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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Spring Break Information

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/housing/current/spring/spring_break.html

All Residence Communities Will Close

The communities will close for Spring Break at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016. The last meal will be served in the dining hall until 6 p.m. that evening.

The residence communities will reopen at noon Sunday, March 13, 2016.  The first meal served in the dining hall will be dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. that evening. 


Spring Break Housing

Sign up at the Front Desk of your residence community between Tuesday, February 23 and  Wednesday, March 2 to stay in your room over Spring Break. There is no charge to stay on campus during Spring Break. Anyone found in the residence communities over Spring Break who did not register will be charged an administrative fee of $50 and may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.

Students living in Julia Sears, Crawford, McElroy, Preska and Stadium Heights will be able to use their MavCARD to unlock specified doors in the buildings if they are registered for break housing.


Before you leave for Spring Break, be sure to:

1. CLOSE and LOCK your windows.
2. Remove all trash from your room.
3. Return all To-Go meal containers to Carkoski Dining Hall.
4. Turn off the alarm on your clock.
5. Close your blinds if you live on the first floor.
6. Turn off and unplug your computer and electronics.
7. Turn off the lights.
8. CLOSE your door and make sure the lock on the door is SECURE.

Residential Life staff members will be checking your room on Friday, March 4 to help secure the building. If policy violations are observed while staff is securing the building, staff will document the violation and follow-up will take place when the resident returns. During the break period, all residence community and University policies remain in effect.


Services Provided During Spring Break

All Residence Community Front Desks in Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears, and Preska will be open daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. during the break period. The Stadium Heights Office will be open from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily.


Leaving Your Car On Campus Over Spring Break

Only residents who are registered to stay in the Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska Residence Communities over Spring Break may keep their vehicles in on-campus parking lots. If you are leaving over the break, you must take your vehicle with you or find other parking arrangements. 

Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska residents staying on campus over Spring Break must park their vehicles in Lots 14 or 16.  Stadium Heights residents should park in front of Building 705.

In the event of a snow emergency, you are responsible for moving your vehicle in accordance with parking guidelines.