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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/current/spring/spring_check_out.html

Personalized letters for EACH resident will be found in your mailbox on
Wednesday, April 18, 2011.

Here’s what residents need to know for a quick and easy residence hall check-out. The information is also on signs posted on each hall floor mid-April. 

We hope you have found living in the residence halls a a rewarding, convenient and enjoyable experience.  When you leave your room at the end of this semester, you will need to check out.  The following information is designed to help make your check-out process as easy as possible.

PDF Version of Check-Out Information

Halls Closed

The residence halls close and will be LOCKED for the end of year at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4.  Check out must be completed by 7:00 p.m. May 4, or earlier, if your finals end earlier in the week.


The last meal will be lunch on May 4.  Dining halls close at 1:30 p.m. May 4.

Your Cleaning Responsibilities

  • Start clearing out and cleaning your room early.  Begin to take things home now and participate in Spring Cleaning Days, Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25.
  • Make sure your bed is assembled correctly.
  • Make an appointment by Friday, April 27, with your CA to be checked out of your room.
  • Your CA will check your room for damages above normal wear and tear and collect your room key.
  • Your roommate should be present during check-out, or arrangements should be made with your roommate in advance to help determine resonsibility for any damages.
  • Your room should be clean and all of your belongings should be out of the room and out of the hallway at the time of your check-out apointment.  If your room or suite bathroom requires cleaning, you will be assessed labor costs.
  • If you do not properly check out of your room by 7:00 p.m. on May 4, you will be charged an improper check-out fee of $50 (in addition to any cleaning and/or damage charges you may owe).

Where will My Mail Be Forwarded?

Your mail will be forwarded to the address listed with the University as your permanent address (as displayed below). Make sure the addresss listed below is the address to which your mail should be forwarded.  Please follow the instructions below if you need to change your permanent address to reflect your forwarding address.

  • The United States Postal Service will not accept change-of-address cards from students living on-campus.
  • You must notify businesses and individuals directly of your address change.
  • Periodicals are only forwarded for 60 days.
  • Priority and first-class mail is forwarded for only 365 days.
  • Residents living on-campus for summer session will have their mail forwarded to their on-campus summer address.

Need to change your permanent address?

1. Contact the Campus Hub at www.mnsu.edu/campushub
2. Log in to mnsu.edu/eservices, and
3. Choose "Address Info" under Account Management.  Be sure to edit your PERMANENT ADDRESS.

Questions and Answers:

  • What about the trash?     
    - Take all trash, discarded wood, carpeting, etc. to the dumpster located outside your building.  Do not put and items in the trash room, floor lounge, or hallway.  Do not sweep any trash, dust, or dirt into the hallway.  You will be chared for leaving trash in your room.  Do not throw items out the window.
  • Where are the cleaning supplies? 
    - Cleaning supplies can be checked out at each community front desk.  Bring a photo ID.
  • What room furnishings stay in my room?
    - All funiture in your room at check-in should be there when you check out.  You will be assessed a labor charge for failure to remove personal belongings (trash included) from your room.
  • Where is check-out parking? 
    - Do not park or drive on the grass when moving out.  Parking is permitted in designated spaces only.
  • I've borrowed dining room items, now what? 
    - Please return any food service items (trays, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.) to the dining service.  No questions will be asked.
  • What about my unused Flex Dollars?  
    - Be sure to spend your Flex Dollars before you leave at the end of the semester.  Unused Flex Dollars DO NOT carry over to next year!

Prevent Theft

There is more opportunity than usual for theft during check-out week.  Protect yourself from theft by always locking your door and by not leaving your belongings unattended in the halls.

Dumpster Diversion Program

The Dumpster Diversion Program collects useful items you would otherwise throw away and diverts them to area thrift stores so they can be used by others.  This popular program is a joint venture of the Department of Residential Life and serveral non-profits including Habitat for Humanity ReStore and MVAC Again Thrift & More Store.

You can do your part by bringing your discarded items to one of four locations (on the map on your floor bulletin board) during these times:

  • Thursday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If You Choose to Stay on Campus for the summer:

See Our Summer Housing Registration Details 

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Residential Life, 111 Carkoski Commons, 507-389-1011, or reslife@mnsu.edu.