your housing application.

    *Courses listed for the learning communities are subject to change as the semester nears.

  • Alpha Engineering

  • Aviation

  • BE YOU: A Black Male Learning Community

  • Elementary Education

  • Exploring Education

  • Exploring Health Careers

  • Exploring Helping Careers in Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Honors Launch

  • Introduction to Science, Engineering & Technology

  • Leadership

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Nursing

  • Pre-Professional Sciences

  • RISE: A Guided Pathways Learning Community

  • RISEbio Scholars

  • The following Exploratory Track is being offered for first-year students for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

  • [PDF] Arts and Humanities Exploratory Track (2 MiB)

Questions? Contact:

Jean Clarke
Director, University Learning Communities
C131 Crawford Residence Community
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1450