Student Life

Beautiful Contemporary Campus

Come see our modern buildings, labs and classrooms with great technology to assist your learning. We have a beautiful fountain that is perfect to study near or have coffee with friends.

There’s also a bell tower that plays a beautiful tune every hour. Everything on campus is within a short walking distance, yet still provides plenty of personal space for studying.

three people walking in front of the fountain, located behind the Centennial Student Union

Recreation and Athletic Facilities

We have rock climbing, personal training, club and intramural sports, outdoor equipment rentals and a variety of modern recreation facilities. You will find no shortage of things to keep you busy and in shape!

Two photos of students doing recreational activity, some people running on a treadmill in Otto Rec and some people are climbing the wall in Myer's Field House


Weekly campus events including guest speakers, music, movies, workshops and special interest events… all free or low cost to Minnesota State Mankato students!

Three international students dancing at the CELP cultural event

International Community

Over 1,000 international students come to Minnesota State University, Mankato from around the world! Over 90 countries are represented in our international student population!

International students holding their country's flag in the flag parade of Mankato

Friendship Family Program

Interested students are matched with local families through this program which helps to foster community support and engagement.

Three CELP students posing with a lady at a table for the Friendship Family Program