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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/new/getready-ForSpring.html

Application and Prepayment Due Dates 


You'll need your Minnesota State Mankato StarID and/or TechID
What is my StarID or StarID Password?
What is my TechID or TechID Password?



Your Spring Checklist 

Before Class Begins 

Move-In Day 

After Class Begins


Because of many new housing applicants and cancellations over the winter break, roommate information sometimes changes. We recommend checking your roommate information occassionally before the start of the semester.
See who your roommate is through E-services beginning Friday, December 19, 2014.

Your Room: Dimensions, Floor Plan, and Other Details

Once you know your room assignment, you can view the floor plan for your room.

Find out your room assignment through E-services beginning Friday, December 19, 2014.
See the floor plan and read about other details about your room.


Cancellations and Your Housing Contract

Contracts may be canceled and $200 of the $250 prepayment will be refunded if your cancellation is received by December 12, 2014. Cancellations must be in writing and postmarked by January 8, 2015 or have been received in our office via email (reslife@mnsu.edu) by January 8, 2015.

Please make certain you are completely familiar with the terms of your Housing Contract. Your signed contract is on file and we will send you a copy upon request. This contract is legally binding for the remainder of the academic year, and you should be sure you understand your contractual responsibilities to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Pay particular attention to the Cancellation and Release sections of the contract (Sections 9 and 10) and the Check-in and Check-out section (Section 13a).
Read more about canceling your housing


Billing statements will not be mailed to students. Students can obtain account information and payment procedures online through E-services.
Pay your bill online

Move-In Day

Spring Semester Move-In Day is Friday, January 9, 2015. This is the first day new students may move in to the Residence Communities. Students may move in throughout the weekend as well. Check in at the front desk of your residence community.  Front desks are open from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 A.M. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Campus Maps, Driving Directions, and Mankato Area Maps

Your Meal Plan

Please also verify within the online housing applicaition that you have selected a meal plan. If you have not yet selected a meal plan or if you wish to change your selected plan, you may do so online through E-services. You may also send us an e-mail. Please include your name, TechID, and the plan you would like. Students who have not selected a meal plan by Sunday, January 4, 2015 will be assigned to the Maverick 14 meal plan if you will be living in the Crawford, Julia Sears, McElroy, or Preska Residence Community and the Maverick Flex meal plan if you will be living in the Stadium Heights Residence Community. Meal plan changes may be made through the Friday of the second week of classes. The first meal offered by University Dining Services will be the lunch on Friday, January 9, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Read more about meal plan changes
Make changes to your meal plan online


If you would like to bring a car to campus for the academic year, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website in April or later to apply for a parking permit!  At time of application, indicate your lot preference.

Stadium Heights residents are not required to purchase a MSU parking permit.  Students assigned to Stadium Heights who have applied for a parking permit may request a refund as parking in is included in the apartment rate for the Stadium Heights lot.

View parking rates and apply for a permit online


Classes begin Monday, January 12, 2015.

Computer Recommendations: Connecting to the Internet in Your Residence Hall Room

To get connected to the wired Internet in your room, you will need to bring:
1. A computer with an Ethernet adapter or card.
2. An Ethernet cable (Cat 5 10/100Base-T cable with RJ-45 connectors) in order to connect your computer to the network port in your room.

To access the internet through a wireless connection in the public areas in the residence halls and on campus, bring a computer (laptop) that also has a wireless Ethernet adapter or card.

When You Arrive On Campus

When you check in, you will be given information regarding the internet user agreement, and set up instructions on how to register your computer to the network.


IT Services' recommended configurations for desktop and laptop computers can be found here.
If you are buying a new computer, it is best to purchase one with an Ethernet adapter pre-installed. This can be on-board, or a separate card already installed as long as the machine has an Ethernet port. You can also buy a separate Ethernet card (nic) for your system.

Special Technology Offers

Visit the Minnesota State Mankato Campus Computer Store for special student prices on computers, software, and other popular items!
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Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in January!