Early Check-In on Aug. 22 for Learning Communities


Some students participate in Learning Communities as incoming students. Therefore, they have an early move-in which takes place August 22 between the hours of 11AM-3PM.

It is recommended that you do not arrive early since unloading zones are not going to be ready.

Pick-up your room key at the front desk of your residence community and receive additional information on parking to prevent parking tickets.

  • For students that live in McElroy or Preska, you will be unloading in Lot 15. To obtain your room key enter the main doors of McElroy.
  • For students that live in Crawford, you will unload in Lot 14. To obtain your room key enter the main doors of Crawford.

Plan ahead since the on-campus dining Hall will not be open on August 22.


After moving-in and settling in, learning community students can participate in the Ice Cream Social event at 7:00pm, but families should have said their goodbyes before then. Parents will not have any family dinner or event until Thursday when other incoming student’s parents have the family farewell dinner in which they are welcome to participate in.

During the Learning Community Dessert Reception (Ice Cream Social Event), students will have the chance to get to know other students, receive move-crew instructions, training and your shift assignment, along with the “Move Crew 2018” t-shirt.

After the reception, students will have the opportunity to go to the Otto Rec Center to interject with other students while playing games.

On Thursday, Learning Community students participate on their first Service Event.Learning Community Students, Leaning Community Coordinators, and Minnesota State Mankato faculty and staff will welcome and assist students moving into our residence communities. Students should plan ahead for dining option for Thursday as well since the Dining Hall will not be open for breakfast or lunch.


For information on First Year Student Opportunities:



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