COVID-19 Updates for New Students

During this pandemic, the Kearney Center is trying our best to serve new students and provide accurate, timely information about Fall semester. Each Friday, accepted undergraduate students will receive an email with updates. All email notifications are documented here.

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Welcome, New Mavericks! We are so excited about meeting you next week!!

Thank you for reading our weekly orientation updates. While some content may be the same as previous emails, we include new information each week, so please keep reviewing them anyway.

How Orientation Will Happen

This Fall 2020, orientation programming will be offered completely online due to emerging COVID-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff and faculty. It will have two parts:

  1. An orientation course in D2L (Desire 2 Learn). We will review with you during check in.
  2. An online check-in program in Zoom on Monday, August 17 at https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/98583185107.

You can also see orientation information at: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/academics/global-education/centers-of-global-education/international-student-services/new-students/internationalstudentorientation/

Things You Can Do before Monday (if you want to)

Set up Your StarID and Password

Your name@minnstate.edu is your campus username. You will use your StarID to access campus technology, WiFi, email, class registration, etc.

  1. Go to http://www.mnsu.edu/starid/ to activate your StarID or change your password.
  2. Select Activate StarID or Reset My Password
    1. Select I know my email address (because if you select the Tech ID option, you must enter a Social Security Number)
    2. Enter the email address you used to apply to the university, such as your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail account, etc. Make sure you have access to this email account.
    3. A verification code will be sent to your personal email. Open a new tab and log into your personal email account. Find the email with the verification code and copy it. Verification codes are valid for 1 hour. Should you encounter any issues, we will assist you during orientation.
    4. Return to the StarID website and select the option I have a verification code. Paste the verification code into the box. Enter your last name or email address in the box below.
    5. Create a new password. Password rules:
  3. Must be at least 8 characters long and must contain 3 of the following: Uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, special character (!@#$%^)
    1. You have now activated your StarID. Be sure to SAVE and MEMORIZE your StarID and password! This will be your campus username for all technology. 

Log in to MavMail & Office365 (Your Campus Email)

MavMail is your campus email account. You should check your MavMail on a daily basis for important updates and notices. Office 365 is available to students free of charge. You can access Microsoft Office products including, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneDrive Cloud storage.

  1. Go to http://www.mnsu.edu/its/mavmail/
  2. Enter your StarID and Password
  3. Your email address is your lastname@mnsu.edu .

CamScanner

You will be uploading your immigration documents during check in, using https://www.camscanner.com/. Please upload the CamScanner app on your phone.

Already in the U.S.? You can upload your documents now!

  1. Upload CamScanner
  2. Upload your I-94 admission record. To retrieve your I-94, go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home, click on “Get Most Recent I-94,” follow the next steps, save it as a pdf on your phone, and then upload it into CamScanner.
  3. Passport Photo ID page
  4. Visa page
  5. I-20 (pages 1 and 3 if you have the F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (page 1 if you have the J-1 visa)

Students who will study from abroad this semester: You don’t need to upload any documents.

Zoom

Since orientation will be held entirely online in Zoom, you should acquaint yourself with it. Here is information about joining a meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

 

Course Registration

Students needing to enroll in classes during orientation week will meet with academic advisors for course registration assistance. After you complete check in, you will be contacted by an advisor to schedule an appointment during orientation week.

Orientation Fee

You will have seen in your admission letter and other pre-arrival information that a $90 orientation fee will be assessed to each student. The charge will be added to your student account after you attend orientation, as part of your total charges due to the University. You do not need to pay this fee before orientation week.

  • Students who will begin their programs this semester outside the U.S. are encouraged to attend orientation, so that you are aware of resources available to support your academic success. You will not be charged an orientation fee until you arrive in January 2021.
  • Students who are deferring the start of their degree programs to Spring 2021 do not need to attend orientation at this time. If you will arrive in January, the fee would apply then.

If your visa appointment date and travel time will mean arriving late, please plan to defer your enrollment to the Spring 2021 semester. Deferring your admission is an easy process; let us know if you need information and we will be glad to provide it.  

On-Campus Housing and Quarantining

Residential Life is still accepting housing reservations for this fall. Apply online by August 16. If you apply after August 16, you will need to contact the office so that the housing application can be unlocked for you (send an email to reslife@mnsu.edu with your name/StarID and request access to the housing application).

Students with housing reservations may arrive anytime (no need to ask for permission, we are ready for your arrival). When you arrive to campus on the Land to Air shuttle, get off at the Wiecking Center drop-off and University Security will assist you in getting checked-in to your room assignment.

Beginning Monday, August 17, students will be able to utilize their Dining Dollars/debit/credit/cash at University Dining locations. See the schedule below. There is no food service available on-campus prior to August 17.

The Center for Disease Control is no longer requiring international travelers to quarantine.

Should you need or want to isolate/quarantine yourself, however, please contact Nicole Faust in Residential Life at nicole.faust@msnu.edu.

Students who completed a housing application already and plan to arrive August 16 or sooner will be charged $18 a day to your student account. Housing staff will be available 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, August 8, so it will be best if you arrange your arrival times from the airport during these hours so that someone may assist you there.

If you are going to live in a residence hall, you will need to order or bring items for your bedding, since rooms only come with furniture (bed, dresser, desk and chair).

Make sure that you have the following bedding ready upon arrival to Mankato:

  • Pillow(s)
  • Sheets for Twin XL bed (twin-size sheets will NOT fit the beds in residence halls)
    • 1 pillowcase, 1 flat sheet, and 1 fitted sheet
    • If you are living in a Stadium Heights single room, you should buy sheets that are FULL size as your bed is larger (Twin XL sheets will not work on these beds).
  • Blanket/Comforter

Having these items will allow you to have a restful night’s sleep without worrying about going to a store right away.

Many stores offer packages that include matching pillow cases, sheets, and comforters for a more reasonable price than buying them individually. You may look around and find the style and options you like the best.

Here are a few options that you can order from before you arrive. You may also order from another website OR wait until you arrive to buy the bedding.

Bedding Packages Available:

Bedding Options Available:

Residential Life has prepared an overall list of items that students may want to consider purchasing, too. Here’s a similar list for students living in Stadium Heights.

Here’s how to mail your bedding or any mail to your residence hall: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/housing/residential-life/current-residents/housing-amenities-services/mail-packages/

Off-Campus Housing and Quarantining

The Center for Disease Control is no longer requiring international travelers to quarantine.

Should you need or want to isolate/quarantine yourself, however, please contact Nicole Faust in Residential Life at nicole.faust@msnu.edu. Otherwise, you may isolate in your apartment.  If you are arriving in the US after August 10, contact your professors to let them know that you will be participating in their course on-line only until your quarantine is complete.  The CDC webpage has information on how to complete a quarantine. 

Placement Testing

MATH

Due to COVID-19 complexities, placement testing will look different for Fall 2020 semester. We will be using a virtual testing system called Examity to place students in to MATH courses. If you are currently in a major listed below, you will be receiving a virtual voucher this week to schedule your online test through Examity. Please note that ALL students who are in one of these majors and have stated that they are attending MSU, Mankato this fall will be getting a virtual testing voucher. If you believe you have other placement measures such as ACT, SAT, or previous coursework and do not need a voucher, please let Riley Devenport (riley.devenport@mnsu.edu) in the testing center know so she can cancel the voucher and work with your advisor to register for the correct courses. 

If your program of study is not listed below, you do not need to take the placement exam at this time. Riley Devenport will be emailing those of you who need math testing with further instructions this week. 

Majors Needing Placement Testing for Fall 2020:

Automotive Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Technology

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Engineering Technology

Management Information Systems

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mathematics

Mathematics Teaching

Mechanical Engineering

Statistics

Economics

Psychology

ENGLISH

Please watch for specific information coming this week for your convenience.

Traveling to Mankato

Land to Air (https://www.landtoairexpress.com/msp-airport-shuttle/) is the most economical way to travel from Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport to Mankato. They are practicing social distancing and are taking fewer passengers on the shuttle bus at one time, so that riders can sit further away from each other. You may read their travel alert here: https://www.landtoairexpress.com/travel-alerts/

At U.S. Customs and Border Control

When the circumstances of COVID-19 happened, Immigration announced it was okay for students to receive electronic copies of their I-20 or DS-2019 forms, while previously, students were required to carry paper I-20s that showed a signature in blue ink from the University who created the forms.

Recently we learned about a student who met a CBP officer when trying to enter the U.S. who was not aware that electronic copies are okay. So, here are a few points to remember as you travel:

  • Be aware that not all officers may know it is legal for them to travel with an electronic/non-blue ink signed I-20. In case there is any confusion, ask for a senior officer at the border.
  • You may also refer them to:
    • https://www.ice.gov/doclib/coronavirus/covid19faq.pdf
    • See the section titled, “Electronic I-20 Issuance”
    • Then Point 5 that says, “Has SEVP worked with both the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in developing the policy to accept the use of electronic signatures during the COVID-19 emergency? SEVP coordinated with both the Department of State and CBP regarding the policy to allow electronic issuance and signing of Forms I-20 for the duration of the COVID19 emergency. Both agencies are in support of this action. SEVP continues to Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Student and Exchange Visitor Program Last updated: 8/7/2020 1:12 PM 10 respond to any issues raised or questions from both agencies about this policy and will provide clarity as needed.

Course Registration and Health Insurance

Graduate students arrange their courses with the assistance of their academic department and the expert assistance of staff there. You will be advised about your program of study and classes to take. If you and your advisor are trying to register you but encounter “hold” in the system for insurance and orientation holds, please contact stephanie.gonzalez@mnsu.edu to have them removed.

New students attending MSU in Mankato will need to pay for health insurance by August 20 to either register for classes or to keep those that they have already registered for. (Students beginning their studies while outside the U.S. are not required to purchase health insurance.)

The premium for the academic year is $1,801. You may make your payments in two installments:

  • The deadline to pay for the Fall semester ($901) is August 20, 2020. This will provide insurance coverage for August 10, 2020 – December 31, 2020. Students must make this payment before being able to register for classes.
  • The payment deadline for Spring is December 18, 2020 ($900 due). The coverage period will be from January 1, 2021 – August 9, 2021 ($900).
  • You have the option of paying for your health insurance during orientation or before then, if you have received your visa and are certain you are coming. Please email international@mnsu.edu if you would like to pay for your health insurance fee early. The fee will then be added to your student account and you may pay online at e-services with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

You may review payment options here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/campus-services/campushub/bills-payment/payment-options/

Stephanie Gonzalez, Assistant Director

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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Orientation Update                                         August 10, 2020

Welcome, New Mavericks! Thank you for reading our weekly orientation updates. While some content may be the same as previous emails, we do include new information as we continue preparations before you arrive. Please be sure to read each update to make sure you capture any new information.

Overview

The Kearney Center provides a comprehensive orientation to help new students have their best start at Minnesota State, Mankato. The main orientation for Fall 2020 will happen August 17-21. Students are encouraged to arrive by Sunday, August 16 to begin on time. Attending orientation is mandatory for everyone, including transfer students who have already studied in the U.S. 

This Fall 2020, orientation programming will be offered online due to emerging COVID-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff and faculty. It will consist of:

  1. An orientation course in D2L (Desire 2 Learn) is currently in development. A link will be shared with you very
  2. An online synchronous and asynchronous orientation in Zoom. You will check in on Monday, August 17 at https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/98583185107. No staff will be there until that date. 

Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 17    Check in

Orientation check in will occur at three different times for your convenience. You only need to attend one check-in session. Please expect your session to last about 2.5 hours. This is where you will find us looking forward to meeting you: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/98583185107

Here are your session options:

·       Session A:       9-11:30 a.m.

·       Session B:       1:30-4:00 p.m.

·       Session C:       5-7:30 p.m. 

During this day, you will complete several forms, provide copies of your immigration documents by scanning and emailing them (using https://www.camscanner.com/), receive help with setting up your MSU accounts and learn about campus technology, hear a brief overview of information, and be able to ask questions.

Students who will be studying from abroad this semester, there will be elements of the check-in process that you won’t need yet (like scanning immigration documents, for example) but we ask that you attend anyway for help that you may need with other steps.

CamScanner

Since using CamScanner may be new to you, we ask that you try to upload as many of your immigration documents before orientation as you can.

  • Passport Photo ID page
  • Visa page
  • I-20 (pages 1 and 3 if you have the F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (page 1 if you have the J-1 visa)
  • I-94
    • If you are a transfer student, you should already be able to scan and upload your I-94 by going to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home save it as a pdf on your phone and then upload into
    • If you are a brand-new student, you will be able to retrieve your I-94 after you have arrived in the U.S. To retrieve your I-94, go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home, click on “Get Most Recent I-94,” follow next steps, save it as a pdf on your phone and then upload it into CamScanner.
  • Further instructions will be given when you check in at orientation on Monday, August 17 at https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/98583185107.

Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 18           Presentations

Presentations on both days will be at https://minnstate.zoom.us/s/98524656220

 

·       Tuesday afternoon:                1-3:30 p.m.

·       Wednesday morning:             9-11:30 a.m.

 

Topics will include immigration, safety, health insurance, healthcare, paying your student bill, how to get involved with student organizations, online learning and academic success, cultural adjustment, taking care of yourself during COVID-19 and more information for a successful start in Mankato.

Students who will be studying from abroad this semester, there will be a few topics that may not necessarily apply to you as readily yet, but we encourage you to attend as you are able.

Thursday, August 20 Course Registration

Students will meet with academic advisors to arrange your course schedules. Please be sure to pay for your health insurance as early as possible so this doesn’t delay your being able to register.

Friday, August 21

Information will be forthcoming.

Zoom

Since orientation will be held entirely online, you should acquaint yourself in using Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom for meetings yet, you will simply click on this link to check in to orientation:  https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/98583185107

Here is information about joining a meeting, too: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Course Registration

Students needing to enroll in classes during orientation week will also meet with academic advisors for course registration assistance. You will be contacted after you check in about when you will have this meeting.

Set up Your StarID and MavMail Now

You have the opportunity to set up your StarID and MavMail before orientation. Instructions follow:

StarID

Your name@minnstate.edu is your campus username. You will use your StarID to access campus technology, WiFi, email, class registration, etc.

  1. Go to http://www.mnsu.edu/starid/ to activate your StarID or change your password.
  2. Select Activate StarID or Reset My Password
    1. Select I know my email address (because if you select the Tech ID option, you must enter a Social Security Number)
    2. Enter the email address you used to apply to the university, such as your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail account, etc. Make sure you have access to this email account.
    3. A verification code will be sent to your personal email. Open a new tab and log into your personal email account. Find the email with the verification code and copy it. Verification codes are valid for 1 hour. Should you encounter any issues, we will assist you during orientation.
    4. Return to the StarID website and select the option I have a verification code. Paste the verification code into the box. Enter your last name or email address in the box below.
    5. Create a new password. Password rules:
  3. Must be at least 8 characters long and must contain 3 of the following: Uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, special character (!@#$%^)
    1. You have now activated your StarID. Be sure to SAVE and MEMORIZE your StarID and password! This will be your campus username for all technology.

MavMail & Office365 (Your Campus Email)

MavMail is your campus email account. You should check your MavMail on a daily basis for important updates and notices. Office 365 is available to students free of charge. You can access Microsoft Office products including, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneDrive Cloud storage.

  1. Go to http://www.mnsu.edu/its/mavmail/
  2. Enter your StarID and Password
  3. Your email address is your lastname@mnsu.edu .

Orientation Fee

You will have seen in your admission letter and other pre-arrival information that a $90 orientation fee will be assessed to each student. The charge will be added to your student account after you attend orientation, as part of your total charges due to the University. You do not need to pay this fee before orientation week.

  • Students who will begin their programs this semester outside the U.S. are encouraged to attend orientation, so that you are aware of resources available to support your academic success. You will not be charged an orientation fee until you arrive in January 2021.
  • Students who are deferring the start of their degree programs to Spring 2021 do not need to attend orientation at this time. If you will arrive in January, the fee would apply then.

Please note that arriving after orientation week is not advisable. There are several reasons why:

  • We want you to have the best start possible! Even during non-COVID times, students who arrive late generally experience significantly higher stress than those who arrive on time.
  • Many things may be new to you such as culture, climate, systems, food and more. Having time to settle in to your new environment will be important before the busyness of classes begin.
  • Students arriving late are more likely to find many classes are already full and closed, making it challenging to register.

If your visa appointment date and travel time will mean arriving late, please plan to defer your enrollment to the Spring 2021 semester. Deferring your admission is an easy process; let us know if you need information and we will be glad to provide it.  

On-Campus Housing and Quarantining

Residential Life is still accepting housing reservations for this fall. Apply online by August 16. If you apply after August 16, you will need to contact the office so that the housing application can be unlocked for you (send an email to reslife@mnsu.edu with your name/StarID and request access to the housing application).

Students with housing reservations may arrive anytime (no need to ask for permission, we are ready for your arrival). When you arrive to campus on the Land to Air shuttle, get off at the Wiecking Center drop-off and University Security will assist you in getting checked-in to your room assignment.

 Beginning Monday, August 17, students will be able to utilize their Dining Dollars/debit/credit/cash at University Dining locations. See the schedule below. There is no food service available on-campus prior to August 17.

The Center for Disease Control is no longer requiring international travelers to quarantine.

Should you need or want to isolate/quarantine yourself, however, please contact Nicole Faust in Residential Life at nicole.faust@msnu.edu.

Students who completed a housing application already and plan to arrive August 16 or sooner will be charged $18 a day to your student account. Housing staff will be available 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, August 8, so it will be best if you arrange your arrival times from the airport during these hours so that someone may assist you there.

If you are going to live in a residence hall, you will need to order or bring items for your bedding, since rooms only come with furniture (bed, dresser, desk and chair).

Make sure that you have the following bedding ready upon arrival to Mankato:

  • Pillow(s)
  • Sheets for Twin XL bed (twin-size sheets will NOT fit the beds in residence halls)
    • 1 pillowcase, 1 flat sheet, and 1 fitted sheet
    • If you are living in a Stadium Heights single room, you should buy sheets that are FULL size as your bed is larger (Twin XL sheets will not work on these beds).
  • Blanket/Comforter

Having these items will allow you to have a restful night’s sleep without worrying about going to a store right away.

Many stores offer packages that include matching pillow cases, sheets, and comforters for a more reasonable price than buying them individually. You may look around and find the style and options you like the best.

Here are a few options that you can order from before you arrive. You may also order from another website OR wait until you arrive to buy the bedding.

Bedding Packages Available:

Bedding Options Available:

Residential Life has prepared an overall list of items that students may want to consider purchasing, too. Here’s a similar list for students living in Stadium Heights.

Here’s how to mail your bedding or any mail to your residence hall: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/housing/residential-life/current-residents/housing-amenities-services/mail-packages/

Off-Campus Housing and Quarantining

The Center for Disease Control is no longer requiring international travelers to quarantine.

Should you need or want to isolate/quarantine yourself, however, please contact Nicole Faust in Residential Life at nicole.faust@msnu.edu. Otherwise, you may isolate in your apartment.  If you are arriving in the US after August 10, contact your professors to let them know that you will be participating in their course on-line only until your quarantine is complete.  The CDC webpage has information on how to complete a quarantine. 

Placement Testing

MATH

Due to COVID-19 complexities, placement testing will look different for Fall 2020 semester. We will be using a virtual testing system called Examity to place students in to MATH courses. If you are currently in a major listed below, you will be receiving a virtual voucher this week to schedule your online test through Examity. Please note that ALL students who are in one of these majors and have stated that they are attending MSU, Mankato this fall will be getting a virtual testing voucher. If you believe you have other placement measures such as ACT, SAT, or previous coursework and do not need a voucher, please let Riley Devenport (riley.devenport@mnsu.edu) in the testing center know so she can cancel the voucher and work with your advisor to register for the correct courses. 

If your program of study is not listed below, you do not need to take the placement exam at this time. Riley Devenport will be emailing those of you who need math testing with further instructions this week. 

Majors Needing Placement Testing for Fall 2020:

Automotive Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Technology

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Engineering Technology

Management Information Systems

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mathematics

Mathematics Teaching

Mechanical Engineering

Statistics

Economics

Psychology

ENGLISH

Traveling to Mankato

Land to Air (https://www.landtoairexpress.com/msp-airport-shuttle/) is the most economical way to travel from Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport to Mankato. They are practicing social distancing and are taking fewer passengers on the shuttle bus at one time, so that riders can sit further away from each other. You may read their travel alert here: https://www.landtoairexpress.com/travel-alerts/

At U.S. Customs and Border Control

When the circumstances of COVID-19 happened, Immigration announced it was okay for students to receive electronic copies of their I-20 or DS-2019 forms, while previously, students were required to carry paper I-20s that showed a signature in blue ink from the University who created the forms.

Recently we learned about a student who met a CBP officer when trying to enter the U.S. who was not aware that electronic copies are okay. So, here are a few points to remember as you travel:

  • Be aware that not all officers may know it is legal for them to travel with an electronic/non-blue ink signed I-20. In case there is any confusion, ask for a senior officer at the border.
  • You may also refer them to:
    • https://www.ice.gov/doclib/coronavirus/covid19faq.pdf
    • See the section titled, “Electronic I-20 Issuance”
    • Then Point 5 that says, “Has SEVP worked with both the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in developing the policy to accept the use of electronic signatures during the COVID-19 emergency? SEVP coordinated with both the Department of State and CBP regarding the policy to allow electronic issuance and signing of Forms I-20 for the duration of the COVID19 emergency. Both agencies are in support of this action. SEVP continues to Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Student and Exchange Visitor Program Last updated: 8/7/2020 1:12 PM 10 respond to any issues raised or questions from both agencies about this policy and will provide clarity as needed.

Course Registration and Health Insurance

Graduate students arrange their courses with the assistance of their academic department and the expert assistance of staff there. You will be advised about your program of study and classes to take. If you and your advisor are trying to register you but encounter “hold” in the system for insurance and orientation holds, please contact stephanie.gonzalez@mnsu.edu to have them removed.

New students attending MSU in Mankato will need to pay for health insurance by August 20 to either register for classes or to keep those that they have already registered for. (Students beginning their studies while outside the U.S. are not required to purchase health insurance.)

The premium for the academic year is $1,801. You may make your payments in two installments:

  • The deadline to pay for the Fall semester ($901) is August 20, 2020. This will provide insurance coverage for August 10, 2020 – December 31, 2020. Students must make this payment before being able to register for classes.
  • The payment deadline for Spring is December 18, 2020 ($900 due). The coverage period will be from January 1, 2021 – August 9, 2021 ($900).
  • You have the option of paying for your health insurance during orientation or before then, if you have received your visa and are certain you are coming. Please email international@mnsu.edu if you would like to pay for your health insurance fee early. The fee will then be added to your student account and you may pay online at e-services with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

You may review payment options here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/university-life/campus-services/campushub/bills-payment/payment-options/

Wednesday Information Sessions

Each week staff from the Kearney Center for International Student Services hosts a Zoom open session where students may ask questions on a variety of topics. Please feel welcomed to attend. They are not mandatory meetings. Here is where to attend: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/9773474322

Finally

You may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously as they pertain to COVID-19. Please visit these websites for more information: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/academics/global-education/centers-of-global-education/international-student-services/covid-19-updates-for-international-students/ and https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/news-and-events/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-and-the-campus-community/return-to-learn/

We are excited that you are joining the Maverick family and hope to see you soon!

Changes are happening so quickly around campus that it's sometimes hard to keep up and feel you're "in the know." Please know that every department on campus is working VERY hard to organize coursework options for you, move standard University operations online, and continue to serve you to the best of their ability. We want you to know that whether you are here on campus this fall or studying online from home, you will be receiving the same, high-quality education.

Our University Advising and New Student and Family departments have been working hard to get processes in place to make sure you can begin the correct coursework here on campus or online this fall. Join these two offices on Wednesday, July 22 at 8am CST on a Zoom call to hear information about placement exams, academic advising and course registration.

Go to Zoom Call>>>

Also, yesterday we had a great Open Forum with over 20 of you present to talk about immigration and visa issues you're facing, as well as questions you have had about other University topics. I know many of you were not able to join for various reasons, so we recorded the session so you can watch at your convenience. 

Go to Open Forum Recording>>>

If you have not already filled out our questionnaire to tell us your plans for fall, please do so now. If you have already filled out the questionnaire, please disregard. 

**PLEASE NOTE: If you have requested your application to be deferred to Spring 2021, it may take 3-5 business days for you to receive confirmation. If you have deferred, you are more than welcome to join the above-mentioned sessions, but it is meant for students starting their program this fall.**

Have a great weekend and stay healthy!

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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On July 6th, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced proposed guidance on online course limits for international students on F-1 visas for Fall 2020. We know that these new guidelines are confusing and stressful. We are working diligently to interpret the policies and get you the most accurate information possible. WE VALUE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND WANT YOU TO BE PART OF OUR #MAVFAM.

Please complete these tasks: 

  1. Tell us your plans for Fall 2020 and receive an updated I-20 in compliance with the new ICE guidelines (if necessary), complete this form.
  2. Join Kearney Center staff for one of our New Student Open Forums: Understanding the SEVP/ICE Guidance. Click here to join!
    1. July 15th from 8AM-9:30AM CST (Find your time zone here)
    2. July 17th from 8AM-9:30AM CST (Find your time zone here)

Keep reading for more updates!

We know you have many questions about these updates and hope to provide some clarity:

1. Immigration Updates

How does this guidance impact new international students enrolling for Fall 2020?

If you have an F-1 visa appointment or already have an F-1 visa:

Our University will provide you with an updated I-20 that you can use for travel. The University is still confirming logistics for the large number (over 1,000) of I-20s we need to print before August 4. Please give us a few days to strategize how we will go about this process. If you are able to come to the University for Fall courses, please be aware of the following:

  • You may be subject to travel restrictions depending on your home country. To see if your country is part of the restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page to find helpful resources.
  • Once you arrive, you may be required to quarantine yourself for 14 days. Please plan on this scenario, so you do not need to make last-minute arrangements.
  • You will be required to attend orientation the week before classes begin – most parts, if not all, will be online.
  • Our academic advisors, University administrators and faculty are reviewing our curriculum to ensure that you comply with the new guidelines outlined by ICE. Each student will have personalized help from their academic advisor and immigration advisor to review their personal schedule.

If you do not yet have a F-1 visa or an appointment:

If you cannot secure an F-1 visa before August 4, it is unlikely you will be able to travel to Mankato. You have the following options:

  • Study online from your home country: If you choose this option, we will be sending out specific instructions to help you begin classes and continue working on receiving your visa.
    • Students CAN study remotely from home, but will not receive a visa for the term of study completed in their home country.
    • We should have more specifics by July 13 to share with you.
  • Defer your application to Spring 2021: If you do not want to study online or it is not possible, you can defer your application to Spring 2021 without any financial consequence.
    • Depending on the time your application was accepted, you may need to provide new financial documentation. International Admissions will communicate with you if that is needed.
    • You do not need to provide an updated English Proficiency score.

What will Fall 2020 classes look like and am I still able to travel to MN if I have a visa?

Minnesota State University, Mankato will provide classes in hybrid model for Fall instruction. Classes will be offered in FlexSync (a combination of online and in-person, socially-distanced coursework) format, allowing students to take the required number of in-person credits needed to maintain your status. To learn more about how courses will be delivered at MNSU, please visit our Return to Learn website.

Will I receive a new, updated I-20? How will I receive it?

Continue your effort to secure a visa appointment with a U.S. Consulate as soon as possible. Minnesota State Mankato will reissue your I-20 with newly required information. 

Once you receive a new copy of your I-20, discard any former I-20 issued to you.

Complete This Form to Be Issued A New I-20

So that we may issue a new I-20 for you, please complete this form. It is for newly admitted and current international students who are currently OUTSIDE the United States to inform the Kearney Center and MNSU about their Fall 2020 plans. 

In this form, we will collect all information needed to update your SEVIS record and, if necessary, create an updated I-20 for you. Please be sure to continue through all pages until you receive a confirmation message that the survey has been submitted. 

REMEMBER: ICE, SEVP and CBP have confirmed that electronic copies of your I-20 are acceptable. Therefore the Kearney Center will process an updated I-20, scan it into a password-protected PDF, and email it to your email address. New students will receive it at their personal email & current students will receive it at their MNSU email. Upon receipt, please review the I-20 for accuracy, print it, and sign it before travel or visa appointment. 

2. Orientation

The Kearney Center for International Student Services will provide comprehensive information during orientation and help you to complete necessary steps as a new student (whether you are in Mankato or abroad).

This Fall, orientation programming will most likely be offered completely online. This will depend on emerging COVID-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff and faculty.

However, you can expect that you will be asked to:

  1. Complete an online orientation (currently in development). We will make a link to this orientation available in the coming weeks.
  2. Also attend virtual/live presentations in Zoom so you may hear about topics like immigration, safety, health insurance, healthcare, paying your student bill, how to get involved with student organizations, online learning and academic success, cultural adjustment, taking care of yourself during COVID-19 and other information for a successful stay in Mankato.

Orientation Fee 

You will have seen in your admission letter and other pre-arrival information that a $90 orientation fee will be assessed to each student. The charge will be added to your student account after you attend orientation, as part of your total charges due to the University. You do not need to pay this fee before orientation week. 

3. COVID-19 and Arrival/Quarantine Considerations

With regard to arrival times for students coming to the U.S., the University is continuing to stay abreast of official Coronavirus safety updates and planning so we may advise you in the best way regarding your travel plans and arrival recommendations. While having a 14-day quarantine prior to your starting orientation has not yet been confirmed, please be aware that you may need to make additional plans for a place to stay or extra funding to help you during that time.

Students must arrive by August 16 (or two weeks earlier if quarantine is imposed) to attend orientation and prepare for the coming semester.

Arriving after orientation week is not an option and there are several reasons why:

  • We prefer for you to have the best start possible! Even during non-COVID times, students who arrive late generally experience significantly higher stress than those who arrive early or on time.
  • Many things may be new to you such as culture, climate, systems, food, and more. Having time to settle into your new environment will be important before the busyness of classes begin.
  • Sufficient time is needed to complete important orientation and University processes.
  • Students arriving late are more likely to find many classes that are already full and closed, making it challenging to register. 

If your visa appointment date and travel time will mean arriving late, please plan to defer your enrollment to the Spring semester. Deferring your admission is an easy process; simply fill out the form in the first part of the email.  

4. Housing and Safety

The Office of Residential Life and off-campus rental properties are also considering move-in timing as it relates to COVID safety. Again, we will be sure to let you know of related news so you can make the best plans. If you are planning to live on campus, read the latest updates from Residential Life.

Campus-Housing Refund: If you were already planning to live in University housing and have made the $250 pre-payment, but have changed your plans and will not come to Mankato for Fall, the Office of Residential Life has extended their cancellation deadline to July 20. Students who cancel by this date will receive a $200 refund from their $250 prepayment.

5. Course Registration and Health Insurance

You will be register for courses during orientation with the expert assistance of University academic advisors. They will advise you on which courses to take, help you build a course schedule and show you how to reserve your classes.

Before you will be able to register, you will first need to pay for your health insurance.

  • The expected health insurance fee for 2020-2021 is $1,801. This fee will provide you with coverage from Fall through Summer.
  • You have the option of paying for your health insurance during orientation or before then, if you prefer.
  • IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR VISA AND ARE CERTAIN YOU ARE COMING, you may pay online before orientation. Please email international@mnsu.edu noting that you would like to pay for your health insurance fee. Your name will then be submitted to the Cashier’s Office, who will add the insurance fee to your account so that you may then pay online at https://www.mnsu.edu/eservices/ with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Your course registration experience will happen during orientation week, regardless of whether you pay the insurance fee during or before orientation.

Finally, you may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously, and as soon as the Kearney Center has more information as they pertain to orientation, arrival, classes, and immigration guidance, we will let you know. In the meantime, we hope to see you soon and wish you and your families well!

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment

On July 6th, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced proposed guidance on online course limits for international students on F-1 visas for Fall 2020. We know that these new guidelines are confusing and stressful. We are working diligently to interpret the policies and get you the most accurate information possible. WE VALUE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND WANT YOU TO BE PART OF OUR #MAVFAM.

We know you have many questions about these updates and hope to provide some clarity:

How does this guidance impact new international students enrolling for fall 2020?

If you have an F-1 visa appointment or already have an F-1 visa:

Our University will provide you with an updated I-20 that you can use for travel. The University is still confirming logistics for the large number (over 1,000) I-20s we need to print before August 4. Please give us a few days to strategize how we will go about this process. If you are able to come to the University for Fall courses, please be aware of the following:

  • You may be subject to travel restrictions depending on your home country. To see if your country is part of the restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page to find helpful resources.
  • Once you arrive, you may be required to quarantine yourself for 14 days. Please plan on this scenario, so you do not need to make last minute arrangements.
  • You will be required to attend orientation the week before classes begin – parts will be online or in-person.
  • Our academic advisors, University administrators and faculty are reviewing our curriculum to ensure that you comply with the new guidelines outlined by ICE. Each student will have personalized help from their academic advisor and immigration advisor to review their personal schedule.

If you do not yet have a F-1 visa or an appointment:

If you cannot secure an F-1 visa before August 4, it is unlikely you will be able to travel to Mankato. You have the following options:

  • Study online from your home country: If you choose this option, we will be sending out specific instructions to help you begin classes and continue working on receiving your visa.
    • Students CAN study remotely from home, but will not receive a visa for the term of study completed in their home country.
    • We should have more specifics by July 13 to share with you.
  • Defer your application to Spring 2021: If you do not want to study online or it is not possible, you can defer your application to Spring 2021 without any financial consequence.
    • If this is the option you would like to pursue, please email intladmt@mnsu.edu with your full name, TechID and a short request to defer to Spring 2021.
    • Depending on the time your application was accepted, you may need to provide new financial documentation. International Admissions will communicate with you if that is needed.
    • You do not need to provide an updated English Proficiency score.

What will fall 2020 classes look like and am I still able to travel to MN if I have a visa?

Minnesota State University, Mankato will provide classes in hybrid model for fall instruction. Classes will be offered in FlexSync (a combination of online and in-person, socially distanced coursework) format, allowing students to take the required number of in-person credits needed to maintain your status. To learn more about how courses will be delivered at MNSU, please visit our Return to Learn website.

Will I receive a new, updated I-20? How will I receive it?

Continue your effort to secure a visa appointment with a U.S. Consulate as soon as possible. Minnesota State Mankato will reissue your I-20 with newly required information. The University is still confirming logistics for the large number (over 1,000) I-20s we need to print before August 4. Please give us a few days to strategize how we will go about this process so all students receive the updated I-20s in a timely manner. We will update you as soon as we have a confirmed process.

Once you receive a new copy of your I-20, discard any former I-20 issued to you.

Sincerely, 

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
    

Please find the newest updates on Fall 2020 below: 

Orientation:

The Kearney Center for International Student Services will provide comprehensive information during orientation and help you to complete the necessary steps as a new student (whether you are in Mankato or abroad). 

This Fall, orientation programming will most likely be offered completely online. This will depend on emerging COVID-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

COVID-19 and Arrival Considerations: 

With regard to arrival times for students coming to the U.S., the University is continuing to stay abreast of official Coronavirus safety updates and planning so we may advise you in the best way regarding your travel plans and arrival recommendations.

Students must arrive by August 16 or earlier to attend orientation and prepare for the coming semester. Arriving after orientation is not an option.

A 14-day isolation period or quarantine may (or may not) be required before students can walk on to campus. This means that you may (or may not) need to arrive early (perhaps by August 3) for orientation. Although having a quarantine period has not yet been confirmed, we realize that this could impact purchasing your plane tickets and wanted you to know.   

  • You may also need to think about needing time to find a place to live and be able to abide by any imposed 14-day quarantine.

If your visa appointment date and travel time will mean arriving after orientation, please plan to defer your enrollment to the Spring semester. The deferment process is easy and we can provide helpful information for you to do so.

Quarantine

The University is working very hard to consider the best safety options for students and as soon as any decision has been made about potential isolation or quarantine, we will let you know what is required and how early you should plan to arrive.

The Office of Residential Life and off-campus rental properties are also considering move-in timing as it relates to COVID safety. Again, we will be sure to let you know of related news so you can make the best plans.

Students with On-Campus Housing Reservations: 

star Campus-Housing Refund: If you were already planning to live in University housing and have made the $250 pre-payment, but have changed your plans and will not come to Mankato for Fall, the Office of Residential Life has extended their cancellation deadline to July 20. Students who cancel by this date will receive a $200 refund from their $250 prepayment.

You may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously, and as soon as the Kearney Center has any information as they pertain to orientation, recommended arrival dates, and how orientation will be delivered, we will let you know.

Overall, more news will be forthcoming to help you prepare and make appropriate plans as you begin your academic careers. In the meantime, we wish you and your families well and hope to see you soon!

Sincerely, 

Stephanie Gonzalez, Assistant Director
Kearney Center for International Student Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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Please find the newest updates on Fall 2020 orientation and coursework below: 

Orientation

The Kearney Center for International Student Services will provide comprehensive information during orientation and help you to complete necessary steps as a new student (whether you are in Mankato or abroad).

This Fall, orientation programming will most likely be offered completely online. This will depend on emerging Covid-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

We are planning that students will:

  1. Complete an online orientation (currently in development) before arriving. We will make a link to this orientation available to you around mid-July.
  2. Attend virtual/live presentations in Zoom so that you may hear about such topics as: immigration, safety, health insurance, healthcare, paying your student bill, how to get involved with student organizations, online learning and academic success, cultural adjustment, taking care of yourself during Covid-19 and other information for a successful stay in Mankato.

Covid-19 Housing and Arrival Considerations:

With regard to arrival times for students coming to the U.S., the University is continuing to stay abreast of official Coronavirus safety updates and planning so we may advise you in the best way regarding your travel plans and arrival recommendations.

Students must arrive by August 16 or earlier to attend orientation and prepare for the coming semester. Arriving after orientation is not an option. There are several reasons for this:

  • We want you to have the best start possible! Even during non-Covid times, students who arrived late generally experienced significantly higher stress than those who arrived early or on time.
  • Sufficient time is needed simply to complete important orientation and University processes.
  • Many things may be new to you such as culture, climate, systems, food and more. Having time to settle in to your new environment will be important before the busyness of classes begin.
  • Students arriving late are more likely to find many classes are already full and closed, making it challenging to register.
  • A 14-day isolation period or quarantine may be required before students can walk on to campus. This may mean arriving early (perhaps by August 3) for orientation. Although this has not yet been confirmed, you must be aware that your required arrival date may be earlier than expected.
  • You may also need time to find a place to live and be able to abide by any imposed 14-day quarantine.

If your visa appointment date and travel time will mean arriving after orientation, please plan to defer your enrollment to the Spring semester. The deferment process is easy and we can provide helpful information to do so.

Quarantine

The University is working very hard to consider the best safety options for students and as soon as any decision has been made about potential isolation or quarantine, we will let you know what is required and how early you should plan to arrive.

The Office of Residential Life and off-campus rental properties are also considering move-in timing as it relates to Covid safety. Again, we will be sure to let you know of related news so you can make the best plans.

You may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously, and as soon as the Kearney Center has any information as they pertain to orientation, recommended arrival dates and how orientation will be delivered, we will let you know. 

How Will Classes Be Offered during Covid-19 Circumstances?

The University has been proactively developing plans so that students coming to Mankato may achieve academic success while remaining safe. You will have the option of attending the same classes either online or in the classroom with social distancing precautions in place. Perhaps you are a student who will remain abroad while starting your degree program online.  

Either way, the University is dedicated to serving you, helping you to receive quality course content and teaching that will allow you to be connected easily to professors, advisors and other students to support your academic and personal goals.

Course Registration and Health Insurance

You will be register for courses during orientation with the expert assistance of University academic advisors. They will advise you on which courses to take, help you build a course schedule and show you how to reserve your classes.

Before you will be able to register, you will first need to pay for your health insurance.

  • The expected health insurance fee for 2020-2021 is $1,801. This fee will provide you with coverage from Fall through Summer.
  • You have the option of paying for your health insurance during orientation or before then, if you prefer.
  • To pay online before orientation, please email international@mnsu.edu noting that you would like to pay for your health insurance fee. Your name will then be submitted to the Cashier’s Office, who will add the insurance fee to your account so that you may then pay online at https://www.mnsu.edu/eservices/ with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Your course registration experience will happen during orientation regardless of whether you pay the insurance fee during or before orientation.

Overall, more news will be forthcoming to help you prepare and make appropriate plans as you begin your academic careers. If you've missed past notifications from us, you can find them on our website. In the meantime, we wish you and your families well and hope to see you soon!

Sincerely, 

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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Please find the newest updates for Fall semester below:

Orientation

The Kearney Center for International Student Services will provide comprehensive information during orientation and help you to complete necessary steps as a new student (whether you are in Mankato or abroad).

This Fall, orientation programming will most likely be offered completely online. This will depend on emerging Covid-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff and faculty.

We are planning that students will:

1. Complete an online orientation (currently in development) before arriving. We will make a link to this orientation available to you around mid-July.

2. Attend virtual/live presentations in Zoom so that you may hear about such topics as: immigration, safety, health insurance, healthcare, paying your student bill, how to get involved with student organizations, online learning and academic success, cultural adjustment, taking care of yourself during Covid-19 and other information for a successful stay in Mankato.

Covid-19 Housing and Arrival Considerations:

With regard to arrival times for students coming to the U.S., the University is continuing to stay abreast of official Coronavirus safety updates and planning so we may advise you in the best way regarding your travel plans and arrival recommendations.

A 14-day quarantine may be required before students can walk on to campus. This may mean arriving early (perhaps by August 3) for orientation and the start of classes. This obviously will impact students' travel plans. However, a final decision has not yet been confirmed regarding quarantining; we mention it here in case it helps for you to know it is a possibility. The University is working very hard to consider the best safety options for students and as soon as any decision has been made about a (potential) quarantine, we will let you know what is required and how early you should plan to arrive.

The Office of Residential Life and off-campus rental properties are also considering move-in timing as it relates to COVID-19 safety. Again, we will be sure to let you know of related news so you can make the best plans.

You may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously, and as soon as the Kearney Center has any information as they pertain to orientation, recommended arrival dates, and how orientation will be delivered, we will let you know.

Know Before You Go! Pre-Arrival Guide

To learn more in-depth information about health insurance, immunizations & travel, please read through the updated Know Before You Go! guide>>>

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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We've been getting a lot of questions from students on Fall 2020. Here are some updates for you.

Orientation

The Kearney Center for International Student services will provide comprehensive information during orientation and help you to complete necessary steps as a new student (whether you are in Mankato or abroad).

This Fall, orientation programming will be delivered in a “hybrid” format where some steps are done in person and virtually, or completely online. This will depend on emerging Covid-19 news and protocols that are being put in place for the safety of students, staff and faculty.

At this time, the anticipated start date of orientation is Monday, August 17. However, we are continuing to stay abreast of Coronavirus safety updates and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, as well as the State of Minnesota. With regard to arrival times for students coming to the U.S., we are also watchful for news so we may advise you in the best way regarding your travel plans and arrival recommendations.

You may rest assured that Minnesota State University, Mankato is considering your welfare very seriously, and as soon as the Kearney Center has any information as they pertain to orientation, recommended arrival dates and how orientation will be delivered, we will let you know. 

How Will Classes Be Offered during Covid-19 Circumstances?

The University has been proactively developing plans so that students coming to Mankato may achieve academic success while remaining safe. You will have the option of attending the same classes either online or in the classroom with social distancing precautions in place. Perhaps you are a student who will remain abroad while starting your degree program online.  

Either way, the University is dedicated to serving you, helping you to receive quality course content and teaching that will allow you to be connected easily to professors, advisors and other students to support your academic and personal goals.

Course Registration and Health Insurance

You will be register for courses during orientation with the expert assistance of University academic advisors. They will advise you on which courses to take, help you build a course schedule and show you how to reserve your classes. 

Before you will be able to register, you will first need to pay for your health insurance.

  • The expected health insurance fee for 2020-2021 is $1,801. This fee will provide you with coverage from Fall through Summer.
  • You have the option of paying for your health insurance during orientation or before then, if you prefer.
  • To pay online before orientation, please email international@mnsu.edu noting that you would like to pay for your health insurance fee. Your name will then be submitted to the Cashier’s Office, who will add the insurance fee to your account so that you may then pay online at https://www.mnsu.edu/eservices/ with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Your course registration experience will happen during orientation regardless of whether you pay the insurance fee during or before orientation.

Overall, more news will be forthcoming to help you prepare and make appropriate plans as you begin your academic careers. In the meantime, we wish you and your families well and hope to see you soon!

Kearney Center for International Student Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001 USA
WhatsApp: +1.507.200.2265 | Chat with Us | Schedule an Appointment
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As you take your next steps towards enrolling at Minnesota State University, Mankato, the beautiful city of Mankato could soon be your home away from home!

Now is the time to start making plans for your fall semester accommodations. To help you with this process, we have created the Housing Guide for Fall 2020. The guide includes information about both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options. 

Know Before You Go!: Housing Guide for FALL 2020
The Know Before You Go! series is designed to help you prepare for your upcoming arrival to Mankato. Before you start this information series, be sure that you completed all admission requi…
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