Campus, Facilities and Operations

Information about changes to hours or operations at Minnesota State Mankato, including admission tours, athletic events, residence halls and campus recreation.

Food service is available for residents

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Campus Recreation
Career Development Center
Centennial Student Union
Center for Academic Success (Writing and Tutoring Center)
Center for Excellence and Innovation
Counseling Center
Dining Center
Edina Facility (Edina, MN)
Hubbard Building
Kearney Center
Normandale Partnership Center (Bloomington, MN)
Residential Life

Admissions Update

March 13, 2020

Beginning March 16, 2020 Minnesota State Mankato is canceling all on-campus visits, local high school visits, and attendance at off-campus recruitment events as a precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our university community and prospective students.

In place of face-to-face visits, we will be offering virtual events that you can participate in to learn about our university and ask questions of our Admissions staff. Please visit Virtual Visits Registration to sign up for these opportunities.

After April 1, 2020 we will re-evaluate campus visits and in-person recruitment events. We will update these opportunities on our visits website and via email to interested students and partners.

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Athletics Update

March 13, 2020

The safety and overall well-being of students, staff and fans are of the utmost concern. The most up-to-date athletics information can be found on the athletics website.

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Busing Update

March 26, 2020

U-Zone campus routes and Late Night Express have been suspended until further notice.

Routes that will continue to stop on our campus include:

  • Route 6
  • Downtown Express Route 7
  • Route 2
  • Routes 10 & 11
  • Route 23

Schedule changes to bus routes are determined by the Mankato Transit System.

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Campus Recreation Update

March 13, 2020

Due to the physical nature of campus recreation and the need to reduce opportunities for close human contact, we have decided to close our indoor recreational facilities until March 22, at which point we will re-evaluate if and how we are able to offer opportunities for recreation and exercise while keeping distance between people for the remainder of the semester.

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Career Development Center Update

March 26, 2020

The Career Development Center has temporarily suspended all in-person services.

We are still available to assist students with all of their career related questions via Zoom, phone, and email appointments. Log in to Handshake with your StarID and password to schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center or contact us via email at

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Centennial Student Union Update

March 20, 2020

Beginning Friday March 20, all services within the Centennial Student Union will be suspended and the building will be closed.

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Center for Academic Success Update

March 23, 2020

The Center for Academic Success Writing, Speech & Languages Center and Math, Science & Business Center is open and ready to help with your academic needs as of March 30. We are completely online and easy to access via Zoom and Document Upload appointments. Our schedule, staffing, and excellent service remain the same. Check out our website today to connect with us online!

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Center for Excellence and Innovation Update

March 18, 2020

Due to new recommendations to work remotely, the Center for Excellence and Innovation in ML 88 will close beginning March 20th. We are still available to assist with course transition to an online format. Folks are available via Zoom for 8am-4pm. Contact us via email to schedule a time. You may also submit a ticket to IT Solutions for a consultant to contact you.

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Counseling Center Update

March 19, 2020

Due to recommendations to work remotely, the Counseling Center has temporarily suspended all in-person services and is transitioning to phone services. We will continue to be available by email and will be returning calls during office hours (Monday through Friday 8am–4:30pm). Students who wish to connect with one of us may do so by either calling 507-389-1455 or emailing Counseling Center Services

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Dining Center Update

March 17, 2020

Due to the Governor's restaurant restriction, students are not allowed to eat meals in University Dining facilities. Students will be issued a disposable to-go container upon entry that will be filled at various stations and instructed to leave the facility. This restriction will stay in effect until the Governor lifts it. Hours of Operation

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Edina Facility (Edina, MN)

The 7700 building is closed.

Edina staff & faculty will need their mavcard to access the building and the 5th-floor suite.

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Hubbard Building Update

March 25, 2020

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Closed

Strategic Business, Education, and Regional Partnerships: Closed

Continuing & Professional Education: All education and trainings delivered through Continuing and Professional Education are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis and participants will be notified of cancellations as soon as they are determined.

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Kearney Center

March 20, 2020

The Kearney Center for International Student Services will be conducting all immigration advising through virtual channels. An advisor will be available to meet students Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm CST.

Step-by-step instructions for how to schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor are available online.

International students should watch for an email with more specific information from their immigration advisors on specific reporting measures and steps they need to take to stay in F-1 status during this time.

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Library Update

March 20, 2020

Library Services at Minnesota State Mankato is working in partnership with our campus associates to take appropriate precautions and make changes to our regular operations to protect faculty, staff, and students in response to COVID-19.

As a result of these changes, we recommend that you verify daily hours at Library Services.

We will continue to support the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus community and encourage students, faculty, and staff to use our many remote services as much as possible.

More information and Library resources

24/7 Reference Chat Service

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Normandale Partnership Center (Bloomington, MN)

Please access student services online, via telephone and video conferencing. Come to campus only if you need access to computers or the campus cupboard.

Campus buildings are open for students and employees only, Monday - Friday, from 7am to 7pm.

Enter through fine arts door 6, adjacent to parking lot #2 and the bus stop. Buildings are closed to the general public - student/employee id required for entry.

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Parking Update

March 26, 2020

Parking enforcement has been suspended until April 10 (or later, as circumstances dictate).

Free parking during this time includes:

  • All parking lots, including the Visitors' Pay Lot (Lot 4)
  • All parking meters
  • On-street parking stalls

If you own a parking permit, please continue to display it when on campus should there be a need to contact you.

Enforcement will occur if there is lane blockage that blocks circulation within parking areas.

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Registrar Update

March 26, 2020

The Registrar's Office team is now working from remote locations. For assistance, please submit a question to Ask the Registrar's Office.

Additionally, the deadline to add or drop a short-session course that was originally scheduled to start after spring break has been extended. The registration window for early and priority registration has also been extended.

Important Dates

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Residential Life Update

May 9, 2020

To support collective efforts to flatten the curve of community transmission of the coronavirus, it's important to minimize the number of students living in Residential Life Housing. As a result, we are asking students to return home, if possible.

At this time, we do not anticipate being able to offer summer housing.

Students unable to return home due to COVID-19 after the spring semester ends can request Late Stay Housing until they are able to return home.

Residence Hall Updates

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