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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

About the Handbook

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The Basic Stuff is the official student handbook of Minnesota State Mankato. It includes helpful information about a variety of services and opportunities available to guide new students in becoming better acquainted with the University community.

It is our intention to provide resources relevant to the academic, cocurricular, and social lives of students.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this handbook as of the date of publication. However, all policies, procedures, and fees are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty, the University administration, the Minnesota State system Board, or the Minnesota legislature without prior notification.

For current and up–to–date versions of policies and procedures, please refer to the website at

Upon printing of this handbook, all previous issues are revoked.

The Basic Stuff is developed by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information about The Basic Stuff, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 228 Wigley Administration Center, 507-389-2121, 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY).

Minnesota State Mankato is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or status due to receipt of public assistance. Minnesota State Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system.