Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Campus Community

News and updates related to the novel coronavirus respiratory illness; cases have been confirmed in Minnesota and in Blue Earth County.

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  1. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30. At that time, all classes will be offered either online or through an alternative format. If you need tech help during the transition, visit
  2. Spring commencement ceremonies have been cancelled. A commencement alternative for celebrating our graduates is being planned and will be shared with 2020 spring and summer graduates on April 18. All other events of more than 10 people have also been cancelled. Please refer to the Event Cancellation list on this page for more details about specific events.
  3. All employees who are able to work remotely are required to do so starting Friday, March 20. Look for tips and technology updates to help you stay connected and productive at
  4. As of Monday, March 30, all buildings except residential halls and the Dining Center are closed. Memorial Library is physically closed, but online and distance services remain available. Residential halls are accessible to residents through electronic MavCard readers until April 5, and The Dining Center is serving meals to-go only.
  5. All University-related travel is banned, both internationally and out of state. There are no restrictions on personal travel, but students, faculty and staff who visit a Level 3 country are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

 Situation at a glance

Graphic summary of the covid-19 situation and the minnesota state mankato campus community

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Expense Reimbursements and Future Travel


A chronological archive of messages received from campus leadership regarding COVID-19.


We Are All In This Together

At Minnesota State Mankato, we are making every effort to continue educating students. Our commitment to helping students reach their dream of earning a college degree will not waver, and we will pursue all potential solutions to ensure students can overcome formidable financial hardships.

Minnesota State Mankato has created three funds to help provide assistance to students during these increasingly challenging times. Please consider making a contribution today to help our students when they need it most. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of funds go directly to help those students in need.

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