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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

End of Fall Semester

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Halls Closed

The residence halls close for Winter Break at 7 p.m. Friday, December 11 and reopen for Spring Semester at 8 a.m. Friday, January 8. Read more about Winter Break.

Maverick 160 Meal Plan: Convert Meals to Flex Dollars

Students with the Maverick 160 meal plan may convert any of the 160 meals a semester into Flex Dollars, at a rate of $5.50 per meal, twice a semester (by November 30 for Fall Semester). Stop by the Residential Life Office at 111 Carkoski Commons or convert your meals online.

Need to Change Your Meal Plan?

You can change your meal plan for Spring Semester to the AnyTime, Maverick 160, or 14 meal plan. Please come to the Residential Life Office to fill out a Meal Plan Change Request form.

Graduating or Leaving Campus?

If you plan to leave the University for any reason, including graduation, you must complete and turn in a Contract Release Request form to the Residential Life Office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 4. There is a $30 administrative fee for an approved contract release. After this day, approved contract release requests are subject to an additional $20 administrative charge. See your Residential Life Student Guide or Stadium Heights Student Guide Supplement online at for more information about contract releases and situations under which releases are granted.

Need a Late Stay Extension Due to Graduation?

If you are participating in graduation events, please submit a Late Check-Out Request by Noon on Thursday, December 10 to stay in your room until 5 p.m. Saturday, December 12.

Changing Rooms for Spring Semester

If you would like to move to a different room for Spring Semester, submit your request to the Front Desk of your community by noon Friday, December 4. If changing rooms for Spring Semester, moves must be completed by 7 p.m. Friday, December 11. Room change opportunities resume Monday, January 25.

Getting a New Roommate

If you are currently living alone in a room for two residents (or there is a vacant space in your apartment), or if your current roommate is not returning for Spring Semester, you will be assigned a new roommate. So, before you leave for break, make sure that a bed, a desk, a desk chair, and closet space are available for your new roommate and that your room is clean. Failure to do so may result in a minimum cleaning charge of $30.00 and a conduct hearing. The Department of Residential Life will notify you by e-mail over the break when you are assigned a roommate.