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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Things To Bring For the Apartments

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Be sure to communicate with your roommate/apartment mates before moving in! This will help avoid duplication of items.

Bedding and Linen

Students must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels and other personal items. Double rooms at Stadium Heights include lofted extra-long twin beds (mattresses are 80" x 36") that require extra long sheets.  Single rooms at Stadium Heights have standard length full-size mattresses.

To make this process quick and easy, Residence Hall Linens, a Residence Hall Association fundraiser, has been providing linens to students since 1997. The selection includes sheets, thermal blankets, mattress pads, pillows, storage solutions, extra-long comforters and anything else you will need.  All of this can be delivered directly to your home over the summer. Visit to view the linen program’s full selection of colors and patterns and to place your order.

Access to the Internet

Residents living at Stadium Heights are able to access the Minnesota State Mankato computer system and high-speed Internet from wired outlets in their room (bring your own ethernet cable). Wireless Internet access is available in all student rooms and in the public areas of the apartment community.

Electrical Appliances

The Department of Residential Life reserves the right to restrict appliances that pose a danger to the residence communities. Specifically, the following appliances are not allowed in the apartments: charcoal grills, gas grills, halogen lamps, toaster ovens, and appliances with an open heating element or flame.


Microwaves less than 1000 watts may be brought to campus for use in apartments. Apartment furnishings do not include a microwave.

Command Strips

Pictures and posters may be hung on the walls of your room/apartment using Command Strips or other adhesive material that will not damage your walls. You should bring all of those special things that will make your apartment feel like home. Personalizing your room/apartment is strongly encouraged and we suggest that you bring your favorite things.


Your apartment will be furnished with a full-size refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen. If you decide to bring a compact refrigerator, it must be in good working condition and is subject to inspection.

Television/Stereo Cable

Each Stadium Heights apartment bedroom is equipped with a cable television/stereo hook-up. You should provide your own coaxial cable. The cost of the basic cable service (over 96 television channels including HBO and Showtime) is included in your room and board charges.

Charter Communications uses a digital broadcast signal in the residence halls.  A TV with a Q Qam tuner is required to receive the digital signal.  TV's manufactured after 2006 should have a Q Qam tuner.  For TV's manufactured in 2006 and before, the resident will need to verify if it has the Q Qam tuner.

Other Items to Consider

While the rooms and apartments are comfortably furnished, most students choose to enhance their rooms by adding their own personal touch.  Items that you may want to consider bringing include:

bath robe

bathroom organizer

bike and bike lock


chargers for all your devices

cleaning supplies

clothes hangers

coffee maker


cooking/eating supplies (plates, silverware, bowls, cups, can opener)

dish cloths/dish towels/dish soap/drying rack

ethernet cable

external hard drive (or thumb drive)



first aid kit

hair trap for tub drain

ice cube tray

laundry bag/basket

laundry soap (high efficiency)



medical insurance card

non-halogen study lamp

oven mits/hot pads

paper towels

personal care items/prescriptions





power strips/surge protectors/extension cords

school supplies

sewing kit

storage containers

shower tote

television (and coaxial cable)


toilet paper


umbrella/rain coat

water bottle

wax warmer/Scentsy