Residential Life Announces Expanded Move-In Schedule for Students Living on Campus

Optional ‘drop & go’ sessions will allow students to drop off belongings early

August 11, 2020 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Residential Life is offering expanded move-in dates this fall in an effort to reduce the amount of students moving in at any one time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of its originally scheduled Aug. 20-23 move-in weekend, Minnesota State Mankato has expanded its move-in dates to Aug. 17-23. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 24.

The University has also invited students living on campus this fall to move the bulk of their belongings into campus residence communities during optional “drop & go” sessions that began Saturday, Aug. 8 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 16. The “drop & go” option allows students to return home before moving into their campus residences between Aug. 17-23.

The Aug. 8-16 “drop & go” time slots are available from 9-11:30 a.m., 12:30-3 p.m. or 4-6:30 p.m. Students may each bring up to two guests to assist in the “drop & go” moving process.

More information about campus move-in is available online at

More information about the “drop & go” move-in process is available online at

Members of the media who would like to interview a member of Minnesota State Mankato’s Residential Life staff should make arrangements by contacting Dan Benson, the University’s director of media relations, at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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