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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Living

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Residential Life

University managed On-Campus and Apartment Housing offers students many choices within our five residence communities.

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Off-Campus Housing

This resource is for students who live off-campus and for those who are considering it. We can help find answers to some common questions about living on your own. Your choice of living arrangements will impact your student experience, and we hope to help you make the best decision you can.

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Student Activities

Student Activities seeks to be the center for the co-curricular experience at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We promote programs creating civic engagement, leadership and student development opportunities.

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Campus Rec

The mission of the Office of Campus Recreation is to promote long-term healthy lifestyle behavior through participation in multi-faceted recreational, educational and leisure opportunities.

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Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Barnes & Noble Bookstore is located in the Centennial Student Union, and is a convienient place for students to get textbooks and stock up on Maverick gear.

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Campus Computer Store

The Campus Computer Store is located in the lower level of the Centennial Student Union. Students can shop in store or online. Being on campus makes it easy for you to pick up your items. And best of all, 100% of our profits are re-invested into the University.

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New Student & Family Programs

The Office of New Student and Family Programs connects students and their parents to the resources, services and opportunities they need at Minnesota State Mankato. We ease the transition to college life, make sure that both students and their families feel comfortable on campus, and help them develop the confidence they need to achieve their goals. Our goal is to set students up for success in school and beyond.

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Student Government (Minnesota State Student Association)

MSSA is your student government, and we represent your interests to the University, Community, State and Federal levels. As student leaders, we care about the concerns of our classmates and are committed to solving students problems, improving student services, and giving a voice to the entire student body.

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Student Life

You could do it all right here on campus: live, work, play and thrive. The university's spirit is routinely charged by great art, entertainment, and exciting athletics. Residential life brings students together in beautiful, renovated housing. A diverse campus allows all students to share with and learn from each other.