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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Margaret R. Preska Residence Community

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Preska provides housing for approximately 500 students in semi-suite and renovated style housing. About Margaret R. Preska. 

Preska housing:

  • I Hall renovated double rooms house two residents; a limited number of other renovated room types are available.
  • Preska J, K, and L Hall double semi-suites house two single gender residents on each side of a suite that share an adjoining bathroom.  A limited number of single semi-suites are available.
  • All semi-suite floors are co-ed however room assignments are single gender.
  • All rooms, kitchens, and lounges are air-conditioned.
  • All rooms have cable and both wired and wireless Internet.
  • Students enrolled in a Learning Community are housed in either Crawford, McElroy or Preska Residence Communities.
  • Laundry rooms are located on all floors and in the lower level: there is no additional charge for laundry.

This community is adjacent to Carkoski Commons providing indoor access to:

  • ResTech Services
  • Carkoski Computer Lab open 24/7
  • Student Health Services and Pharmacy
  • Chet's Place Grill and Convenience Store
  • Residential Life Office

Also at this community:

  • Classrooms
  • Multi-purpose community space
  • New Student and Family Programs Office
  • Gathering space
  • Great view of campus
  • Both first-year and upperclass students choose to live in Preska.  


Crawford, McElroy, and Preska Residence Communities house Learning Communities

Preska Residence Community: 2017-2018

Note: The first floors of J, K, and L are community spaces. There is no residential housing on the first floor of these halls.

Hall and Floor Gender Rate Type Air Conditioning
I1 Female


I2 Male
I3 Female
I4 Male
J2 Co-Ed

Central Air
J3 Co-Ed
J4 Co-Ed
Hall and Floor Gender Rate Type Air Conditioning
K2 Co-Ed

Central Air
K3 Co-Ed
K4 Co-Ed
L2 Co-Ed

Central Air
L3 Co-Ed
L4 Co-Ed


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