Residential Life Newsletter

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January 17, 2014

News and Dates

Deadline to Change Your Meal Plan is Friday, January 24

The last day to change your meal plan for spring semester is Friday, January 24.  You can change your plan to the AnyTime,
Maverick 160, or Maverick 14 meal plan.  You can request to change your meal plan for spring semester online or by coming to the Residential Life office.


Request Room Changes in Residential Life Office.

Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 are Spring Room Change Days. Stop by the Residential Life office, 111 Carkoski Commons, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Approved changes will be processed on the spot.  After January 28, request a room change at the front desk of your community. 




Live on Campus 2014-2015

It's time to start seriously thinking about housing for next year.  Current residents are invited to visit our 360 degree videos to help you see your options.  Current students have priority over new students and may request rooms in any residence community, but ONLY THROUGH MARCH  31, 2014. Rooms types are assigned by first-come first-served applications. Contact the Residential Life office and APPLY TODAY!


Get a Single Room in Stadium Heights for 2014-2015

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.


Bi-weekly Paychecks and Reduced Room Rates!

Apply to be a 2014-2015 Maverick Mentor or Community Advisor:

Find applications and other information for 2014-2015 Maverick Mentor positions online.
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 6.   

Find 2014-2015 Community Advisor position applications and other information online. 
Applications are due Wednesday, January 29.


Leadership Experience Begins in February

The Residential Life Leadership Experience is returning this spring. We will meet new people, learn a lot about our own leadership and what role others play in it, and most of all, we'll have some fun!

This is an active and engaging bi-weekly series!  Each week will be a new experience that will help you grow and develop as a leader.  We will be exploring what it means to be leaders in a big society.  Challenge courses, team-building activities, and service projects are just the beginning.

One class session is available:
Every other Monday from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
   2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14

Register by Wedesday, January 29.  Email Matt Goff at with any questions. Space is limited so apply soon!

Sign Up Here!


Events and Info

Roommate Concerns? 

No relationship is perfect all the time.  The key to making your roommate relationship work is to discuss your likes and dislikes and come to some agreements. Talk to your Hall Director, Community Advisor, or Directly with your roommate if you have concerns



Plant Noise and Steam

You may be wondering about that "loud noise and steam" coming from the west side of campus lately. High pressure boilers are used on campus to generate heat for our buildings.  When it is cold outside, more steam is generated and needs to be released until the pressure is balanced.  When that happens, steam is blown from the plant stack and produces a loud sound and plume when the hot water steam hits the cold air. This is not on any specific schedule as it happens when an additional boiler is needed. 


Chester and Helen Carkoski Scholarship

The [PDF] Chester and Helen Carkoski Scholarship Award (67 KiB) program recognized Rachel Lueck and Austin Rau as residence community student leaders with a good academic record and who have demonstrated volunteer leadership and service in the residence communities.  They each received a $1,000 scholarship award for use this academic year. 


Totally Outstanding Participating Students (T.O.P.S.)

NRHH hosted the annual T.O.P.S. ceremony recognizing over 70 residence hall floor community council members.  Approximately 270 students attended the event, celebrated their accomplishments from the fall semester, and heard about nine different leadership opportunities for this coming spring, summer, and fall. 

Congratulations to the winners! Your hard work makes the residence halls, campus community, and Mankato a better place to live.


Check out Winter Welcome Week Photos

We've posted some Winter Welcome Week Photos on Facebook.  Check them out and tag yourself!


Return Your To-Go Containers to the Dining Hall.

Not sure about To-Go Meals containers, cup-only policy, $5 return fees, etc. Check out our To-Go Meal Frequently Asked Questions.


Make Your Mail More Deliverable.

Rule #1: Please make sure all mail is addressed to the name of the student, otherwise it is returned to sender.  The student's name on a piece of mail is the most important information! 

Rule #2: Be careful when either family or you are purchasing items online to be shipped to you at college, as you need to make sure that the student's name appears in the "ship to" address.


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