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.

Get Involved

Take part in diverse and creative programs to help you learn about and express yourself through civic engagement, leadership, and personal and professional development opportunities!

Student Activities

Serve Your Community

Find meaningful opportunities to serve your community by connecting your talents, passions, and effort with community agencies and organizations who need your help!

Community Engagement

Student Events

Find all the different activities, recitals, concerts, games, and other events to participate in and enjoy throughout the year at Minnesota State University, Mankato!


Student Organizations

250+ Student Organizations provide numerous opportunities to make connections, gain practical leadership experience, and become more involved with your community.

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.

Campus Services

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

Centennial Student Union

Serving as the student-centered heart of campus, the Centennial Student Union provides an innovative, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment where quality facilities, programs, and services complement and enhance the academic experience.


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.

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