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May 4, 2014

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Moonlight Breakfast is TONIGHT in Carkoski Dining Hall from 10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Take a break from studying and join us at the Moonlight Breakfast on Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Carkoski Dining Hall.  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. 

Flex Dining Closed for Remainder of School Year Due to Water Leak

A portion of the Carkoski Commons Dining Hall and Chet's Place seating will be closed for the remaining part of Spring Semester 2014.  This closing will allow for repairs that are required as a result of water leaking into the room.  We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.  Additional seating can be found in the hall outside Carkoski Commons.

Make Plans for a Smooth Check Out

The residence communities close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9.  If you currently live in Crawford, McElroy, Preska, or Julia Sears Residence Communities make sure to double-check your permanent address on file - that's where we'll send your mail! 

Everyone needs a check-out appointment!  Even if you are staying over the summer, we'll still check your room/living-unit. Still need an appointment? Contact your CA/ACA by Friday, May 2. 
Learn More about your spring check out >>>

Crawford Move-Out Parking During Closing

Crawford Residence Community will begin offering 45-minute short-term parking passes to Crawford residents on Wednesday of Finals Week.  These parking passes are designed to assist Crawford residents and families moving belongings out of the building to park closer.

All angled stalls in the horseshoe of Lot 13, in addition to parking spots along the west curb in yellow guest parking, will be utilized. To park in the curbside parking zone short-term parking passes may be picked up at the Crawford Front Desk. You'll need your driver’s license, license plate number, and contact phone number. Strict enforcement of the 45-minute time limit will be observed.

This service will be available:

  • Wednesday, May 7: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 8: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Julia Sears Move-Out Curbside Parking During Closing

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 at the Julia Sears front desk to park in the curbside parking zone. You'll need your driver’s license, license plate number, and contact phone number.

45-minute permits will be available:

  • Monday through Friday of finals week, May 6 - May 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Permits will be issued for designated areas only. All other locations are subject to normal parking restrictions (no parking areas, Gold lots, etc.) 

Sign Up for Summer Housing in the Residential Life Office

Summer 2014 Housing is available; find the assignment process, housing options, rates, application form and contract online.  Space is limited and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve a space in Summer Housing in the Department of Residential Life Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. 


Events and Info

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 nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity/ReStore and MVAC Again Thrift & More Store.

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

  • Thursday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sign Up for Earth Day/Flower Planting Day

Minnesota State Mankato Facilities Management cordially invites YOU to help us observe EARTH DAY 2014. An annual celebration here at MSU, we observe this day by improving our campus environs.  Sign-up dates can be confirmed and forms found here. Sign-ups can be emailed to

Come join your friends for this time of fun, food, and beautification on our campus.

Want to Live On Campus Again Next Year?

It's not too late to sign up for 2014-2015 housing.  Stop by the Residential Life office at 111 Carkoski Commons today to pick up an application. Room and roommates may be selected or changed online by May 20.


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