About the Centennial Student Union

Your House of Serendipity is the place where you discover "pleasant surprises that INVITE, INVOLVE and INSPIRE." At the Centennial Student Union, we are dedicated to making this more than just another building on campus. Rather the CSU is the heart of university life at Minnesota State Mankato  -- the students' living room -- enhanced by a collection of student organizations and services

Here you are INVITED to feed your body, your mind or your spirit. Stop in for a Maverick burger, a Stomper sandwich or your favorite salad. Use downtime for billiards or bowling, sitting with your laptop or just being lazy by the Hearth Lounge fireplace. Among the most popular reasons students come to the CSU is our monthly therapy dog sessions. The CSU also welcomes you with other programs such as Serendipity Karaoke, its new Open Mic Series and its ongoing Serendipity Music Series featuring lunchtime performances by some of Minnesota's best musicians. 

Here you can get INVOLVED in Student Activities, or reach out into the greater Mankato community as a student volunteer. Throughout the year, the CSU is a center of campus activity. Stomper's Cinema offers weekly first-run movies - free to students - in spectacular 7.1 surround sound in the award-winning Ostrander Auditorium. The CSU is the site for entertainment, cultural nights as well as stimulating lectures covering a wide range of social issues.

Here you can be INSPIRED. The CSU’s welcoming atmosphere and engaging culture encourage students as they gain confidence, new relationships, leadership skills and personal awareness as they shape rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. The CSU leads the way in Boasting Exception Student Talent by featuring eight students each semester for its 55-foot BEST Board

Whatever your needs, you'll find something of interest in the CSU. We also hope you find serendipity -- that pleasant surprise you weren't expecting.