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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Preska Move-In Information

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Instructions for Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Back to Move-In Page

[PDF] Move-In Map (2 MiB)


20-Minute Unloading Zone (Ellis Curb)

  • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended until it is unloaded and moved away from the
    20-minute unloading zone!
  • Move Crew will help unload your vehicle and they can help watch belongings when vehicles are moved away from the unloading zone.
  • Move Crew volunteers work until approximately 3:00 p.m.
  • No trailers allowed in this unloading zone.  (Trailers unload in Lot 16.)

Check-In and Room Key Pickup

  • Students need to bring a picture ID to check in.
  • To check-in, enter the Preska lobby and follow the signs.


  • A limited number of flatbeds are available for check-out.
  • Students or family members may check these out with an ID.

You’re Unloaded, Now What?

  • Please move your car as soon as it is unloaded so the next student and their family can unload in this area. (check out the [PDF] move-in map (2 MiB))
  • Preska residents and guests: Move vehicles to Lot 20.
  • Vehicles that take up more than one parking stall: These vehicles must be moved to
    Lot 20.
  • Vehicles with handicap permits can park in Lot 16.


  • Shuttles run from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • The McElroy/Preska shuttle picks up and drop off from the bus shelters on Maywood, Lots 2 and 20 and in front of Julia Sears.

New Student and Family BBQ

  • Stop by the Myers Field House from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for dinner.
  • This is a “meal plan” dinner for students; Family members can pay at the event.

To Avoid Ticketing and Towing

  • Do not park in barricaded areas, handicap stalls, areas blocked with cones, yellow spaces, gold lots/spaces or facility stalls.
  • After 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, students and visitors can park in Green lots without a permit through Sunday, August 24 .