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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
New Students and Family Programs

Directions & Parking

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/newstudent/orientation/directions.html

[PDF] Summer Orientation Parking and Check-in Map (866 KiB)


If you plan to use a GPS unit to travel to summer orientation, please use the following address for driving directions: 420 Ellis Ave., Mankato, MN 56001. This is the closest building to the Lot 16-Green Parking Lot.
 

From the North

Travel south on Highway 169 to Mankato. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn left onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Warren Street. Turn left onto Warren Street and continue to Maywood Avenue. Turn left on Maywood Avenue and continue to Ellis Avenue. Turn right on Ellis Avenue and continue to Birchwood Avenue. Turn right on Birchwood. Lot 16 entrance is on the right.
 

From the South

Travel north on Highway 169 to Mankato. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn right onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Warren Street. Turn left onto Warren Street and continue to Maywood Avenue. Turn left on Maywood Avenue and continue to Ellis Avenue. Turn right on Ellis Avenue and continue to Birchwood Avenue. Turn right on Birchwood. Lot 16 entrance is on the right.
 

From the East

Note: During Summer 2014 a major construction project will be occurring on Highway 22. Please take the County Road 3 exit, rather than the Highway 22 exit. Instructions are below.

Travel west on Highway 14 to Mankato. Take the exit towards County Rd. 3. Turn left onto North Victory Drive.Take North Victory Drive to Balcerzak Drive. Turn right onto Balcerzak Drive. Continue to Warren Street. Turn left on Warren Street.  Turn right on Maywood Avenue and continue to Ellis Avenue. Turn right on Ellis Avenue and continue to Birchwood Avenue. Turn right on Birchwood. Lot 16 entrance is on the right.
 

From the West

Travel east on Highway 14 to Highway 169. Take the Highway 169 South exit. Turn right onto Highway 169. Take the Riverfront Drive exit. Turn left onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right onto Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Warren Street. Turn left onto Warren Street and continue to Maywood Avenue. Turn left on Maywood Avenue and continue to Ellis Avenue. Turn right on Ellis Avenue and continue to Birchwood Avenue. Turn right on Birchwood. Lot 16 entrance is on the right.

 

Parking Information

  • Parking for [PDF] Summer Orientation (June/July) is available in Lot 16-Green ONLY (866 KiB).
  • Parking for [PDF] August Orientation is available in Lot 21-Purple ONLY (711 KiB).
  • Do not park in Gold parking lots, other lots, or on the street—you will get a ticket at your own expense.
  • Please note that we do not provide transportation from the parking lot locations to the Centennial Student Union. If you need to park closer than the assigned lot, the Pay Lot is located closer to orientation programming.
  • If you choose to park in the Pay Lot you will need to be prepared to pay a fee. Orientation will not reimburse you for this cost ($3.00 an hour).
  • Maps of the campus and city of Mankato are available on the Maps & Directions website. Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions. We look forward to your visit!