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August 29, 2013

Fall Room Change Days

The opportunity to request a change in your room assignment is coming up.  Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 are Fall Room Change Days. 

If you'd like to request a change, stop by the Residential Life office, 111 Carkoski Commons, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Approved changes will be processed on the spot.  Residents who have arranged to swap rooms will have the opportunity to change rooms at this time.  Please note that, due to the number of students living in the residence halls, room change opportunities may be limited.

After September 10, room changes can be requested at the front desk of your community and will be managed by the Student Services Coordinator of each community.



Changing Your Meal Plan

The last day to change meal plans for Fall Semester is Friday, September 6.  After this date, change requests will take effect the following semester.  If you'd like to change your meal plan, you can make your request online or visit us in the Residential Life Office at 111 Carkoski Commons.








The First 50 Days

The First 50 Days of your university career are an important time to meet new people and get involved in activities and events.  Here are some of the campus events happening during your First 50 Days to help you get connected, get involved and get excited.


Single Room Waiting List

Interested in getting on the waiting list for a single room? To have your name added to the list, or for more information, stop by the Residential Life Office at 111 Carkoski Commons.







Flex Dollars For Food And Convenience Items

Grilled, frozen and refrigerated foods, in addition to convenience items, can be purchased in both Chet's Place (located in Carkoski Commons behind the Dining Hall) or in The 1872 Grill (located on the main floor in Julia Sears) using Flex Dollars, cash or credit card.

All students living in the residence communities have Flex Dollars or meals that can be converted to Flex Dollars.  Using Flex Dollars, you can make purchases in all University Dining Services locations.  Whenever your balance runs low, you you can add Flex Dollars to your account.




Dining To-Go Program Questions And Answers

To-Go meals from the Carkoski Dining Hall are available to students on a meal plan whose classes, jobs, or athletic schedules do not enable them to eat during regular service hours.  You can also use your Flex dollars to purchase food items if you are unable to get to the dining hall when it is open.

Just remember...The cup goes ON TOP of the To-Go container so we have less spills.  Thanks!







Community Laundry Room Located In Preska Lower Level

Have you been to the Preska lower level laundry room? In addition to the laundry room nearest your hall, the Preska laundry room is available for ALL residents to use.  This space also includes: high tables and chairs, a lounge and television area, vending machines, wi-fi, and computer stations with internet connections.


Washer and dryer use is included in your room and board rate.  Washers and dryers are available in the following locations:

Crawford: Lower level laundry room (use stairwell across from C Hall entrance)
Julia Sears: On each floor
McElroy: Lower level laundry room (use F Hall stairwell) and on each floor in H Hall
Preska: Lower level laundry room and on each floor
Stadium Heights: Third floor laundry room of each building


Join Your Community Council And Become Involved

Each floor community and Stadium Heights building community has a Community Council, which provide activities for floor members, provides a voice to RHA, and builds community among floor residents. Elected Community Council positions include: Floor/Building President, Events Coordinator, RHA Representative and Treasurer. Each Community Council is advised by their Community Advisor (CA)/Apartment Community Advisor (ACA).

Examples of other Community Council Leadership Positions include: Intramural Manager, Community Council Secretary, Birthday Committee, Social Coordinator, and more.

Come make some friends and have some fun!  If you are interested in joining your community council, contact your community advisor or your hall director.  Elections will take place at floor meetings on Monday, September 2.


Copyright Infringement Enforcement

The law requires all residents respect the rights of copyright holders in regard to copyrighted materials available online. Internet user agreements between Minnesota State Mankato, residents, and the residence community Internet provider, Charter Communications, are included in this law.  When downloading a copyrighted item (including music, videos, movies, books, art work, etc.) it is the responsibility of the downloader to make sure that they are legally downloaded, frequently requiring a fee.

Upon notification of a copyright infringement, Charter Communications will notify the Department of Residential Life who will then notify the resident.  If the resident does not respond with the action necessary to resolve the infringement, further access to the residence community Internet will be denied.  These requirements may include paying for the copyright, removing the item from the computer, and/or reading about the copyright.

More information about copyrights is available at:


Bike Repair Station Between Preska and Carkoski

Finally, for you who bicycle, three bicycle repair stations are being installed across campus.  These free standing units have all of the tools needed for basic bicycle repair, including air pumps.  They will be conveniently located and accessible 24 hours per day.  One bike repair station is located between Preska Residence Community and Carkoski Commons. 






Charter Communications On Campus Wednesday, September 4

Staff from Charter Communications will be in the TV lounge on the main level of Preska Wednesday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Students wishing to sign up for premium channels and services or to purchase a converter box may do so at this time. 

Please note all televisions manufactured prior to 2006 may or may not have a Q Qam tuner.  If your television does not have a Q Qam tuner you will need a Charter Communications converter box or a newer model in order to receive cable programming.


Dining Menus:  Bookmark It!    

Did you know you can look online to see what's for dinner? Or breakfast? Or lunch?  View the daily menu for Carkoski Dining Hall.


Questions? Comments? Let Us Know!



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