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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Residential Life Newsletter 2-28-13

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February 28, 2013

Looking For Summer Employment?

Summer employment opportunities through Residential Life will be posted on after Spring Break.  All positions require enrollment in at least one credit hour during a summer session.

Summer Conference Staff Positions Available

The Department of Residential Life hosts many conferences and camps throughout the summer and is currently seeking qualified individuals for Summer Conference Staff positions.  The summer conference staff will assist with all summer operations, including furniture moves, making beds, and front desk shifts.   Compensation includes an optional room for the summer and has an employment start date of May 20, 2013.   Seven conference assistant positions are available.

Materials Management Positions Available

Materials management moves furniture and equipment in the residence communities, monitors and ensures proper distribution of mail and packages, and routinely assists cleaning staff.   Employment will begin after the end of spring semester.

Visit the Residential Life employment page for more summer employment information. 


Spring Break Housing

Residence Communities Closed

The residence communities will be LOCKED for the break at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8. The last meal will be served until 6:00 p.m. on that evening.

The residence communities will be UNLOCKED at noon Sunday, March 17.  The first meal served will be dinner that evening.

Spring Break Housing

Sign up at the front desk of your residence community before March 6 to stay in your room over Spring Break.

There is no charge to stay on campus during Spring Break. 

Before you leave for Spring Break, be sure to:

1. CLOSE and LOCK your windows.
2. Remove all room trash.
3. Return all To-Go Meal containers to the Carkoski Dining Hall.
4. Turn off the alarm on your clock.
5. Close blinds if on the first floor.
6. Turn off and un-plug your computer and peripherals.
7. Turn off the lights.
8. CLOSE and LOCK your room door.

A staff member will be checking your room on Friday to help secure the building. If policy violations are observed while staff is securing the building, they will document the violation and follow-up when the resident returns.

If You Choose to Stay on Campus:

Students may stay in their own rooms during the time the communities are locked. For security reasons, students who want to stay on campus beyond 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8 must register at their front desk by Wednesday, March 6. Anyone in the residence communities over break who did not register will be charged an administrative fee of $50 and may be subject to disciplinary proceedings. During the break period, all residence community and University policies remain in effect. Crawford, McElroy, Preska and Julia Sears residence community front desks will be open daily from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Stadium Heights residence community front desk will be open daily from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Only residents who are signed up to stay in the residence communities over Spring Break may park their vehicles in on-campus parking lots. Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska residents must park their vehicles in Lot 13 or Lot 14. Stadium Heights residents may keep their vehicles in Stadium Heights parking lots. If you are leaving over the break, you must take your vehicle with you or find other parking arrangements. In the event of a snow emergency, you are responsible for moving your vehicle in accordance with parking guidelines.

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Residential Life, 111 Carkoski Commons, 507-389-1011, or  


Live With Your Friends On-Campus for 2013-2014

When you sign up online, you may hold the space in your room for another current student who has not yet signed up. A requested roommate space can be held through May 20. After May 20, the hold will be released and another student will be assigned to the room.

If you are interested in signing up for a semi-suite or apartment with two or more other students, your group should try to all sign up at the same time. Please contact the Department of Residential Life to place holds on the spaces if not all students will apply for the room at the same time.

Spring semester is a time to start seriously thinking about housing for next year.  There are many residence community options available including Stadium Heights residence community apartments, singles, and semi-suites.  Visit the Residential Life website to learn more about these options.  Current students have priority over new students and may request rooms in any residence community through March 31, 2013.


Still Looking For An On-Campus Roommate?
Try RoomSync!

RoomSync, our new roommate matching software via Facebook, empowers you to find the ideal roommate.  RoomSync is free and available to students who have made a Minnesota State Mankato on-campus housing reservation for next year.



National Residence Hall Honorary Announces New Inductees

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) accepted six new inductees this spring.  They are Ricky Sargent, Kristy Sonnek, Tyler Conlon, Brandon Emanuelson, Katie Burgess and Rachel Ward.  Congratulations! 


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