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Aug. 18: Annual Fall Convocation to Kick off New Academic Year
President's convocation address set for 9:30 a.m. Monday in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-14-2014
Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato President Richard Davenport will welcome faculty back to campus and discuss his vision for the 2014-2015 academic year during the annual President’s Convocation Address to faculty and staff from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. A reception in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom lobby will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday.
The address will also be streamed live here.
Fall “move-in day” for students at each of Minnesota State Mankato’s residence communities is Thursday, Aug. 21, when more than 2,800 students will begin moving into on-campus housing at 9 a.m. The first day of fall classes is Monday, Aug. 25.
More than 4,000 vehicles are expected on campus Aug. 21-22, as students, parents and friends move student belongings into four campus residence hall communities. The university will again provide faculty-staff volunteers to assist with logistics, as well as traffic-control officers to direct the flow of cars.
Drivers to campus are asked to temporarily avoid main access streets such as Stadium Road and Val Imm Drive, and core-campus streets, and to park in remote lots on Thursday.
Eighty-five percent of new Minnesota State Mankato students choose to live on campus – a number that residence life officials say reflects the academic and social advantages of being an on-campus resident.
There’s no scheduled move-in day for thousands of additional returning students who live in private, off-campus apartments. Many will return to Mankato on the weekend (Aug. 22-24) prior to the start of classes.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.