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Welcome While you’re making your housing decision, keep in mind that at Minnesota State Mankato, the residence communities are a lot more than just a place to sleep. The residence communities are grouped into five communities: Crawford, McElroy, Julia A. Sears, Preska, and Stadium Heights. Each has distinctive characteristics, inspired in part by location, design and the different cultural or academic learning community programs housed within. Each offers services designed to make life on campus easier and more convenient.

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Apply for Housing Now! Whether you prefer to live in a semi-suite, a traditional room, or an apartment, Minnesota State Mankato offers many housing options. You can choose from single-sex floor environments, coed halls, and communities where students who share common classes live. While many will choose a room based on the location of each of our communities, some will find attractive options in the many room types we offer, including apartments, renovated spaces, and semi-suites with full bathrooms. Others may decide to participate in our Learning Communities Program for first-year students. Your residential choices are extensive. Consider your interests, and indicate your preferences on your housing application. And rest assured that when you do arrive at Minnesota State Mankato, help will be on hand to make your transition to campus life as smooth as possible. Professional staff and student staff will be waiting to welcome you to your new home away from home.

Contents Apply for Housing Now!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Room Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Margaret R. Preska Residence Community . . . . . 5

Apply for housing and let us know your housing and dining preferences by following these steps: 1. Confirm Enrollment at Minnesota State University, Mankato 2. Review the Materials - This book outlines your residence community options. Reading this information carefully will help you determine your preferences. 3. Tell Us Your Preferences - On the Housing Reservation Application, answer all of the questions and indicate your preferences for residence community, room type, roommate, etc. While we cannot always honor every request, we will do our best to assign you to a room that will meet your needs. 4. Sign the Contract - Carefully read the enclosed Housing Contract before you sign. Keep in mind that the contract covers the entire academic year. Sign and date the contract at the bottom. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also sign the contract. 5. Apply For Housing - Return your Housing Reservation Application, Housing Contract, and $250 prepayment to the Department of Residential Life as soon as possible. 6. We’ll Confirm Your Reservation and let you know when you can expect your room assignment, find out about your roommate, and learn more about Move-In Day.

Julia A. Sears Residence Community . . . . . . . . . 6 Crawford Residence Community . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 McElroy Residence Community . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Map of Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Stadium Heights Residence Community . . . . . . 15 Basic and Renovated Rooms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Suites and Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Community Amenities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Things to Bring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Or, apply for housing online at www.mnsu.edu/reslife You’ll need your Minnesota State Mankato TechID and PIN

We hope to see you soon!

Meet the Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Housing Contract. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover

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Room Types Double Rooms

Most rooms on campus house two people. Basic Double Rooms: Crawford C and McElroy E, F, G Halls Renovated Doubles: Crawford A, B, D, McElroy H, and Preska I Halls

Superdouble Rooms

While these rooms have the same furnishings as a double room, superdouble rooms are somewhat larger. Basic Superdouble Rooms: Crawford C and McElroy F, G Halls Renovated Superdoubles: Crawford B Hall

Double Semi-Suites

Julia Sears and Preska semi-suites include two rooms plus a full, compartmentalized bathroom (shower, toilet, and sink). Double semi-suites house four students in two bedrooms connected by the bathroom. Rooms are air-conditioned, have 10-foot ceilings, and sound resistant walls. Double Semi-Suites: Julia Sears and Preska J, K, and L Halls

Full-Bath Suites

Designed for two people, full-bath suites have a bed/study room, a sitting room, and a bathroom. Bathrooms include a tub and/or shower, toilet, and sink. Basic Full-Bath Suites: Crawford C and McElroy E, F, G Halls Renovated Full-Bath Suites: Crawford A, B, D, McElroy H, and Preska I Halls

Economy Single Rooms

Economy single rooms have just one set of furniture and are considerably smaller than a double room. There are a very limited number of economy single rooms on campus. Students requiring a single room for medical reasons should contact the Department of Residential Life and also read about Special Accommodations for more information. Basic Economy Single Rooms: McElroy E and F Halls Renovated Economy Single Rooms: Crawford D Hall

Single Rooms

Single rooms have just one set of furniture and they are the same size as a double room. There are a very limited of single rooms on campus. Students requiring a single room for medical reasons should contact the Department of Residential Life and also read about Special Accommodations for more information. Basic Single Rooms: Crawford C and McElroy E, F, G Halls Renovated Single Rooms: Crawford A, B, D, McElroy H, and Preska I Halls

Single Semi-Suites

Julia Sears and Preska semi-suites include two rooms plus a full, compartmentalized bathroom (shower, toilet, and sink). Single semi-suites house two students in two bedrooms connected by the bathroom. Rooms are air-conditioned, have 10-foot ceilings, and sound resistant walls. Single Semi-Suites: Julia Sears and Preska J, K, and L Halls

Apartments

Furnished three-person apartment units with single bedrooms are located in the Stadium Heights Residence Community.

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Margaret R. Preska Residence Community Our newest residence community provides housing for nearly 500 students in semi-suite and renovated-style housing. All of the modern semi-suites in J, K, and L Halls have two bedrooms and a full, compartmentalized bathroom. Most of the semi-suites house four residents, and a limited number of single semi-suites are available. Renovated rooms in I Hall offer primarily double rooms. The main floor of this community includes classrooms, the New Student and Family Programs office, and gathering spaces, with residential spaces on floors two, three, and four of J, K, and L Halls and floors one through four in I Hall. This community is adjacent to Carkoski Commons, providing indoor access to the Carkoski Dining Hall. Window

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Lofted Bed

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Double Semi-Suite*

Preska I Hall Double and Single Rooms

10’10” x 15’10”

Preska J, K and L Hall Double Semi-Suites Each Bed/Study Room Bathroom Hall Toilet Area Shower Area Each Entry/Closet/Sink Area

21’11” x 20’0” 10’11” x 11’0” 7’0” x 3’1” 6’1” x 4’1” 3’0” x 3’0” 11’0” x 7’5”

Preska J, K and L Hall Single Semi-Suites Each Bed/Study Room Entry Area Bathroom

20’0” x 20’0” 11’2” x 11’3” 8’10” x 5’2” 7’2” x 5’4”, plus shower 3’0” x 3’0”

Lofted Bed

Lofted Bed

These dimensions represent the average measurements for semi-suites in Preska. A given room may very slightly from the listed dimensions and furniture configuration. Preska I Hall rooms measure approximately eight feet in height. Preska J, K, and L Hall rooms measure approximately 10 feet in height.

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Preska I* Renovated Double and Single Rooms* *Drawings not to scale

Also in the Preska Residence Community > > > > > >

Multi-purpose community space Indoor access to the Carkoski Dining Hall Great views of campus Office of New Student and Family Programs Gathering space Convenient floor laundry facilities

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Air Conditioning

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Female

Renovated

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I2

Male

Renovated

In-Room

I3

Female

Renovated

In-Room

I4

Male

Renovated

In-Room

J2

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

J3

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

J4

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

K2

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

K3

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

K4

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

L2

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

L3

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

L4

Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

Each semi-suite unit houses a single gender.

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Julia A. Sears Residence Community Julia Sears offers semi-suite style housing for approximately 600 residents. Most semi-suites house four students in two bed/ study rooms with a shared, compartmentalized bathroom. Students living in Julia Sears enjoy central air-conditioning in their rooms, large study lounges on their floors, modern kitchens and laundry rooms, and the 1872 Grill with full grill and fresh grab-and-go food options.

Each Bed/Study Room

11’2” x 11’6”

Bathroom

7’6” x 9’6”

Each Entry/Closet/Sink Area

7’5” x 9’6”

Dresser

Dresser

Dresser

Closet

Door

Closet

Approximately 8’0” x 11’2”

Dresser

Door

Closet

22’4” x 11’2”

Lofted Bed

Desk

Closet

Bathroom

Desk

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Toilet

Lofted Bed

Lofted Bed

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Each Bed/Study Room

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Sink

Julia Sears Single Semi-Suites (Includes both rooms and the bathroom)

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Lofted Bed

Sink

22’4” x 21’0”

Door

6’4” x Approximately 7’, plus shower

Door

Double Semi-Suite*

These dimensions represent the average measurements for semi-suites in Julia Sears. A given room may vary from the listed dimensions and furniture configuration. Ceilings in Julia Sears are approximately 10 feet in height.

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Closet

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Closet

Julia Sears Double Semi-Suites (Includes both rooms and the bathroom)

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Lofted Bed

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Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

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Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

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Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

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Coed

Semi-Suites

Central Air

Each semi-suite unit houses a single gender.

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Dresser

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Door

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Door

Sink

Toilet

Dresser

Door

Single Semi-Suite* *Drawings not to scale

Also in the Julia Sears Residence Community > > > > >

Multi-purpose community space 1872 Grill and Convenience Store Great views of campus Lots of green space Convenient floor laundry facilities

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Crawford Residence Community The four halls of the Crawford Residence Community—A, B, C, and D—house approximately 800 residents. Students may choose from basic or renovated rooms. Outdoor recreational fields next to Crawford include basketball courts and a sand volleyball pit. Carkoski Commons, connected to Crawford, McElroy, and Preska has many community facilities available including the dining hall, computer lab, Health Services and Pharmacy, and the Residential Life office. There is no additional charge to use the washers and dryers in any of the residence communities. Crawford - A and B*

Desk

Desk

Dresser

Lofted Bed

Dresser

Lofted Bed

Window

Crawford A and B Hall Double and Single Rooms

10’8” x 15’7”

Crawford C Hall Double and Single Rooms

10’10” x 15’10”

Crawford B and C Hall Superdouble Rooms

14’10” x 15’10”

Crawford D Hall Double and Single Rooms

10’10” x 15’7”

These dimensions represent the average measurements for rooms in Crawford. A given room may vary slightly from the listed dimensions and furniture configuration. Crawford rooms measure approximately eight feet in height.

Storage

Sink

Closet

Closet + +

Door

Crawford Residence Community

Crawford - C*

Desk Lofted Bed

Sink

Dresser

Lofted Bed

Dresser

Shelf

Desk

Shelf

Window

+ +

Closet and Storage

Crawford - D* Desk

Dresser

Dresser

Lofted Bed

Lofted Bed

Shelf

Desk

Shelf

Window

Sink

Storage

Closet

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Door

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Rate Type

Air Conditioning

A1

Female

Renovated

In-Room

A2

Male

Renovated

In-Room

A3

Female

Renovated

In-Room

A4

Male

Renovated

In-Room

B1

Male

Renovated

In-Room

B2

Female

Renovated

In-Room

B3

Male

Renovated

In-Room

B4

Female

Renovated

In-Room

C1

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

C2

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

C3

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

C4

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

D1

Male

Renovated

In-Room

D2

Female

Renovated

In-Room

D3

Male

Renovated

In-Room

D4

Female

Renovated

In-Room

Maverick Mentor Program

A Maverick Mentor lives on each floor in Crawford. Mentors are upper-class students at Minnesota State Mankato and assist residents in their academic transition to college. Creating study groups, having one-on-one conversations about academic goals and resources, planning faculty review sessions, and implementing several academic incentive and reward programs are just a few of the many ways Mentors and CAs contribute to the academic culture of Crawford. 9


McElroy Residence Community The four halls of McElroy—E, F, G, and H—are joined by a central corridor leading to the front desk, Preska and Carkoski Commons. Approximately 800 residents live in McElroy, including students enrolled in a Learning Community. McElroy G Hall is unique as the hall is coed by room and has two community bathrooms on each floor—one for men and one for women. Students may choose from basic or renovated room types. There is no additional charge to use the washers and dryers in any of the residence communities. Carkoski Commons, connected to Crawford, McElroy, and Preska, has Chet’s Place Grill and Convenience store located around the corner from the Residential Life office. McElroy E, F and H Hall Economy Single Rooms

McElroy E, F and G Hall Rooms*

9’ x 15’10”

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10’10” x 15’10” Desk

13’6” x 15’10”

Rate Type

Air Conditioning

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

E2

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

E3

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

E4

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

F1

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

F2

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

F3

Male

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

F4

Female

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

G1

Coed

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

G2

Coed

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

G3

Coed

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

G4

Coed

Basic

Kitchen & Lounge Only

H1

Male

Renovated

In-Room

H2

Female

Renovated

In-Room

H3

Male

Renovated

In-Room

H4

Female

Renovated

In-Room

Lofted Bed

Dresser + +

Gender

E1

Dresser

Floor

Lofted Bed

These dimensions represent the average measurements for rooms in McElroy. A given room may vary from the listed dimensions and furniture configuration. McElroy rooms measure approximately eight feet in height.

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Desk

McElroy F and G Superdouble Rooms

Sink

McElroy E, F, G, and H Hall Double and Single Rooms

Closet and Storage

McElroy H Hall Rooms* Lofted Bed

Lofted Bed

Dresser

Desk

Desk

Storage

Closet

Closet

Sink

10

Dresser

Window

+ +

Door

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Learning Communities

McElroy Residence Community houses most of New Student and Family Program’s Learning Community programs. First-year students wishing to live in a learning community will take some of their classes together and live in the same area of their residence community, providing an excellent opportunity to connect with other firstyear students. Each learning community has their own Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) who is dedicated to the academic success of every member as they transition to college life at Minnesota State Mankato.

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Map of Campus

Crawford Residence Community

Department of Residential Life

Julia A. Sears Residence Community

Department of Residential Life 111 Carkoski Commons Mankato, MN 56001

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Stadium Heights Residence Community Stadium Heights Residence Community offers students apartment-style living. These seven buildings located two blocks from campus has a modified Residential Life program. Each living area has upholstered seating, coffee and end tables, full-size refrigerator/freezer, electric range, dishwasher, seating at breakfast counter or table and chairs, and a full bathroom plus additional sink (most units). All apartments have central air conditioning, and house a single gender.

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Bedroom

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Living Room

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Stadium Heights Residence Community Apartments Three single bedrooms in each unit Seven three-story buildings for 250 residents Individual housing contracts Laundry room for each building Sand volleyball court Utilities included (electricity, water, sewer, trash, and gas) > Central heat and air conditioning in each unit > Shuttle service to campus > Meal Plan or Flex-only plan options available for apartment residents

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8’8” x 10’1” 11’6” x 11’6” 6’ x 8’ 8’ x 10’6”

Kitchen Bath

Apartment Layout

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Bath Room Kitchen

Bedroom

A

Stadium Heights Bedroom C

10’5” x 10’1”

These dimensions represent the average measurements for rooms in Stadium Heights. Rooms may vary from the listed dimensions. The bedrooms and living area are carpeted. Stadium Heights rooms measure approximately eight feet in height.

“Being able to walk out of your room and do free laundry at any time of the day is phenomenal!” – Alec M.

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Basic and Renovated Rooms Basic Rooms in Crawford C and McElroy E, F, and G Halls Basic Room

> Sink in each room > Adjustable lofted twin beds (80 inch, extra-long mattresses) > Desks and desk chairs > Closets > Window blinds

Basic Double, Superdouble, Single, and Economy Single Rooms

These rooms are the same size as renovated rooms and are located in Crawford C and McElroy E, F, and G Halls. Students living on these floors enjoy modern floor kitchens and lounges that are air-conditioned.

Renovated Rooms in Crawford A, B, and D and McElroy H and Preska I Halls Renovated Double, Superdouble, Single, Suite, and Economy Single Rooms

These rooms, renovated between 2007 and 2011, have an atmosphere to relax and study in. The renovation included contemporary closets, in-room air conditioning, and the ability to control the heat in each room, among many other changes. These rooms are the same size as basic double, superdouble, single and economy single rooms. Renovated rooms are located in Crawford A, B, and D, McElroy H and Preska I Halls.

Contemporary Closets

A whole new closet configuration provides you with much needed storage space!

New Sinks

The renovated plumbing projects included new sinks in each room with the added bonus of new medicine cabinets and tile around the sinks.

Updated Community Bathrooms

Great Lighting

Enjoy new lighting throughout the hall and in each room. You can even dim the lights in the halls and lounges.

Updated Electrical Service

Additional outlets can be found throughout these halls.

Updated Heating System

Enjoy the comforts of a new heating system, with the ability to adjust the heat in your room.

Air Conditioners

Every renovated room has an air conditioner built in!

Renovated rooms include all of the amenities of Basic rooms as listed above.

New tile was installed in each of the community bathrooms.

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Suites and Apartments Semi-Suite Rooms in Julia Sears and Preska J, K, and L Halls Semi-Suite Amenities > Large window in each bedroom > Central air conditioning > Modern colors > 10-foot ceilings > Sound resistant walls > Adjustable lofted beds for each resident > Dressers with a lockable drawer > Desks and desk chairs > Closets > Ample electrical outlets > Window blinds

Bathroom Amenities > Separate, lockable toilet stall > Shower with shower curtain > Sink with mirror in each bedroom > Electrical outlets

Floor Amenities

> All floors are coed and each semi-suite houses a single gender > Contemporary study lounge > Modern kitchen > Laundry room

Apartment Living Units in Stadium Heights Single Bedroom Amenities > Full-size bed (standard length mattress and frame) > Dresser > Desk > Desk chair > Window with window blinds > Lockable bedroom door

Living and Kitchen Area Amenities > Upholstered seating > Coffee and end table > Full-size refrigerator/freezer > Electric range > Dishwasher > Seating at breakfast counter or table and chairs > Full bathroom plus additional sink (most units)

“The lounge and kitchen are great places to interact with others while studying!” – Jessica F.

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Community Amenities Parking

Parking requires a permit. Residents of Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears, and Preska may obtain a permit at the Cashiers Office located in the Centennial Student Union. Students may also purchase permits online. Parking permits to park at Stadium Heights are included in the apartment rate. Residents of Stadium Heights may request a Stadium Heights parking permit through the Property Owners office.

Computer Lab

Carkoski Commons (between Crawford and McElroy) has a computer lab available to students living on campus. Students use these labs to access the Internet, use some of the many installed software packages, and to print using MavPrint. MavPrint stations are available in Julia Sears, Carkoski Commons, and Preska. Email stations are available near each front desk/lobby.

Security Measures

A number of security measures are taken to assist residents in maintaining a safe residence community environment. All room doors have peepholes so residents may see who is at their door before opening it. Community floor bathrooms are locked so that only floor residents can gain entry. MavCARDs provide access to residence community floors as these doors are locked 24 hours a day. MavCARDs also provide residents entry to exterior entrances in each community. In addition, each residence community is staffed by Overnight Safety Monitors from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The Overnight Safety Monitors monitor doors during the nighttime hours. Security programs and access hours are subject to change.

Ice Machines

Ice machines are located in each residence community. There is no additional charge for ice.

Bicycle Storage

Bicycles may be kept in racks located near main or rear entrances of each residence community or they may be stored in student rooms. Bicycles may not be stored in hallways, laundry facilities, lounges, or floor kitchens.

Study Lounges

Each floor has a study lounge for the residents of that floor community to use. Upholstered chairs and study tables make for a quiet and comfortable place for study groups or to study alone.

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Floor Kitchens

Each floor offers a kitchen furnished with a ceramic smoothtop range, microwave, sink and community table for residents to use.

Front Desk

Some of the services and facilities available at the front desks of each community may include cooking equipment and utensils available for check out, a DVD movie program, administrative forms, guest parking permits, flat-bed carts, recreational equipment, snow shovels, and vacuum cleaners. If you need a new battery for your smoke detector or a light bulb for your room, they may be exchanged here. In addition, the desk staff provides information to visitors and offers residents assistance in emergency situations.

Mail Service

Each room has an assigned mailbox located in the lobby of the residence community. Apartment mailboxes are located just outside the buildings.

Laundry

Clothes washers and dryers are available in the lower level areas of Crawford A, McElroy F and Preska. Laundry rooms are also available on each floor in Julia Sears, McElroy H and Preska I. Apartment laundry rooms are located in each building. Washer and dryer use is included in your room and board rate.

High-Speed Internet Access

Students have available wired high-speed Internet connections in each room. Wireless Internet access is available in rooms and in the public areas of each residence community, including floor study lounges.

Cable TV

Each bedroom is equipped with a cable television/stereo jack. Stadium Heights living room areas also have cable available. More than 65 cable TV channels are included, as well as HBO and Showtime. HD and Premium channels are available for an additional charge.

Bike Repair Station

Three bicycle repair stations are being installed across campus. These free standing units have all of the tools needed for basic bicycle repair, including air pumps. They are conveniently located and accessible 24 hours per day. One bike repair station is located between Preska Residence Community and Carkoski Commons.

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Things to Bring While the residence communities are comfortably furnished, most students choose to enhance their rooms by adding their own personal touch. Items that you may want to consider bringing include: alarm clock area rug/carpet bathrobe bike and bike lock bedspread/comforter clothes hangers coffee maker computer/printer can opener dental floss drying rack fan

flashlight/batteries hair products & appliances high efficiency (HE) laundry detergent iron laundry bag/basket mattress pad metal or flame-retardant wastebasket microwave non-halogen study lamp padlock

personal care items pillow plants posters power strip/surge protector radio razors refrigerator school supplies sewing kit sheets/bedding shelves/storage containers

shower shoes shower tote slippers soap stereo (with headphones) television and coaxial cable toothbrush toothpaste towels umbrella/raincoat

Be sure to communicate with your roommate before coming to campus. This will help you avoid duplication of items.

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Meet the Staff Full Time Staff Area Director (AD) The Area Director is responsible for all activities within the residence community. Specifically she/he directs, in conjunction with other Residential Life staff, programming planning for residents, administrative duties with the community, and student experience and behavior issues. The Area Director is a general liaison with the rest of the University and has an office located in the lobby area of the residence community. Residence Hall Program Advisor and Summer Operations Coordinator The Residence Hall Program Advisor and Summer Operations Coordinator provides leadership in the advising of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Additionally, she/ he manages all aspects of the Residential Life summer conference, guest housing, and pre-season programs.

Hall Director (HD) The Hall Director is responsible for coordinating community development activities and functions, responding to student needs and behavior concerns, and connecting students to campus services. Additionally, she/he provides direct supervision to a team of Community Advisors. The Hall Director has an office located in the lobby area of the residence community. Apartment Community Director (ACD) The Apartment Community Director is responsible for coordinating community development activities and functions, responding to student needs and behavior concerns, and connecting students to campus services. Additionally, she/ he provides direct supervision to a team of Apartment Community Advisors. The Apartment Community Director has an office located in the front desk area of Stadium Heights.

Student Success Coordinator and Conduct Hearing Officer The Student Success Coordinator and Conduct Hearing Officer provides leadership in communicating expectations regarding student behavior and in responding to student behaviors ranging from alleged policy violations to crisis interventions. Additionally, she/he manages all aspects of the Maverick Mentor academic support program in Residential Life. The Student Success Coordinator has an office located in the main Residential Life office.

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Student Staff Community Advisor (CA) A Community Advisor (CA) helps students in their transition to campus, organizes activities, serves as a resource to campus, leads floor meetings, and helps communicate housing and campus information. Community Advisors live on each floor. Apartment Community Advisors live in each Stadium Heights building. Maverick Mentor A Maverick Mentor helps students in their academic transition to our campus through individual conversations, floor activities, and the “One Minute Clinic� program. Maverick Mentors live on each floor in the Crawford Residence Community.

Graduate Staff

Academic Programming Coordinator (APC) The Academic Programming Coordinator creates and implements programming that supports the academic success of first year students in the Crawford Residence Community. Additionally, she/he provides direct supervision to a team of Maverick Mentors. Student Service Coordinator (SSC) The Student Service Coordinator oversees the operation of the residence community front desk and coordinates room changes for students within and between residence communities.

Learning Community Coordinator A Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) helps students in their academic transition to campus through individual conversations and activities related to the learning community focus. Overnight Safety Monitor Overnight Safety Monitors assist residents on the main campus when front desks are closed, monitor exterior doors, and report suspicious activity, vandalism, and other safety concerns. Overnight Safety Monitors partner with residents and University Security to foster a secure community. Stadium Heights Security Staff Stadium Heights Security Staff assist residents of Stadium Heights from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. They monitor exterior doors and report suspicious activity, vandalism and other safety concerns. Stadium Heights Security Staff partner with residents and Residential Life staff to foster a secure community.

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The Housing Contract The Housing Contract is a legal, binding document you sign and return along with your Housing Reservation Application. Please read the contract carefully so that you understand each section. All Housing Contracts are in effect for one academic year or that portion of the academic year remaining at the time occupancy begins. Once you have signed the contract, you can be released from the contract only under the specific guidelines listed in the termination and release sections of the contract. Any contract changes (release, room changes, meal changes, etc.) during the academic year affecting billing become effective the Saturday following the transaction.

Contract Cancellation

You may cancel your contract only before the start of your first semester of occupancy. Cancellations must be submitted in writing, online, or by e-mail. You may not cancel your contract over the phone. Cancellations must be received by the Department of Residential Life. Cancellations sent to other University offices will not cancel your contract. Failure to register or withdrawal from the University does not cancel your contract.

Payment of Bills

Fall semester charges will first be viewable on the University’s website in August. Spring semester charges are viewable beginning in December. Room and board payments are due according to University policy and an installment plan is available. Students receiving financial aid will have the aid applied toward their total University charges. More information about the payment schedule is available on the University’s website.

Housing During Breaks Each residence community remains open during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Housing is also available for students attending summer session classes. The summer housing location will be determined in March. Stadium Heights Residence Community residents will also have an option to stay in the apartments. A separate fee is charged for Winter Break and summer housing. The dining hall is closed during each of these breaks.

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Special Accommodations

Applying for special on-campus housing accommodations based on medical need: In compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Minnesota State University, Mankato students with documented disabilities may request special housing accommodations. These requests will be evaluated within the context of current housing policies, students’ needs, and available facilities. In order for such housing accommodation requests to be considered, students must first be registered with the Office of Disability Services. To register with ODS, submit your own brief written explanation of your particular disability and why it requires some form of specialized housing consideration to the Minnesota State Mankato Office of Disability Services, 132 Memorial Library, Mankato, MN 56001. The Disability Services staff will then instruct you on the documentation process and determine what accommodations you are eligible to receive. For full consideration, requests for special accommodations based on medical need must be received by: > May 15 for housing beginning fall semester > December 1 for housing beginning spring semester >  April 1 for summer session housing

Roommate Matching

We will make every effort possible to honor your roommate, room type and hall preferences according to the information you provide on your Housing Reservation Application. Students who wish to live with or near another particular student should include this information on their Housing Reservation Application. Both students must request each other and provide the other student’s name and TechID. Requests of this nature may also be made online. To help us find the best assignment for students requesting to live with each other, both students should indicate the same room preferences in the same order of preference. You may also use RoomSync our roommate matching software through Facebook to select your own roommate. Roommate requests must be submitted by May 20 for full consideration.

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Frequently Asked Questions Do freshmen have to live on campus?

Do I need to loft my own bed?

Do freshmen stay in a specific residence community?

Can I bring a refrigerator?

Freshman do not have to live on campus. Though, about 87% of freshman choose to live on campus.

While many freshmen will stay in areas where we have programs for first year students, such as the Maverick Mentor program in Crawford and Learning Communities in McElroy, any student may live in any community.

What furnishings are provided for residents?

For each resident in Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears, and Preska, we supply a lofted bed, mattress, dresser/drawers, desk, and a desk chair. In each residence community room, we provide a sink, closet space, and blinds for windows. Stadium Heights apartment living rooms include a couch, two chairs, a coffee table and an end table. Each room also has a network jack and a cable TV jack. Residents provide their own coaxial and Internet cables. Bedrooms include a full-size bed, dresser/drawers, writing desk, and chair. Apartment kitchens include a full-size refrigerator/freezer, electric range, dishwasher, and seating for three. Furnishings provided by the University remain in the room in which they are located.

Can freshmen bring cars?

All students may bring a vehicle to campus. A permit is required to park your vehicle.

What bedding and linen items should I bring?

All rooms in Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears, and Preska communities include lofted beds. Lofted beds may not be replaced with self-constructed or other rented lofts. Apartment beds are not lofted. Yes. Refrigerators brought to campus must be in good working condition and are subject to inspection. Students may not bring full-size refrigerators to campus.

Is telephone service available?

Yes. Wired telephone service can be contracted separately. Information about contracting for phone service is available on our website.

Is Internet access provided?

Wireless Internet access is available in student rooms as well as all public areas of each residence community. Wired Internet connections are available in each student room.

Which electrical appliances can I bring?

The Department of Residential Life reserves the right to restrict appliances that pose a danger to the residence communities. Specifically, the following appliances are not allowed: charcoal grills, gas grills, toaster ovens, freezers, halogen lamps and appliances with an open heating element or flame. Look for appliances that have earned the ENERGY STARÂŽ logo. These products have met energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and help reduce the amount of energy utilized in each residence community.

Students must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels, lamps (non-halogen), metal or flame-retardant wastebaskets (for fire safety reasons), and other personal items. Residence hall rooms have 80� (extra-long) mattresses. Apartment bedrooms have standard length full-size mattresses.

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Office Hours

Department of Residential Life

Academic Year: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

111 Carkoski Commons Mankato, MN 56001

Summer:

Residential Life Help Line:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday reslife@mnsu.edu www.mnsu.edu/reslife

507-389-1011 Fax: 507-389-2687 MRS/TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

Have a question about housing or residential life at Minnesota State University, Mankato? Facebook us! The Department of Residential Life reserves the right to modify floor designations and descriptions based on demand.

We value diversity within our residence communities and staff, bringing together people of different backgrounds—including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and age—in order to work toward inclusive communities based on respect and meaningful interactions. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University. This document is available in alternative format to individuals with disabilities by calling the Department of Residential Life at 507-389-1011 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). RESL121BK_10/13

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