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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Early Arrival Request

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Approval to move in before the residence communities open requires a documented, University-related reason. Only students with complete housing reservations will be considered for such requests.

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 semester and you need to arrive early.

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


Our department provides information about the early arrival process to Athletics. We will work with coaches on early arrival arrangements. Please do not submit individual requests.

Dates and Costs

  • Arrival between December 26 and January 3: $400 charge for Winter Break fee. You will move to your spring assignment when you arrive.
  • Arrival between January 4-10: $17 per night, not to exceed a maximum charge of $102. You will move into your spring assignment when you arrive.

Food Service

There is no food service provided to students who arrive early. Your group or team leader may make arrangements with University Dining Services. Retail dining locations on campus will be open on a limited schedule.

We will accept early arrival requests beginning November 1. You can expect a response within three business days.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Residential Life Office will be closed November 22-25, December 22-26, and December 29-January 2 in observance of holidays and university closures.

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