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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Living in the Residential Life Apartments

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

Room Key

You will receive two keys for your use at Stadium Heights. Your apartment key allows you entrance to your apartment and bedroom and your mailbox key allows you to open your mailbox.


Bathroom

The bath & 1/2 units (Room layout #1, #3, #4 and #6) have one full bath and one extra sink and mirror right outside the bathroom.  The other units (#2 and #5) 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.

Single Room - You will have a full-size bed that cannot be lofted. All bed components must remain in your room. 


Desk and Dresser

One desk and dresser will be furnished in each bedroom per resident. Your desk and dresser may have lockable drawers. Use padlocks (which you supply) to lock these spaces.


Chair

One desk chair will be furnished in each bedroom per resident.


Apartment Temperature Control

Each apartment has a thermostat. 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 the Property Manager for an assessment.  If you tamper with the thermostat you will be referred to the student conduct process.

Cooling Your Apartment

Your apartment has been set system-wide to cool down to 72 degrees F. When the cooling season is over all air conditioners will be turned off. 

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 outside air and will result in a warmer and more humid environment in your apartment.
2. Ensure the system is set to COOL. If the system display reads HEAT, push the button below the display until it says COOL.
3. 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 72 degrees F.
4. To ensure proper air circulation, make sure the air vents are closed in the bathroom and the kitchen.

Heating Your Apartment

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


1. Ensure the fan is set to AUTO. If you set the fan to ON this will continually pull in 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 the system display reads COOL, push the button below the display until it says HEAT.
3. 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.


Cable Television

Each bedroom is equipped with one cable television jack. The living room is also equipped with one cable television jack. Residents must supply their own cable cord.


Internet

There is one wired internet jack per room, in addition to one wireless access point in every student room which provides an excellent wireless connection in the room and throughout the entire residence community.


Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is supplied to residents throughout the year. To request more, submit a maintenance request.


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.


Access to Other Floor Communities

Apartment residents may access all buildings within the community with their MavCARD.


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.