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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Residential Life Newsletter 4-26-12

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April 26, 2012  

Ready to Check Out?

Read the Spring Check-Out flier and make plans for a smooth check-out! The residence halls close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Make sure to double-check your permanent address on file - that's where we'll send your mail! Still need a check-out appointment? Contact your CA by April 27. Learn More (broken link).

Maverick 160 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.

Finals Prep Available Through Maverick Mentor Faculty Reviews

The Maverick Mentor program is excited to announce their partnership with several faculty members to bring you the Faculty Review Sessions. Any student is welcome to attend, you can either meet a Maverick Mentor in the Gage front lobby 15 minutes prior to the start of the session or just show up to the designated room at the appropriate time. This is a great chance for you to improve your GPA and connect with another professor on campus.

The Maverick Mentor program has a few remaining Faculty Review Sessions for the semester. These sessions give you the opportunity to review material in a more intimate setting that most classes can’t offer.  Sessions continue through April 30:

  • MATH 098 - Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - TRC 121 (Ford)
  • MATH 098 - Thursday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. - TRC 121 (Ford)
  • CHEMISTRY 111 - Thursday, April 26, 4:00 p.m. -  FH 216 (Salerno)
  • BIOLOGY 230 - Thursday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. - TRC 124 (Knoblich)
  • BIOLOGY 230 - Monday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. - Gage 45 (Knoblich)

Move-Out Curbside Parking at Julia Sears

A specially designated curbside parking zone will be available for Julia Sears residents during Finals Week. A 45-minute move-out permit must be checked out to park in the curbside parking zone.

  • 45-minute permits will be available 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of finals week, April 30 - May 4, at the Julia Sears front desk. Driver’s License, License Plate number and contact phone number required.
  • Permits will be issued for designated areas only. All other locations subject to normal parking restrictions (no parking areas, Gold lots, etc.)

Don't Throw It Away - ReStore It!


The Dumpster Diversion program keeps residents' discarded but useful items out of landfills by diverting them to area thrift stores. This popular program is a joint venture of several non-profits including Habitat for Humanity/ReStore and MVAC Again Thrift & More Store.

You can do your part by bringing your discarded items to one of four locations (on the map on your floor bulletin board) during these times:

  • Thursday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Moonlight Breakfast

The Moonlight Breakfast happens Sunday, April 29, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., in the Carkoski and Gage dining halls. MavCards will be scanned for admission – the breakfast counts as a regular meal. If you have the Maverick Flex plan, you can pay the door rate in Flex Dollars. Eat up!

2012-2013 Housing Available for Current Students

We no longer have a waiting list for students who wish to return to the residence communities for 2012-2013. 

Students who are interested in living on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year may contact the Department of Residential Life or visit the Residential Life Office at 111 Carkoski Commons.

Severe Weather Season is Here

Severe Weather Procedures

At the first indication of a tornado or severe weather warning:

  • Go to the nearest severe weather shelter area. Do not go outside. Do not use an elevator. Electrical service could be disrupted, trapping people between floors.
  • Stay away from windows and areas with wide free-span roofs (e.g. main corridors, cafeterias).
  • Take a communication device (portable radio, cell phone) and/or flashlight to the shelter area.
  • Remain in the severe weather shelter area until the warning has expired or has been cancelled according to the broadcast media. No public “all-clear” siren will sound.

Severe Weather Shelter Areas

While no shelter area can be designed as entirely safe, the following areas are designated as severe weather shelter areas in residence hall communities.

Carkoski Commons

The shelter area is the north lower level corridor of Carkoski Commons. Enter the shelter area through stairways leading into the lower level of Carkoski Commons.

Crawford Community

The shelter area is the Crawford laundry room and the north lower level hallway of Carkoski Commons. Enter the shelter area through the stairway leading to the Crawford laundry room and the C Hall stairway leading into the lower level of Crawford.

Gage Community (A Tower and Maverick Hall)

The shelter areas are the restrooms, kitchens, and stairways on floors 1 through 7. Enter the shelter areas through the stairways and corridors leading to the shelter areas. Stay out of the interior corridors.

Gage Community (Commons Area)

The shelter area is the service corridor located across from the mailboxes. Enter the shelter area through the double doors next to the women’s restroom.

Julia Sears Residence Hall Community (Residential Rooms)

The shelter areas are the bathrooms located within suites.

Julia Sears Residence Hall Community (Commons Areas)

The shelter area is the lower level service corridor. Enter the shelter area through the stairway located adjacent to the elevator lobby.

McElroy Community

The shelter area is the McElroy F and G Hall laundry rooms and the lower level service corridor of McElroy. Enter the shelter area through the stairways leading to the lower level of McElroy. 

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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