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.

Fountain image

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!

Student working out at Gym and climbing wall


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

Student performing at cultural event hosted at msu

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!

Student carrying different countries flag at flag parade

Friendship Family Program

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

International Student with host family