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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Residential Life Newsletter 3-15-12

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March 15, 2012  

Crawford Community Hosts Walk-In Advising

This past Tuesday, Crawford partnered with the Advising U office from the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the First Year Experience (FYE) office to provide academic advising and registration tips for students. Community Advisors from Crawford D Hall gave students brain food while graduate assistants from FYE spoke with students about general education requirements offered, how to find their advisors, and what steps they need to accomplish to declare a major. Ajia from the Advising U office came to offer walk-in advising to students seeking a degree in the College of Social & Behavioral sciences which serves students in 20 different majors; the Community Advisors themselves even received some advising. For more information about Undecided Advising, please visit the
FYE website to make an advising appointment with the Advising U office, call 507-389-6306.

Maverick 160 Flex Dollar Conversion Deadline

The last day for students who now have the Maverick 160 plan to convert meals to Flex Dollars for spring semester is April 30.  Maverick 160 meals can be converted into Flex Dollars at a rate of $5.10 per meal, two times each semester. Your converted Flex Dollars can be utilized at any dining location on campus at any time of the day.  Converted Flex Dollars not used by the end of the semester are forfeited.

There are three ways you can convert:

Please allow up to three business days from the time your change is submitted for Maverick 160 Converted Flex Dollars to be available through your MavCARD.

Along with the daily menus, you can now find nutritional information for the dishes served in the Carkoski and Gage Dining Halls at  Just click on each menu item to see a standard Nutrition Facts label.  Thanks to MSSA and Dining Services for working to provide this information to residents.

Choose Your 2012-2013 Meal Plan Now

Students with a reservation for housing next year can now select a meal plan!  Learn the details of each plan on our website at  Know which plan you want?  Log into E-Services, choose "Housing and Dining" on the blue menu, and selct a meal plan, or visit our office at 111 Carkoski Commons.

2012-2013 Housing for Current Students

Students who are interested in living on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year may place their names on our waiting list by either contacting the Department of Residential Life or by submitting their name via our online form

The number of students living in the residence halls opportunities are limited for the 2012-2013 academic year and not every student will be able to return to the residence halls.

Students can also find out about off-campus housing options online.

Apply Now for Summer 2012 On-Campus Housing 

Summer 2012 Housing is available for students enrolled in at least one summer course at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Space is limited and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Get online details, rates, the application form and contract now, or stop by the Residential Life office, 111 Carkoski Commons.

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