Mav Life Mobile App

NEW Update!


Enjoy new features in Mav Life that rolled out on January 9! With the update, your D2L courses now automatically show up within the app. You can view course info, check grades, see assignments, and more!



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What is Mav life?

Whether you’re a new or returning student, Mav Life can make your campus experience smoother. Download today to create your profile, get connected, and get involved! Get access to these convenient features in seconds with Mav Life:

  • Discover and connect with other students and groups
  • Live bus and shuttle tracking
  • Assignment and test reminders
  • Customizable calendar and notifications
  • Campus maps


Future Maverick? Get The Info You Need!

If you are a future student thinking about attending Minnesota State Mankato, you have access to a lite version* of Mav Life! Use it to find helpful information as you consider our University and begin the admissions process. Mav Life for future students lets you explore:

  • Programs and certificates
  • Athletics
  • Student life (dining, housing, clubs, and more)
  • University costs, scholarships, and credit transfers
  • Campus tours and applying for admission
  • Bus tracking and maps
  • And more!

*You will gain access to the full features of Mav Life once you are officially a Minnesota State Mankato student.


Mav Life is available on the App Store and on Google Play.It can be downloaded for free! Search for “Mav Life”. 

As of Fall 2019, only students and employees with a StarID and password can use the app. Users must log in to the app the first time they use it.

The app was created after staff and students emphasized the need for such a tool. The app-based platform aligns with how students prefer to receive communication today. The content was strategically chosen to enhance and streamline the student experience. 

The MavClass app was created with a very specific focus on classroom-based resources. We learned a lot since it was first launch approximately four years ago. Based off feedback from that app, we have launched Mav Life as a much broader and encompassing app with very defined audiences and goals.

Offices across campus can request access to post content or have links on the app. Currently, a governing body of representatives across campus is being identified to set guidelines for acceptable content and usage to ensure the app stays relevant to our audience, goals, and purpose. If you would like to request content to be added to the app or have questions about how the app may work for your campus department, email the IT Solutions Center to get started,

There are filters put in place within the app to remove inappropriate language. While this should catch most items, technology is not perfect. If you ever have questions or concerns, or need to report inappropriate behavior within the app, contact the IT Solutions Center right away at 507.389.6654 or

IT Solutions served as a “project manager” working with campus representatives and an outside vendor, Ready Education, to develop the app. After an RFP process and interviews with potential 3rd party app developers, Ready Education was chosen because of their experience with Higher Education (they have launch 300+ campus apps), cost efficiency and partner-based approach.

All University departments, divisions, students and staff are welcome to spread the word on Mav Life, the official Univeristy mobile app. To assist, we have created a shared Microsoft OneDrive folder with images, talking points and a short video you are welcome to use in promotion.

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You can submit a suggestion or request here: Mav Life Suggestions and Requests

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