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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Early Arrival/Return Request

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Spring Semester Move-In begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018

Approval to move in to the residence communities BEFORE 8 a.m. on January 5, 2018 requires a documented, University-related reason to arrive early. Only students who have complete housing reservations will be considered for early arrival requests (a complete housing reservation means that you have submitted your application for housing, paid your $250 prepayment, and signed your Housing Contract).

University-related reasons are:

  • You are taking part in International Student Orientation (attending or assisting with the program)..

  • You are employed on campus in a role critical to the opening of the spring semester and you need to arrive early.

  • You have a documented medical accommodation from the Office of Accessibility Services that requires early arrival.

If you are an athlete, we will provide information about the early arrival process to Athletics. We will work with your coach on early arrival arrangements (please do not submit individual requests).

If you fit one of the University-related reasons to arrive early, please submit your request below. You will be notified by email at the address you include in your request. We will begin approving early arrival requests on November 13, so do not expect a response before this date.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Residential Life Office will be closed December 22nd through January 1st for the holidays, as such, you will not receive a response if you submit your early arrival request during this timeframe. We will resume reviewing these requests on January 2.

Dates and Costs

Arrival between December 18-31 (during designated hours)

Housing is provided in the student’s spring assignment room. Cost is $435 (winter break housing rate). No meals are included in this rate.

Arrival between January 1-4

Housing is provided in the student’s spring assignment room. Cost is $17 per day (per person). No meals are included in this rate.

If you need to check in for a reason not listed above, please include the details of your circumstance and your request will be considered. We will notify you of our decision by email.

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