The Housing Contract binds you to certain legal requirements. Very specific guidelines must be followed both in entering into and in ending a contract. The guidelines are listed here and are a part of the Housing Contract. The terms and conditions of your contract should be understood, and you should realize that the contract is a legal, binding document.
Note: The University reserves the right to make changes to the residence communities, programs, and meal plans at any time.
Contracts are not transferable from student to student nor from year to year.
All Housing Contracts are in effect for one academic year or that portion of the academic year remaining at the time occupancy begins. Once signed, a contract can be ended only under the specific guidelines listed in the contract termination and contract release sections of the contract. Any contract changes (release, room changes, etc.) that affect billing will become effective the Saturday following the transaction.
Cancellation of a room contract is allowed only in accordance with the following procedures:
Cancellations are accepted in writing, online, or by e-mail only. No cancellations will be taken over the telephone.
Cancellations must be received by the Department of Residential Life. Cancellations sent to other University offices are not valid. Failure to register or withdrawal from the University does not constitute cancellation of the Housing Contract.
Bills for Fall Semester University charges will first be available on the University's website in August. Room and Board payments are due as indicated by University policy. Students receiving financial aid will have that aid applied toward their comprehensive semester charges. More information about the payment schedule is available in the semester class schedule. The Department of Residential Life reserves the right to adjust your bill if an error was made.
We recognize that some students must remain in Mankato for the entire academic year. Consequently, all of the residence communities remain open during Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. Housing is also available for students attending summer session classes. A fee is charged for the winter break period, summer session, and summer interim housing. The dining hall is closed during academic breaks. Break housing in students' current rooms is available only during the regular academic year. Students may be required to move to another location for the summer months.