Housing Contract


The Housing Contract binds you to certain legal requirements.

Very specific guidelines must be followed in entering into and ending a contract. The guidelines listed here and are a part of the Housing Contract. The terms and conditions of your contract should be understood, and you should realize that the contract is a legal, binding document.

2022-2023 Housing Contract

Note: The University reserves the right to make changes to the residence communities, programs, and meal plans at any time.


Contract Limitations

Contracts are not transferable from student to student nor from year to year.


Contract Duration

Housing Contracts are in effect for one academic year or that portion of the academic year remaining at the time occupancy begins. Once signed, a contract can be ended only under the specific guidelines listed in the contract termination and contract release sections of the contract. Any contract changes (release, room changes, etc.) that affect billing will become effective the Saturday following the transaction.


Contract Cancellation (for incoming students who have not moved in)

Cancellation of a Housing Contract is accepted online. Cancellations sent to other University offices are not valid. Failure to register or withdrawal from the University does not constitute cancellation of the Housing Contract.

NOTE: If you are a current resident, you should complete the Contract Release Request.


Payment of Bills

Bills for Fall Semester charges will be available on E-Services in August. Room and meal plan payments are due as indicated by University policy. Students receiving financial aid will have that aid applied toward their comprehensive semester charges. Residential Life reserves the right to adjust your bill if an error was made.


Housing During Breaks

We recognize that some students must remain in Mankato for the entire academic year. Consequently, all of the residence communities remain open during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Housing is also available for students attending Summer Session classes.

A fee is charged for the Winter Break period, Summer Session, and Summer Interim housing. The dining center is closed during academic breaks. Break housing in students' current rooms is available only during the regular academic year. Students may be required to move to another location for the summer months.