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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Bookmark this page for weekly updates about what's happening with residents living on-campus! 

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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.


Fill Out Your Survey for a Chance to Win an Xbox One

On October 20 you will be emailed a survey.  Fill out and submit your survey to be entered in the Residential Life drawing for an Xbox One!

In addition, the floor in each residence community with the highest completion percentage of BOTH this survey and the survey from earlier this month, will win a $100 pizza party from Residential Life!


Invite Family Members to Family Weekend 2014 Events

Family Weekend 2014 at Minnesota State University, Mankato is scheduled for October 31 - November 1. 

Families of current students are invited to campus each fall to enjoy a weekend full of activities. This is a chance for families to meet faculty and staff and learn more about their student's experiences.  With this knowledge, families can contribute to their student's success.

There are many activities for all members of the family.  View the schedule of events and register (if needed) online. Read more.



Find Math98 Help Monday Evenings; Expanded Hours

Math98 tutoring now has expanded hours 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!






Use Ethernet Cord for Best Internet Service

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.


Enjoy Stomper Express Extended Hours


The Stomper Express, which makes a stop at Stadium Heights, has extended service hours.  The hours of service are Monday - Saturday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

More information




Convert Meals to Flex Dollars Through 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.

Visit with Advisors, Faculty, and Students about Your Major: Major Fair 2014

More information.

Last Week's News

Congratulations to Residents Crowned 2014 Homecoming King and Queen

Kevin Miller and Rachel Hoehn were crowned 2014 Homecoming King and Queen earlier this month.  How exciting to have these two living in our residence communities!


Turn Off Air Conditioners Below 55 Degrees

Turn off individual AC units when the outside temperature is below 55 degrees.  Night time lows have been below 55 degrees so it's important to turn the units off before you go to sleep.  In these colder temperatures, the units literally freeze up, and damage can result.  Individual AC units are in the following locations:

  • Student room air conditioners
         Crawford A, B, and D
         McElroy H
         Preska I
  • Floor lounge and kitchen air conditioners
         Crawford A, B, C, and D
         McElroy E, F, G, and H
         Preska I


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!



October 20
     Online Residential Life survey will be emailed to residents.

October 29
     Crawford Haunted House will be held in the lower level of Carkoski Commons.

October 31 - November 2
     Family Weekend 2014 on campus.

November 21
     Deadline to register for Thanksgiving Break housing.

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

December 5
     Deadline to sign up for Winter Break Housing.
     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.

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