Campus Community

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/whymankato/community/

A Vibrant Campus Community

Your home away from home

From the moment you arrive on campus, you'll be immersed in a dynamic, energetic environment that's friendly, welcoming and just the right size. You'll have access to all the benefits and resources of a large university, but you won’t get lost in the crowd at Minnesota State Mankato.

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On our 350-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, you'll meet people from all over the country and the globe, be challenged with new ways of thinking, gain a deeper understanding of our multicultural society, and find out why college is more than classes and credits.

Whatever your interest – sports, academic, ethnic, cultural, political, social or religious – with more than 200 student organizations to choose from, you're sure to find new best friends and new experiences!

On any given day, you'll find things to do and easy ways to fit in. Cheer on the winning Maverick sports teams, including Division I men's and women's hockey, or choose a more relaxed game of intramural sports. Attend lectures with world-class speakers, researchers and writers. Find out why Minnesota State Mankato theatre, music and dance performances rank in the top one percent of attendance nationwide. Or grab a coffee and plant yourself by the fireplace in the student union and feel the energy of your new world.