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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
New Students and Family Programs

What to Bring

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

Two Day Summer Orientation Packing List

  • [PDF] New Student Checklist (467 KiB)
    Review and complete the tasks on the New Student Checklist.
     
  • Photo identification
    Photo ID is needed to check-in to orientation and a goverment issued photo ID is needed to get your MavCARD (Student ID card).
     
  • Know your StarID and StarID password
    You will need your StarID and StarID password to register for classes at orientation.  If you forgot your StarID or StarID password go to StarID Self Service to look up your information. If you have not activated your StarID, go to Register for Orientation page and review the "Activate Star ID" instructions.
     
  • Unofficial or official transcripts of any college level course work you have completed
    This will help your academic advisors to better serve you in the advising and registration labs.
     
  • License plate number
    If you are planning on purchasing a parking permit, you will need to have your license plate number.
     
  • Pillow, sheets and sleeping bag/blanket
    Linens are not provided in the residence halls, however most rooms have air conditioning.
     
  • Overnight necessities
    If you're staying overnight on campus, bring shower shoes, a towel, toiletries, hair dryers, etc., and comfortable clothes. You will have a sink in your room, and share an unlocked bathroom with another suite.
     
  • Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes
    We will be walking between University buildings throughout the day, so it's important to dress appropriately.
     
  • Gym clothes and tennis shoes (with non-marking soles)
    Students will be participating in activities at the Campus Recreation Center and the Maverick Bullpen.
     
  • Sweater or jacket
    Temperatures vary between buildings, so layering clothing can be helpful.
     
  • Umbrella
    It's best to be prepared for the occasional rain shower, as we will be walking on campus.
     
  • Alarm Clock
    Orientation starts early on day two, so make sure to have an alarm to wake you up! Sorry, no wake up calls.
     
  • Water Bottle
    Especially for nighttime activities, it may be nice to have a water bottle.
     
  • Liability Forms: If you are UNDER the Age of 18 at Orientation...

Students are able to participate in a variety of orientation activities (volleyball, basketball, fitness classes, rock climbing, etc.) offered in the Campus Recreation facilities, Centennial Student Union, and a variety of other campus locations while at orientation. All students that choose to participate, must sign a liability waiver. Students that are 18 years of age at orientation, will sign these forms during orientation.

If you will be under the age of 18 when attending orientation, you must have a parent/guardian also sign the following liability waiver(s). Bring these forms with you, and turn them in during check-in.

[PDF] General New Student Orientation Waiver (325 KiB) (One and Two Day Programs)

[PDF] Rock Climbing Waiver (67 KiB) (Two Day ONLY)

[PDF] Rock Climbing Medical Release Form (62 KiB) (Two Day ONLY)

If you plan on using the Rock Climbing Wall during orientation, you need to complete all three waiver forms and receive a parent/guardian signature on all three forms. Rock Climbing is only available during two day orientation programs.

 

One Day Summer Orientation Packing List

  • [PDF] New Student Checklist (460 KiB)
    Review and complete the tasks on the New Student Checklist.
     
  • Photo identification
    Photo ID is needed to check-in to orientation and a goverment issued photo ID is needed to get your MavCARD (Student ID card).
     
  • Know your StarID and StarID password
    You will need your StarID and StarID password to register for classes at orientation.  If you forgot your StarID or StarID password go to StarID Self Service to look up your information. If you have not activated your StarID, go to Register for Orientation page and review the "Activate Star ID" instructions.
     
  • Unofficial or official transcripts of any college level course work you have completed
    This will help your academic advisors to better serve you in the advising and registration labs.
     
  • License plate number
    If you are planning on purchasing a parking permit, you will need to have your license plate number.
     
  • Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes
    We will be walking between University buildings throughout the day, so it's important to dress appropriately.
     
  • Umbrella
    It's best to be prepared for the occasional rain shower, as we will be walking on campus.
     
  • Alarm Clock (Early Arrival Option ONLY)
    Orientation starts early on day two, so make sure to have an alarm to wake you up! Sorry, no wake up calls.
     
  • Pillow, sheets and sleeping bag/blanket (Early Arrival Option ONLY)
    Linens are not provided in the residence halls, however most rooms have air conditioning.
     
  • Overnight necessities (Early Arrival Option ONLY)
    If you're staying overnight on campus, bring shower shoes, a towel, toiletries, hair dryers, etc., and comfortable clothes. You will have a sink in your room, and share an unlocked bathroom with another suite.
     
  • Liability Forms: If you are UNDER the Age of 18 at Orientation...

Students are able to participate in a variety of orientation activities offered in the Campus Recreation facilities, Centennial Student Union, and a variety of other campus locations while at orientation. All students that choose to participate, must sign a liability waiver. Students that are 18 years of age at orientation, will sign these forms during orientation.

If you will be under the age of 18 when attending orientation, you must have a parent/guardian also sign the following liability waiver(s). Bring these forms with you, and turn them in during check-in.

[PDF] [PDF] General New Student Orientation Waiver (325 KiB) 323 KiB)  (One and Two Day Programs)

 

Academic Year Orientation Packing List (August and January)

  • [PDF] New Student Checklist (460 KiB)
    Review and complete the tasks on the New Student Checklist.
     
  • Photo identification
    Photo ID is needed to check-in to Orientation and to get your MavCARD (University ID card).
     
  • Know your StarID and StarID password
    You will need your StarID and StarID password to register for classes at orientation.  If you forgot your StarID or StarID password go to StarID Self Service to look up your information. If you have not activated your StarID, go to Register for Orientation page and review the "Activate Star ID" instructions.
     
  • Unofficial or official transcripts of any college level course work you have completed
    This will help your academic advisors to better serve you in the advising and registration labs.
     
  • License plate number
    If you are planning on purchasing a parking permit, you will need to have your license plate number.
  • Important Information for Military Veterans: If you are a military veteran please bring a DD214 form (certificate of release or discharge from active duty).  This form is needed to request military benefits.  If you do not have the form, one can be requested at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html.
     
  • Sweater or jacket
    Temperatures vary between buildings, so layering clothing can be helpful.
     
  • Umbrella
    It's best to be prepared for the occasional rain shower, as we will be walking on campus.