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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Our Mission & Students

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The Department of Residential Life facilitates students’ academic and personal success by providing educational opportunities and convenient accommodations.

Students and Programs

  • We house nearly 2,900 residents in five residence communities.
  • Historically, approximately 85% of first year students live on campus.
  • Nearly 40% of our students are first generation college students.
  • Our Academic Success Coordinator graduate assistant provides additional and intentional academic support to students living on campus.
  • Our Learning Community program, currently housed in both McElroy and Preska Residence Communities (will be expanding to Crawford in 2016-2017), provides an opportunity for first year students to co-enroll in three classes and live on the same residence hall floor.
  • Community members agree on floor standards and complete roommate agreements.
  • Student leadership opportunities include RHA, NRHH, and floor government roles. Community Advisor, and Learning Community Coordinator positions are additional student leadership opportunities.