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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.

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Application Process
Housing Options Available      

Current Residents please see your Room Selection Schedule. 


This Week's News


See "Ivory Tower" at Stomper's Cinema on Wednesday, April 1 or Thursday, April 2 in Ostrander Auditorium

IMPACT, in addition to Residential Life and the Centennial Student Union, are bringing the documentary titled: Ivory Tower to campus.  The documentary questions the cost and value of Higher Education within the United States.  View Ivory Tower trailer.  

This film event is open and free to all students, faculty and staff.  Those without a MavID will be charged $1 for admission.

Stomper's Cinema Presents: Ivory Tower in Ostrander Auditorium
7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on April 1 and 2



Plan Transportation Now; Spring Closing is 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8

It's time to start making plans on how to move you and your items home after school is done for the year.  Take time to plan your transportation early as the Residence Communities close on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.


Be Aware of Change to Residential Life Solicitation Policy

During community standards discussions at floor and building meetings at the beginning of fall and spring semesters, each area was given the opportunity to determine if religious solicitation should be allowed as stated in the 2014-2015 Residential Life Student Guide.

In our review of this practice, we are eliminating the specific religious solicitation component effective immediately.  This means that even if your floor voted to not allow religious solicitation, religious solicitation can occur in accordance with the commercial and noncommercial solicitation policies articulated in the student guide.

Residents can encourage others to join their organizations/clubs; students who do not want to engage in these conversations have the responsibility to decline these conversations.


Attend "Major Declaration Day" on Wednesday, April 1 in Preska 103

Major Declaration Day is an opportunity for YOU to stop and get information about major(s) you may want to pursue! SO - if you're undecided, and have recently selected a major - or if you have selected a major, but now have a different one in mind, plan to stop by New Student & Family Programs (Preska 103) on Wednesday, April 1 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  New Student and Family Programs staff will be available to help connect you to the opportunities to declare your new major in time to plan for next fall classes!


Sign Up for Summer Housing

Important details about applying for Summer 2015 Housing
, the assignment process, and different housing options are now online.  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.





Call Stadium Heights to Check Out Apartment-Style Living; The ONLY Apartment Complex Managed by the MSU Department of Residential Life

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
  • Free Parking
  • Free Snow Removal
  • Summer Housing - $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!


Sign Up to Live in any Community Next Year through March 31, 2015

Current students have priority over new students and may request rooms in any residence community, but ONLY THROUGH MARCH 31, 2015. Rooms types are assigned by first-come first-served applications.

When you sign up online, you may hold the space in your living unit for another current student who has not yet signed up.  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 Room Selection Information


Try RoomSync via Facebook and Empower Yourself to Find the Ideal Roommate!

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.




Review Your 2015-2016 Meal Plan Options Today!

Meal plan options for the 2015-2016 academic year are now available to review.  Students with confirmed Minnesota State University, Mankato housing reservations may select their 2015-2016 meal plan using E-services beginning February 1, 2015.



Join a Sophomore Learning Community for Next Year - Even if You Will Live Off Campus!

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 Sophomore Learning Community today!  Enrollment is open now at:


Find Math98 Help Monday Evenings

In Math 98?  Whether you need help understanding concepts, want help reviewing the material, or a specific homework question has you stumped, Derick our tutor can help. 

Math98 tutoring is available every Monday between 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Carkoski Computer lab. Please join us any Monday for this free opportunity!

Drop-ins welcome!






Last Week's News


Come to Carkoski Dining Hall for Southern Cooking Premium Meal on Wednesday, March 25

The spring semester Premium Meal will be KFC style southern cooking including deep fried chicken, baked beans, shrimp and grits, popcorn chicken, fried okra, gumbo and more. RHA suggests and votes on this meal that will take place on Wednesday, March 25 in the Carkoski Dining Hall! Come hungry!


Join the Residence Hall Association (RHA) Executive Board

RHA is currently accepting nominations for six Executive Board positions! Serve in an important leadership role, build upon your own leadership skills, and make a difference in the Residence Halls. Nominations begin 3/16 and 3/23 with elections on 3/23 and 3/30 in Preska 126 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Open positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programming Coordinator, and Tech and Design Chair.

Requirements: 2.5 GPA and living on campus next year
Compensation: $1,400 room waiver and $1,000 stipend for the year

Visit for more information.


Attend a FREE Student Leadership Conference May 22-24

Are you a student living on campus next year? Want to network with other student leaders around the world? Then apply to be part of NACURH 2015 Conference Delegation.

NACURH is an International student run organization for students dedicated to creating a better on-campus living experience for students around the world. They host a national student leadership conference every summer and this year it is at North Dakota State University!

Apply to join us May 22 through May 24 for this leadership conference that is fully funded by RHA. You'll get to have an awesome time with other Mankato students as well as students from around the nation for free! For more information go to the conference website at

If you are interested in attending, fill out the application at by March 27.




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!



April 30
Last day to convert Maverick 160 Plan meals to Flex Dollars for spring semester.
24-hour Quiet Hours for semester finals begin at 10:00 p.m.

May 8
Last day to use 2014-2015 Flex Dollars on all meal plans.
Food service ends at 1:30 p.m.
24-hour Quiet Hours end at 7:00 p.m.
Halls close at 7:00 p.m.


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