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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Living in the Residential Life Apartments

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/housing/halls/apartmentresidents.html

Welcome to the Stadium Heights Residence Community

We hope you will find the information below helpful as you prepare to arrive in your apartment in Stadium Heights Residence Community!

Room Key

You will receive three keys for your use at the Stadium Heights Residence Community. Your apartment key allows you entrance to your apartment, the room door key allows you entrance to your bedroom, and your mailbox key allows you to open your mailbox.

Bathroom

The Bath & 1/2 units (Room layout #1 and #3) have one full bath and one extra sink and mirror right outside the bathroom.  The other units have one large bathroom with a larger counter and mirror with a single sink.

Bed and Mattress

Double Room - Your extra-long twin bed will be set in the lofted position when you arrive. Loft Set-Up Instructions. All bed components must remain in your room. An additional bed guard may be requested by submitting a Maintenance Request. Your mattress has a “firm” side and a “soft” side – see label on mattress end.

Single Room - Your full-size bed will be set in the unlofted position. All bed components must remain in your room. 

Desk and Dresser

One piece of each will be furnished in each bedroom per resident. 

Chair

One chair will be furnished in each bedroom per resident.

Apartment Temperature Control

Each apartment has temperature controls.

Cooling Your Apartment

Your apartment has been set system wide to cool down to 75 degrees F.

When the cooling season is over all air conditioners will be turned off community wide. 
To adjust the temperature complete the following steps:
1. Ensure the fan is set to AUTO. If you set the fan to ON this will continually pull in the outside air and will result in a warmer and more humid environment in your apartment.
2. Ensure the system is set to COOL. If they system display reads HEAT, push the button below the display until it say COOL.
3. Then adjust the temperature to your desired level by pushing the arrows on the right side of the thermostat. The up arrow will raise the temperature and the down arrow will lower the temperature.  The lowest temperature to which you are able to set your apartment is 75 degrees F.
4. To ensure proper air circulation, make sure the air vents are closed in the bathroom and the kitchen.

The property owners have placed a control to limit heating and cooling.  The agreement with the University allows this limit to control the utility cost for the property owners.  If this range does not meet your needs, contact Residential Life at Stadium Heights for an assessment.  If you tamper with the thermostat you may be referred to the student conduct process.

Heating Your Apartment

Your apartment has been set system wide to warm up to 70 degrees F.

Once you have considered the above adjust your apartment thermostat.  To do so complete the following steps:
1. Ensure the fan is set to AUTO. If you set the fan to ON this will continually pull in the outside air and will result in a cooler environment in your apartment in the colder months.
2. Ensure the system is set to HEAT. If they system display reads COOL, push the button below the display until it say HEAT.
3. Then adjust the temperature to your desired level by pushing the arrows on the right side of the thermostat. The up arrow will raise the temperature and the down arrow will lower the temperature.  The highest temperature to which you are able to heat your apartment is 70 degrees F.
4. To ensure proper air circulation, make sure the air vents are closed in the bathroom and the kitchen.

The property owners have placed a control to limit heating and cooling.  The agreement with the University allows this limit to control the utility cost for the property owners.  If this range does not meet your needs, contact Residential Life at Stadium Heights for an assessment.  If you tamper with the thermostat you may be referred to the student conduct process.

Cable Television

Each bedroom is equipped with one cable television jack. The living room is also equipped with one cable television jack. Please refer to the “Cable Television System” section of the Residential Life Student Guide for more information on accessing the cable television system.  

Internet

Wireless and wired Internet access is available throughout each building. Please refer to the Residence Hall Internet Connection Guide for more information on accessing the internet from your room.

Telephone

There is one telephone jack per bedroom. This is the gray jack. It is designed to accommodate more than one size of phone cord, so it may appear too large for your particular phone cord. To ensure that your phone cord is securely installed, insert it fully into the jack. Please refer to the “Telephone” section of the Residential Life Student Guide.

Toilet Paper

The first roll of toilet paper is provided for your apartment bathroom. You are responsible for additional toilet paper purchases.

Cleaning Supplies

One “starter kit” of cleaning supplies is provided per bathroom. Refills are not available. One toilet plunger is also provided per bathroom.  

Laundry Rooms

A laundry room is located in each building. Use of laundry machines is included in your room rate. These washing machines work best with high efficiency (HE) liquid detergent. If you are using powdered laundry detergent, use only ¼ of the amount specified on the box.  

Access to Other Floor Communities

Apartment residents may access all buildings within your community.

Parking

There are 256 parking spots on the property, as well as 6 motocycle spaces, and four different locations with bicycle racks.

Handicap Units

The handicap units have large bathrooms but no storage.  The bathrooms have only showers.  The closet in the hallway of both apartments have the washer and dryer in them.  Countertops are all lower with no cabinets under sinks for accessibility. 

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Please be aware that the information above may change.