Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Campus Community

News and updates related to the Unviersity’s response to COVID-19, as well as the Return to Learn initiative for the fall 2020 semester.

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Return to Learn

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  1. The University is preparing for the fall semester through its Return to Learn initiative, which will address everything from the Flex Sync teaching format to how to keep students, faculty and staff safe. Weekly communication about Return to Learn will be sent to the campus community, and regular updates will be posted at as well.
  2. Summer classes are all online; learn more and Orientation for new incoming students will also be held online.
  3. Congratulations to our Spring 2020 graduates! Please visit to see a photo gallery. All grads are invited to participate in the next in-person commencement ceremony, currently scheduled for December 2020.
  4. Employees who are able to work remotely are asked to continue doing so at this time. Look for tips and technology updates to help you stay connected and productive at
  5. All campus buildings are closed, with the exception of the Dining Center, which is serving to-go meals only Monday through Friday noon to 1 p.m. Memorial Library is physically closed, but online and distance services remain available. Residence Communities are accessible to students still living on campus.
  6. 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.

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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 two 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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