College Fairs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

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.

As an alternative, we would encourage you to consider registering for a virtual campus visit presentation. These online Zoom meetings are available four times a day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm CST. For more information and to schedule your virtual campus visit register for either a first year student virtual campus visit, a transfer student virtual campus visit, or an international student virtual visit.

Virtual Visits Are Available Four Times Daily at:

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for all students who are not admitted)
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for admitted student only)
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for all students who are not admitted)
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Presentation and Q&A (Intended for admitted student only)
    All times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST)
  • How are we serving students during Covid-19?
  • Undergraduate application fees are waived through may 31, 2020

  • No deadline to confirm enrollment for the fall of 2020

Given all of the uncertainty during the spread of COVID-19 virus, Minnesota State Mankato will provide as much time as necessary for students and families to make decisions about their college choice.

  • Flexibility on ACT/SAT scores

We will make admission decisions based on high school transcripts and GPA for students applying for the fall of 2020 that do not have ACT or SAT scores and are unable to take the test this spring. Students missing test scores will not be required to submit them prior to enrolling for the fall of 2020.

  • Accomodating pass/fail grade systems

Students will not be penalized in our admissions process if their school moves to a pass/ fail grading system for this spring term. We consider cumulative GPA in our admission decisions and will consider a "P" as a positive grade trend for the spring of 2020 in our consideration of admissions appeals.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Minnesota State Mankato, as well as your patience and understanding as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office at 507-389-1822.

  • Summer Orientation for new students

All new first-year and transfer students will be invited to complete an online orientation program on May 18, 2020. After completing the online orientation module, students will be eligible for registration. More details can be found on the orientation website. Individual and small group advising and registration to be completed virtually. Finally, the university will provide an enhanced Welcome Week during the first week students are  back on campus. Students will have the opportunity to complete any final steps to prepare to be a Maverick as well as connect with one another and develop relationships.

  • Course placement for new students

Due to COVID-19 complexities, Accuplacer testing has been suspended. In the meantime, Minnesota State University, Mankato will be using a combination of information such as high school GPA, MCA, ACT, SAT, or existing Accuplacer scores to place students in their courses. If you are not satisfied with your current placement based on these scores, you may choose to wait until in-person Accuplacer resumes to take the course placement exam. Consult with your academic advisor or email with questions and/or concerns. Find more information about placement into English and math courses at

  • Summer 2020

All classes during Minnesota State University, Mankato's two summer sessions this year are offered online–and offer a great opportunity to complete a general education requirement or fulfill pre-requisites for your major. The registration window for summer sessions is now open. Fore more information on how to apply and register, visit


College Fairs

Our admissions officers visit several college fairs throughout the year. Click to expand each section below to view the schedule of fairs we will be attending in your state this year.

Fair Dates Location City Fair Times Representative Attending
1/25/20 East Ridge High School Woodbury 8:30-11:30am Emily Albright
2/3/20 Plainville-Elgin-Millville High School Plainview 4:30-7:00pm Emily Albright
2/5/20 Austin High School Austin 1:15-2:30pm Emily Albright
2/6/20 Andover High School Andover 9:15-10:45 Emily Albright
2/10/20 Tri-City United HS Career Night Montgomery 5:00-8:00pm  
2/11/20 School of Environmental Studies Apple Valley 6:00-8:00pm Emily Albright
2/22/20 Harding High School St Paul 10:30am-1:30pm Emily Albright
2/24/20 Champlin Park HS Champlin Park 8:00-9:30am Emily Albright
2/24/20 Tartan High School Oakdale 5:00-6:30pm Emily Albright
2/25/20 Anoka High School Anoka 8:00-9:30am Emily Albright
2/26/20 Blaine High School Blaine 8:00-9:30am Emily Albright
2/26/20 Minnetonka High School Minnetonka 6:00-7:30pm Emily Albright
2/27/20 Coon Rapids High School Coon Rapids 8:00-9:30am Emily Albright
2/27/20 Centennial High School Circle Pines 5:00-6:30pm Emily Albright
3/5/20 Robbinsdale Academy Highview Golden Valley 8:15-9:45am Emily Albright
3/9/20 Eastview High School Apple Valley 4:30-6:00pm Emily Albright
3/10/20 Shakopee High School Shakopee 8:00-9:30am Anissa Janzig
3/10/20 Hopkins High School Hopkins 12:45-2:15pm Anissa Janzig
3/10/20 Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie 6:00-7:30pm Anissa Janzig
3/11/20 St Louis Park High School St Louis Park 10:00-11:30am Emily Albright
3/11/20 Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi 5:00-6:30pm David Cox
3/12/20 Maple Grove High School Maple Grove 8:45-10:15am David Cox
3/12/20 Burnsville High School Burnsville 2:30-4:00pm David Cox
3/13/20 Hmong College Prep Academy St Paul 8:30-11:00am David Cox
3/17/20 West Lutheran High School Plymouth Cancelled Emily Albright
4/7/20 Patrick Henry High School Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/7/20 Roosevelt High School Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/8/20 Washington Technology High School St Paul Cancelled David Cox
4/9/20 North Community High School Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/9/20 Forest Lake Area High School Field House Forest Lake Cancelled David Cox
4/9/20 Robbinsdale Cooper High School New Hope Cancelled Emily Albright
4/10/20 FAIR School Downtown Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/14/20 Como Park High School St Paul Cancelled Emily Albright
4/15/20 Central Senior High School St Paul Cancelled Emily Albright
4/15/20 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School College and Resource Fair Minneapolis Cancelled David Cox
4/15/20 Highland Park High School St Paul Cancelled Emily Albright
4/16/20 Southwest High School Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/16/20 Fridley High School Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
4/17/20 Johnson Senior High School St Paul Cancelled Emily Albright
4/18/20 U of M Eastbank Campus Minneapolis Cancelled Anissa Janzig
4/20/20 Cretin-Derham Hall - Joe Mauer Field House St Paul Cancelled Emily Albright
4/21/20 St. Peter High School St. Peter Cancelled Anissa Janzig
4/22/20 Academy of Holy Angels Richfield Cancelled Emily Albright
4/25/20 Century College West Campus White Bear Lake Cancelled Emily Albright
5/4/20 Minneapolis Marriot Northwest Minneapolis Cancelled Emily Albright
5/19/20 Hylander Center Columbia Heights 8:00am-3:00pm Emily Albright
Fair Dates Location City Fair Times Representative Attending
3/2/20 Roosevelt HS Des Moines 5:30-7:00pm David Cox
3/5/20 Iowa Lakes CC Estherville 9:00-10:30am Anissa Janzig
3/5/20 Algona HS Algona 1:30-3:00pm Anissa Janzig
3/17/20 Clinton CC Clinton 9:30-11:30am Anissa Janzig
3/30/20 Iowa City West HS Iowa City 2:30-4:40pm Anissa Janzig
3/31/20 Washington HS Washington 1:15-2:45pm Anissa Janzig
5/6/20 North Iowa Area CC Mason City 8:45-10:15am Anissa Janzig
Fair Dates Location City Fair Times Representative Attending
3/31/20 Roosevelt High School Sioux Falls 9:45-11:45am David Cox
3/31/20 U of Sioux Falls, Stewart Center Sioux Falls 12:30-2:30pm David Cox
4/1/20 Lincoln High School Sioux Falls 10:15-11:20am David Cox
4/1/20 Harrisburg High School Sioux Falls 1:00-3:00pm David Cox
Fair Dates Location City Fair Times Representative Attending
1/9/20 La Crscent High School La Crescent 3:30-7:30pm Emily Albright
1/27/20 River Falls High School River Falls 6:00-8:00pm Emily Albright

Watch for upcoming visits in the fall.

Watch for upcoming visits in the fall.

Watch for upcoming visits in the fall.