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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Arriving after 4 p.m. on August 20

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Check-in will continue through your assigned residence community Front Desk on Thursday, August 22 between 4 p.m. and 3 a.m. Or, students may check in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 3 a.m. at their Front Desk.


  • Crawford, McElroy, Preska, and Julia Sears Students and Guests: To unload, vehicles can be parked without a permit in Green parking stalls located in lots 14, 15, or 16 through midnight on Sunday, August 25.
  • Stadium Heights Students: To unload, vehicles can be parked without a permit in stalls located adjacent to each building.  Parking permits will be issued to you when you check-in.  All other vehicles must be removed from the lot as soon as they are unloaded.

Check-In and Room Key Pickup

Typically the student goes to the check-in table to pick up their key while family and/or friends begin to unload personal belongings.

  • Students need to bring a picture ID to check-in (a driver's license or MavCARD will work!)
  • To check in, go to to the Front Desk of your residence community. Stadium Heights residents may request check-in services by calling the number posted at the Stadium Heights Office.


  • A limited number of flatbeds will be available for check-out in McElroy, Preska, Julia Sears, and Crawford.
  • Students or family members may check these out with an ID.

To Avoid Ticketing and Towing

  • Do not park in barricaded areas, handicap stalls, areas blocked with cones, yellow spaces, Gold lots/spaces or facility stalls.
  • If you have questions regarding where you can park, contact University Security at 507-389-2111.