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Reserve Your 2015-2016 Housing Reservation Online

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2015-2016 Housing Options and Reservation Applications are now being accepted for current residents and 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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Housing Options Available      

Current Residents please see your Room Selection Schedule. 


This Week's News

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Students are Looking at our "Things to Bring" Web Page

Interested in ideas and a few limitations of what to bring when living in a residence community?  Many students are finding important information on our "Things to Bring" web page.  See additional information regarding items available for check out during the academic year at our Residence Community Front Desks


2015-2016 Residents Should Review and Select Meal Plans Through E-Services!

Meal plan options for the 2015-2016 academic year are available to review.  Students with confirmed Minnesota State University, Mankato housing reservations may select their 2015-2016 meal plan using E-services Today.

2015-2016 Meal Plan Options



Students living both On-Campus or Off-Campus may Join a Sophomore Learning Community for 2015-2016.

We will have four Sophomore Learning Communities for the academic year of 2015-2016: Essence of Nursing, Sophomore Honors, Exploring Psychology and Sophomore Elementary Education.  The Sophomore Learning Communities are a way to continue to build a community of scholars to support each other in more challenging classes.

Consider joining a First-Year or Sophomore Learning Community today!  Enrollment is open at:



Stadium Heights has Apartment-Style Living; The ONLY Apartment Complex Managed by the MSU Department of Residential Life

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Stadium Heights tours are available Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tours will begin at the Residential Life Stadium Heights Office. Call 507-388-5167 NOW to make your tour appointment with Mary or Wendy.

Single and Double Rooms in 3-Bedroom Apartment-Style Living are available!



Benefits of living in the Stadium Heights Apartment Residence Community:

  • New Building Available Fall 2015 (Building 705)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Snow Removal
  • Summer Housing following living in Stadium Heights for the academic year - $30 Per Person

Current residents and new incoming first-year students are invited to visit our apartment-style housing
360 degree videos to view your options. Contact the Residential Life office and APPLY TODAY!





Maverick Summer Meal Plan Now Available for Summer Residents! 

Stop into the Residential Life Office Monday - Friday between 8:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. to sign up for the Optional Maverick Summer Meal Plan.  The Maverick Summer Meal Plan for residents includes $200 Flex Dollars that may be used at either the Carkoski Dining Hall or Centennial Student Union open dining areas.

Student purchases are tax free so you can have the luxury of saving money while dining right here on campus! Unused Flex Dollars may be used in 2015-2016 fall semester.


Summer Dining Hours of Operation:

Carkoski Dining Hall: (June 8 - July 17)

Monday - Thursday
Breakfast:  7:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Lunch:       11:30 A.M. - 1:15 A.M.
Dinner:      5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Breakfast:  7:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Lunch:       11:30 A.M. - 1:15 A.M.

Centennial Student Union:

Monday - Thursday
Jazzman's:  7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Jazzman's:  7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.



Monday - Friday
Grill 155:   7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Stacks:     10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Taco Bell: 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.   

Guests: Meals on these dates are also available for purchase with cash or credit card.


Last Week's News

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Students Registered for Summer Classes May Still Sign Up for Summer Housing

Find out how to sign up for summer Residential Life housing, the assignment process, and different housing options online*.  Reserve a space in Summer Housing in the Department of Residential Life Office from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday - Friday. 

*2015-2016 Stadium Heights Residents: The summer following living in Stadium Heights Apartment Residence Community you will have the opportunity to live in Stadium Heights apartment for summer 2016 - Cost will be just $30!

Important details about applying for Summer 2015 Housing.


May 20 Deadline: Both Returning and New 2015-2016 Residents may Find their Ideal Roommate Online Through RoomSync!

RoomSync is free and available to students who have made a Minnesota State Mankato on-campus housing reservation for next year. Upperclass, returning, and transfer students are maintained separate from first-year students.

Not interested in finding a roommate?  Met someone at Orientation and you would like to talk with them more? Meet other residents that you may live with during the 2015-2016 academic year through RoomSync.


Find out more about joining or using RoomSync, our online resident communication tool through Facebook!




Sign Up to Live in any Community for 2015-2016 - Higher Priority Given to Applications Received by May 20

360 Videos Higher priority is given for residence community, room type and roommate preferences when applications, prepayment and contract are received by May 20.  Rooms types are assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

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.

Additional Housing Application Information



Upcoming News

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Residential Life Facebook Residential Life TwitterAll 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!



June 20, 2015
  View room assignments online.

July 20, 2015
  View information about your roommate online.


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