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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Living in Crawford

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Updated 4-1-2015

Welcome to the Crawford Residence Community

We hope you will find the information below helpful as you prepare to arrive in your room in Crawford!

Room Key

Your room key opens your room door, your mailbox, and the community bathroom door.

Bed and Mattress

Your bed should 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.

Desk and Dresser

One desk and one dresser is provided per resident. Furniture may have lockable drawers. Use padlocks (which you supply) to lock these spaces.


A chair is provided for each resident.

Room Temperature Control

To let us know of a heating or cooling concern, please complete a maintenance request.

Cooling and Heating: Forced Air

In the cooling season ( typically from April 1st through mid October), the system provides cooled air.  In the heating season (typically from mid-October to April 1), the system provides warm air.

Cable Television

Each bedroom is 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.


There is one internet jack per student. Wireless internet access is available in public areas of the building (lobby, floor lounges, floor kitchens and laundry rooms). Please refer to the Residence Hall Internet Connection Guide for more information on accessing the internet from your room.

Community Bathrooms

Community bathrooms are found on all Crawford, McElroy and Preska I Hall floors.  Community Bathrooms are to be used by men only or women only as posted.

Laundry Rooms

There is one main laundry room in the building in the lower level. Laundry rooms remain locked and are accessible to Crawford residents with their MavCARD. 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.

Card Access to Other Floor Communities

Crawford residents may access all floor communities within their hall and Residential Life exterior doors that are connected to their building with their MavCARD. MavCARDs are also necessary to access all floors from the exit stairs.

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Please be aware that the information above may change.