University Life

What does it mean to be a Maverick? It means you're regularly in touch with the people, ideas and experiences that make a lasting difference in your life as well as the lives you'll touch. It means you're part of a learning environment where big ideas and real-world thinking combine to create a better future. It means that your talents, interests and passion can find endless opportunities to flourish.

Activities & Organizations

Student Activities promotes programs creating civic engagement, leadership and student development opportunities.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation promotes long-term healthy lifestyle behavior through participation in multi-faceted recreational, educational and leisure opportunities.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides high-quality services and resources to help current students, new graduates, and alumni with career planning and the search for employment.

Centennial Student Union

The Centennial Student Union is the students’ House of Serendipity offering pleasant surprises that INVITE, INVOLVE and INSPIRE.

University Services

The Campus Services quick start guide lists some of the many services offered by the University.


Your living options at Minnesota State University, Mankato are extensive! Learn more about our Basic Rooms, Renovated Rooms, Suites, & Apartment options.

Diverse Campus

Institutional Diversity actively promotes a campus-wide cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of differences. Our staff provides direct services to students, and hosts enriching educational programs, cultural activities and insightful conferences for area youth, students, faculty and staff.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors is an important consideration for all members of the University community. Minnesota State Mankato is committed to providing a welcoming and safe campus.