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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Reserve Your 2015-2016 Housing Reservation Online

2015-2016 Housing Options and Reservation Applications are now being accepted for new entering students that have confirmed their 2015-2016 Admissions acceptance.

You'll need your Minnesota State Mankato TechID and TechID Password
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Application Process
Housing Options Available      

Current Residents please see your Room Selection Schedule.


Thanksgiving Break Housing

The halls will be locked: 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, November 26.

The halls will open at noon Sunday, November 30. 



Before You Leave for Thanksgiving Break:

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 electronics.
7. Turn off the lights.
8. CLOSE and LOCK your room door.

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

Additional Thanksgiving Break Information


Save $50 by Signing Up for Winter Break by Friday, December 5 

All current residents who will also live on campus spring semester are eligible to stay during the break. The communities close for Winter Break at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 12.  The communities reopen at 8:00 a.m. Friday, January 9.

Residents of Crawford, McElroy, Preska, and Julia Sears

Register in the Residential Life office between Monday, November 10 and Friday, December 5 to be eligible for the early sign-up rate of $330.  Those who register after December 5 pay $380.

Residents of Stadium Heights

Register in the Residential Life office or at the Stadium Heights front desk between Monday, November 10 and Friday, December 12.

The Winter Break fee has already been included in the Stadium Heights apartment rate, so there is no additional charge to stay provided you register for Winter Break housing by December 5.  Those who register after December 5 pay $50.

Additional Winter Break Information


Complete a Contract Release Request by December 1 if You are Graduating or Leaving Campus

Students leaving the University for any reason, including graduation, must complete and turn in a Contract Release Request form to the Residential Life office no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 1.  There is a $30 administrative fee for an approved contract release.  After this day, approved Contract Release Requests are subject to an additional $20 administrative charge.  See  your Residential Life Student Guide or online at for more information.


Submit a Request by December 5 if You are Interested in Changing Rooms for Spring Semester

Students interested in moving to a different room for spring semester, must submit a request to the front desk of their community by noon Friday, December 5.  If changing rooms for spring semester, moves must be completed by 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 12.  Room change opportunities resume Monday, January 26.


Apply by December 2 for One of Two $1,000 Scholarships ´╗┐Offered by Chester and Helen Carkoski ´╗┐

The Chester and Helen Carkoski Scholarship Award program recognizes residence community student leaders with a good academic record and who have demonstrated volunteer leadership and service in the residence communities.  Two $1,000 scholarship award recipients will be announced and will be distributed for use this academic year.  This scholarship is available to students living in any Minnesota State residence community, excluding current: Community Advisors, Maverick Mentors and Learning Commmunity Coordinators.

The deadline to submit an application is December 2, 2014.

 [PDF] Qualifications for Carkoski Scholarship (67 KiB)
 Apply online for Carkoski Scholarship


Make Your Mav 160 Meal Conversions to Flex Dollars by November 30

Students with the Maverick 160 meal plan may convert any of the 160 meals a semester into Flex Dollars at a rate of $5.35 per meal, twice a semester (by November 30 for fall semester).  Stop by the Residential Life office at 111 Carkoski Commons or convert your meals online.


Nominate Student Leaders on Campus by November 26

The NRHH Maverick Chapter is now accepting nominations for T.O.P.S. (Totally Outstanding Participating Students) Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize our student leaders on campus in a formal way. Categories of nominations range from Community Council Member of the Semester to Commitment to Community Service Award. Nominate student leaders now at by Wednesday, November 26.


Last Week's News

Look Who Won the Beats by Dre Headphones


Congratulations Paul Kriegel for being selected from all participants in the recent dining survey. 
Enjoy the Beats by Dre headphones.





Sign Up to Live in any Community Next Year 

Current residents living on campus have the opportunity to live on campus in 2015-2016. As a returning student, you may hand-pick your room for next year during Room Selection:  

Any Room Sign-Up: Choose any available room or apartment in any residence community between Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, March 31.


Choose Your Room Online
Make your $250 prepayment, agree to the housing contract terms, and choose your space for next year all online.  You'll need your TechID and PIN and a credit or debit card to make the prepayment.  If you want to make your prepayment by cash, check, or money order, please come to the Residential Life office at 111 Carkoski Commons to make your payment PRIOR to choosing your room online.

Additional Room Selection Information


Contact ResTech Services with Internet Service Questions

Internet service is better when an ethernet cord is used to plug your device into the wall jack.  Restart your device so it connects to the hard-wired Internet instead of searching for the wireless.  If problems persist see ResTech Services.  Improvements to wireless service are planned and will be implemented in summer 2015.


Come to Math98 Help Sessions Monday Evenings

Math98 tutoring is on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Carkoski Computer lab. Please join us any Monday for this free opportunity!

Drop-ins welcome!





Upcoming News

All Floor and Hall communities plan their own activities and events. It is important to watch for posters and to contact your Community Advisor (CA) about which Social Media will best keep you updated with activities, meetings, and fun last minute events!



November 26
     Food service ends at 6:00 p.m.
     Communities close at 7:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break.

November 30
     Last day to convert Maverick 160 Plan meals to Flex Dollars for fall semester.
     Thanksgiving Break ends and residence communities reopen at 12:00 noon.
     Food service begins at 4:30 p.m. for evening meal.

December 1
     Contract release requests for spring semester received after 4:30 p.m. deadline subject to late charge.

December 2
     Deadline to submit Carkoski Scholarship application.

December 3
     24-hour Quiet Hours for semester finals begin at 10:00 p.m.

December 5
     Deadline to sign up for Winter Break Housing at lower rate.
     Noon deadline to request a room change for fall semester and those starting spring semester.    
     Room change opportunities resume January 26.

December 12
     Food service ends at 1:30 p.m.
     Last day to use fall semester Flex Dollars associated with the Maverick 160 Plan.
     24-hour Quiet Hours end at 7:00 p.m.
     Communities close at 7:00 p.m. for Winter Break.

January 9
     Communities open for spring semester.

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