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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Educational Opportunities

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/educational_opportunities/edu_opportunities.html

It's up to YOU.

While living on campus, keep in mind that at Minnesota State Mankato, the residence communitiess are a lot more than a place to sleep.   

As part of our mission, Residential Life states that "we want to facilitate students' academic success by providing education opportunities."  Here are some links to our own Residential Life Educational Opportunities and links to other academic opportunities here on campus.  Activities, classes, times and offerings may change from year to year.

Before you come to campus check out opportunities through the Office of New Student and Family Programs.  Here are just a few...

 

One Minute Clinic

Conducted three days each week in the lobby of one of the residence communities, this program gives residents instant academic assistance from upper-class “Maverick Mentors.” In the current academic year, an average of 309 students per week are using the program. 

Crawford Study Halls

Crawford Residence Community has a study hall in the lobby every Tuesday night for residents to study together.  Extra tables, chairs, and healthy snacks are provided.  Gift cards are given away to one lucky winner each week!

Study Bucks

Students "caught" studying receive study bucks.  After a specified period of time, prizes are awarded to those with the most "money." Prizes often include movie baskets or college items for rooms. 

Faculty Review Sessions

Looking to increase your grade in a particular class?  The Maverick Mentor program, in partnership with MSU Faculty, offer students end of the semester review sessions in December and April.  These sessions are FREE for students and are located in the residence communities.  Some example classes that have had review sessions in the past are Math 98, Math 112, Astronomy 101/102, Geography 100, English, and Spanish 101/102.  Watch your E-Newsletters to see what Faculty Review Sessions will be available this year! 

Scholarship Fair is Wednesday, February 5, 2014 on Mav Ave

Come to the Scholarship Fair from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 5 to meet representatives from each of the colleges.  These representatives willl be available to answer your questions and to assist you in applying for scholarships.  This event is sponsored by: Residential Life, NRHH, New Student and Family Programs, and the Offices of Student Affairs.

 [JPG] Scholarship Fair Flyer (59 KiB) 

"A Guide to FREE MONEY" is Thursday, February 13 in Preska 126

Apply for Scholarships Now! Come to [PDF] "Making Scholarships Simple: A Guide to FREE MONEY!" (451 KiB)    between 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Preska Classroom 126. You will have an opportunity to chat with University experts on how to develop a scholarship application.  Staff can help you with resumes, references, personal statements, and financial aid questions.  Participants will be eligible to win prizes!  

"Explore Your Major" by Visiting with Other Students on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in Preska 126!

Are you unsure of your major? Now's the time to explore your options before you register for next semester! Pop by & visit with other students about their majors - how they picked them, what they love about them, campus resources to help you explore, and MORE!"

[PDF] Explore Your Major Poster >>> (155 KiB) 

Check Out Other Educational Resources On Campus

Career Development Center - Located in the Student Union nearest Julia Sears Residence Communities
Center for Academic Success - Located in Wiecking Building nearest Crawford and McElroy Residence communities
Library - Located nearest Preska Residence Communities
Student Support Services - Located in Wiecking Building nearest Crawford and McElroy Residence communities
 

Campus-wide Educational Opportunities through the Department of Student Life