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Reserve Your 2015-2016 Housing Reservation Online

2015-2016 Housing Options and Reservation Applications are now being accepted for new entering students that have confirmed their 2015-2016 Admissions acceptance.

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Application Process
Housing Options Available      

Current Residents please see your Room Selection Schedule. 


This Week's News


Spring Break: Communities Close Friday, March 6 at 7:00 P.M and Open Sunday, March 15 at Noon

  • Meals will be served until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6; Dinner will be the first meal served on Sunday, March 15. 
  • Staff will be checking your room on Friday to help secure the building. 
  • Residents who are signed up to stay in the residence communities over Spring Break may park their vehicles in Lots 13 or Lot 14 and at Stadium Heights in Lot 751.

Parking >>>
Office Hours >>>
Policies >>> 


Before you leave for Spring Break, be sure to:

1. CLOSE and LOCK your windows.
2. Take out your garbage.
3. Return all To-Go Meal containers to the Carkoski Dining Hall.
4. Turn off the alarm on your clock.
5. Close blinds if on the first floor.
6. Turn off an unplug your computer and electronics.
7. Turn off all lights.
8. CLOSE and LOCK your room door.


Sign Up for Summer Housing Beginning Friday, March 6

Important details about applying for Summer 2015 Housing
, the assignment process, and different housing options are now online.  Reserve a space in Summer Housing in the Department of Residential Life Office from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday beginning Friday, March 6.




Call Stadium Heights to Check Out Apartment-Style Living; The ONLY Apartment Complex Managed by the MSU Department of Residential Life

Stadium Heights tours are available Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tours will begin at the Residential Life Stadium Heights Office. Call 507-388-5167 NOW to make your tour appointment with Mary or Wendy.

Single and Double Rooms in 3-Bedroom Apartment-Style Living are available!



Benefits of living in the Stadium Heights Apartment Residence Community:

  • New Building Available Fall 2015
  • Free Parking
  • Free Snow Removal
  • Summer Housing - $30 Per Person

Current residents and new incoming first-year students are invited to visit our apartment-style housing
360 degree videos to view your options. Contact the Residential Life office and APPLY TODAY!


Sign Up to Live in any Community Next Year 

It's time to start seriously thinking about housing for next year.  Current students have priority over new students and may request rooms in any residence community, but ONLY THROUGH MARCH  31, 2015. Rooms types are assigned by first-come first-served applications.

When you sign up online, you may hold the space in your living unit for another current student who has not yet signed up.  A requested roommate space can be held through May 20.   After May 20, the hold will be released and another student will be assigned to the room.

Additional Room Selection Information

Stadium Heights apartment tours are available Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tours begin at the Residential Life Stadium Heights Office. Call 507-388-5167 NOW to make your tour appointment with Mary or Wendy.


Try RoomSync via Facebook and Empower Yourself to Find the Ideal Roommate!

RoomSync is free and available to students who have made a Minnesota State Mankato on-campus housing reservation for next year. Upperclass, returning, and transfer students are maintained separate from first-year students.




Join a Sophomore Learning Community for Next Year - Even if You Will Live Off Campus!

We will have four Sophomore Learning Communities for the academic year of 2015-2016: Essence of Nursing, Sophomore Honors, Exploring Psychology and Sophomore Elementary Education.  The Sophomore Learning Communities are a way to continue to build a community of scholars to support each other in more challenging classes.

Consider joining a Sophomore Learning Community today!  Enrollment is open now at:


Apply Now for Summer Conference Staff Positions

The Department of Residential Life hosts many conferences and camps throughout the summer and is currently seeking qualified individuals for Summer Conference Staff positions. The Summer Conference Staff will assist with all summer operations, including furniture moves, making beds and staffing the front desks. Compensation includes an optional room for the summer. Two different types of positions are available including one Conference Crew Lead and seven Conference Assistant positions. Applications will be available March 6 here and are due by March 20.

Apply for Summer Conference Staff Positions


Apply to be a Summer Orientation Registration Assistant or Office Assistant!

  • Help students make the transition to MSU, Mankato
  • Earn $8.00/hour
  • Must be enrolled in a summer course
  • Applications are due Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Shelley Loewenhagen at

More information >>>


Find Math98 Help Monday Evenings

In Math 98?  Whether you need help understanding concepts, want help reviewing the material, or a specific homework question has you stumped, Derick our tutor can help. 

Math98 tutoring is available every Monday between 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Carkoski Computer lab. Please join us any Monday for this free opportunity!

Drop-ins welcome!




Last Week's News


Congratulations for NRHH Leaders!

The Maverick Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is excited to inform the Residence Halls of two very important updates.  First, congratulations to Nick Kragness, a Community Advisor in Crawford, for being elected to serve as the President for the 2015-2106 academic year.  Also, NRHH is glad to welcome the following student leaders into the Maverick Chapter as the Spring 2015 induction class:

Mallorie Briggs
Sarah Galaszewski
Karli Heroff
Mandaly LaMere
Tamra Masog
Brandon Nyberg
Nicole Peterson
Faical Rayani
Katie Schleper
Grace Smith
Angel Waturuocha

Congratulations to all!  For more information on NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary) please visit


Review Your 2015-2016 Meal Plan Options Today!

Meal plan options for the 2015-2016 academic year are now available to review.  Students with confirmed Minnesota State University, Mankato housing reservations may select their 2015-2016 meal plan using E-services beginning February 1, 2015.



Contact ResTech Services with Internet Service Questions

Internet service is better when an ethernet cord is used to plug your device into the wall jack.  Restart your device so it connects to the hard-wired Internet jack instead of searching for the wireless.  If problems persist see ResTech Services.  Improvements to wireless service are planned and will be implemented in summer 2015.

Additional ResTech Service Information


Upcoming News

All Floor and Hall communities plan their own activities and events. It is important to watch for posters and to contact your Community Advisor (CA) about which Social Media will best keep you updated with activities, meetings, and fun last minute events!



March 4
Deadline to register for Spring Break Housing.

March 6
Food service ends at 6:00 p.m.
Halls close at 7:00 p.m. for Spring Break.

March 15

Spring break ends and Halls open at 12:00 noon.
Food service begins at 4:30 p.m. for evening meal.

April 30
Last day to convert Maverick 160 Plan meals to Flex Dollars for spring semester.
24-hour Quiet Hours for semester finals begin at 10:00 p.m.

May 8
Last day to use 2014-2015 Flex Dollars on all meal plans.
Food service ends at 1:30 p.m.
24-hour Quiet Hours end at 7:00 p.m.
Halls close at 7:00 p.m.


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