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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
New Students and Family Programs

Agenda

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/newstudent/orientation/new/agenda.html

Academic Year Orientation Schedule (August/January)

View Email Reminder: [PDF] Parking, Check-in, and Program Schedule Information (453 KiB)

Review the Schedule: [PDF] Academic Year Orientation Schedule (315 KiB)

  • Students are required to attend the entire one day program in order to register for classes.
  • Please note that that more detailed information will be provided to registered guests via email closer to your registered program date.

8:00-9:15 a.m.: Check-in and Placement Exams (Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union)

9:15-11:00 a.m.: Informational Sessions

  • Student Financial Services
  • Academic Expectations and Requirements

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Lunch and MavCARD

12:00-4:00 p.m.: Advising and Registration 

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Get your MavCARD

1:30-4:00 p.m.: Textbook Reservation Assistance (Barnes and Noble)

 

 

Two Day Summer Orientation Schedule

  • Students are required to attend the entire two day program in order to register for classes.
  • Program check-in begins at 10:15 a.m. on day one, and orientation typically ends by 4:00 p.m. on day two. Lunch is not included on day one of orientation. 

Day One Overview

10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Orientation Check-in 

Pre-Orientation Sessions (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

  • Financial Aid Information Sessions
  • Student ID Appointments (Appointments times are assigned at check-in)

1:00 p.m.: Orientation Begins

1:00-4:00 p.m.: Information Sessions

  • Student Financial Services- Financial Aid, Billing, and Important Dates
  • Academic Expectations and Information
  • Residential Life
  • Meal Plans

4:15-6:30 p.m.: Math and English Placement Testing

  • Alternative activites will be available for students who do not need to take the placement test.

5:30- 7:30 p.m.: Dining Center Open for Dinner

7:30-11:30 p.m. : Nighttime Orientation Activities (Students Only)

  • Meet your orientation small group
  • Q & A with current students
  • Group activities
  • Campus recreation time at Otto Recreation Center
  • Bowling and billiards at the Maverick Bullpen
     

Day Two Overview

7:15-8:30 a.m.: Room Checkout and Breakfast

8:00-9:30 a.m.: Get your MavCARD

8:30- 9:30 a.m: Campus Resource and Office Fair

9:30-11:15 a.m.: Information Sessions

  • Student Involvement
  • Campus Recreation Center
  • Textbooks
  • Student Health Services
  • Institutional Diversity
  • Safety and Security
  • Academic Transitions

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lunch

12:20-4:00 p.m.: Student Course Advisement and Registration

1:30-4:00 p.m.: Orientation Checkout

1:30-4:00 p.m.: Textbook Reservation Assistance (Barnes and Noble)

2:00-4:00 p.m.: Computer Purchase and Set-up Assistance (Campus Computer Store)


 

One Day Summer Orientation Schedule

Complete the [PDF] Orientation and Advising Preparation Guide (749 KiB) (One Day  Programs ONLY)

 

  • Students are required to attend the entire one day program in order to register for classes.
  • Program check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. Any student needing the Math and/or English Placement Test should arrive at that time.
  • Please note that that more detailed information will be provided to registered guests via email closer to your registered program date.
     

Orientation Schedule

7:45-8:45 a.m.: Check-in

7:45-9:00 a.m.: Math and English Placement Testing

7:45-9:00 a.m. Campus Resource and Office Fair

7:45-8:45 a.m.: MavCard Student ID

  • Limited applications and photos processed as time allows; afternoon time available for most

9:00 a.m.: Welcome

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Information Sessions

  • Student Financial Services
  • Academic Information
  • Residence Life
  • Meal Plans and Dining
  • Textbook Information
  • Campus Security and Safety

11:15 a.m..-12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Orientation Small Groups

12:30-3:15 p.m.: Course Advisement and Registration

1:30-3:45 p.m.: MavCard Student ID

1:30-4:00 p.m.: Orientation Checkout

1:30-4:00 p.m.: Textbook Reservation Assistance (Barnes and Noble)

2:00-4:00 p.m.: Computer Purchase and Set-up Assistance (Campus Computer Store)