Learning Community Housing

Options for Learning Community Students

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking takes place, but it is not required.

You can choose to live:

  • In designated Learning Community housing
    • Renovated double rooms located in Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I Halls.  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor.
      • The Learning Community Program will work with Residential Life to assign you to the floor dedicated to your chosen community.
    • You can choose to have another Learning Community student assigned as your roommate, or you may choose your own.
  • Other on-campus housing
    • It will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.  Find more information at the   Housing Priority Deadline page.
  • Off-campus

If you are living on campus, as a Learning Community student you will have the opportunity to move to campus early with no additional cost.  This date is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th. 

Why should you move in early with other Learning Community students?

  • Less of a crowd! Rather than moving in at the same time as everyone in your residence hall, you’ll be moving in with only learning community students! That means better access to elevators and carts, less crowded hallways, and more close-in parking will be available to you.
  • Early social connections! Since most of the people moving in on that Wednesday will be learning community students, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other students you’ll be living and taking classes with a day early. We’ll also provide a welcome event that evening to help you get acquainted.


If you choose to move in early, this event is required

  • Wednesday evening there will be a Learning Community welcome (students and staff only—families, please say your good-byes before then).
  • This event is intended for you to have an opportunity to get to know your Learning Community Coordinator better (you should have met them before this) and to meet several students in your learning community and enjoy some fun together!

*NOTE: While there are plenty of dining options in Mankato and near campus, the on-campus dining hall will NOT be open for Wednesday, August 16th. Please plan accordingly!