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Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/res_life_events/res_life_events.html


Do you want to have a little fun?

How about A LOT of fun? 

While living on campus, keep in mind that at Minnesota State Mankato, the residence halls are a lot more than a place to sleep.

As part of our mission, Residential Life states that "we want to facilitate students' personal success by promoting and providing opportunities for positive involvement in life outside the classroom." 

Here are links to just a few of our own Residential Life Co-Sponsored Events and links to other fun opportunities here on campus.  Watch your floor and lobby bulletin boards, table tents in the dining areas, and your E-Newsletters for additional activities.


Crawford Haunted House

The Crawford Haunted House (put on by Crawford Residents) is in the lower level of Carkoski near the computer lab.  This is free and open to all students.  This is usually on the last Wednesday in October


House Party

For the ninth year in a row, the Student Health Services/Health Education Office will co-host an educational event called House Party.  Residential Life and Greek Life also support this cause.  This event usually takes place on the third Wednesday in October from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Vans will be available to take people to and from the house.  The vans will leave from the McElroy, Julia Sears, and Preska lobbies.  Come have fun with your friends at this annual event! 

Our goal is to educate students on the dangers of high-risk drinking.  This event is a mock house party where students take a tour of an off campus house and explore a "house party" from a sober perspective.  Student volunteers act out scenarios that students may have encountered at a real house party.  Students will be given statistical information about the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and then will be educationed on how they can better keep themselves and their friends safe if they do choose to drink. 



RHA's first annual Turkey Fun Run/Walk was on November 17, 2012.  The event was located at the fitness trail behind Gage towers.  Tons of prizes, will be given to both teams and individuals for best costume, fastest time, and many more!

The individual registration fee was a canned food item.  The registration fee for a group to sign up was the donation of a frozen turkey.  All food was donated to the ECHO food shelf here in Mankato.  This event was created and run by mankatorha.org.  The continuation of this event will be decided in the fall semester each year.

The first fifty people to register received a RHA Turkey Run t-shirt!


Holiday Decorating Guidelines can be found on the Winter Break Information page.



 Moonlight Breakfast

Need a study break before finals? This usually occurs the Sunday before finals from 10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Breakfast will be served in the Carkoski Dining Hall by your friendly neighborhood Hall Directors!



Winter Welcome Week

Visit the Winter Welcome Week web page or see schedule below.





Campus-wide Opportunities through the Department of Student Life