Current Students

Surprise your student with the Surprise Dessert Delivery Program!

The Alumni Relations Office and Student Organization of Alumni Relations (SOAR) want to help you celebrate a special occasion in your student’s life! We have created a surprise dessert package that will come from you while your student is here at WSU.

Your Surprise Dessert Delivery package ($10/package) includes:

  • Your choice of an 8-inch square cake or 4-pack of cupcakes
    -Chocolate, Vanilla or Marble cake
    -Gluten Free option available
  • A card providing the opportunity to create your own personal wishes!
  • Plates, napkins and utensils for four people

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to surprise your student. Order today!

*Please note: All orders must be placed one week prior to delivery. Weekend celebrations will be delivered on the weekday that is closest to the celebration date. Desserts will not be delivered on weekdays campus is closed or on holidays.

*Our Guarantee: If, due to scheduling difficulties, we fail to deliver your student’s Surprise Dessert Delivery package, we will refund your money.

Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations office works hard to support current and future alumni. Current students/future alumni can find resources ranging from scholarships to a partnership/mentor program.

If you have any questions about the support offered, please contact the Alumni Relations office at alumni@winona.edu or visit the Alumni Office in Somsen Hall, Room 206.

SOAR (Student Organization of Alumni Relations) started in 2015 as a way to bridge the gap between current students and WSU alumni and friends. Members of SOAR have the benefit of networking with WSU alumni at various events throughout the year and are also matched up with a Warrior Mentor.

SOAR members connect with current students and bring awareness to Alumni Relations through visiting Orientation classes during the fall semester, organizing I Love WSU Week and the Surprise Dessert Delivery program, and with helping at and promoting current student events.

Interested in learning more about SOAR?
Email alumni@winona.edu or visit the Alumni Office in Somsen Hall, Room 206.

SOAR Executive Board 2015-2016

Jennifer Connell, President
Sophie Schmitz, Vice President
Jenna Goodwin, Secretary
Morgan Koenig, Treasurer

Each Spring Semester the Alumni Society Board of Directors and Alumni Relations Office offer various scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students.


Scholarship Requirements

  • In order to apply for an Alumni Society Scholarship you must be related to a WSU alum (sibling, child or grandchild).
  • Applications will be accepted after January 1st and the application window will remain open for approximately 6 weeks.
  • An essay will be part of the application process and finalists will be interviewed by the Alumni Society Board of Directors at the March Alumni Society Board Meeting.
  • Additional information will be sent to current students who qualify to apply. 

Grad Finale

Grad Finale is held each semester (November and April) to help graduates prepare for Commencement. Visit with Alumni Relations, Registrars, Career Services, Jostens, Liberty Mutual, and purchase all of your graduation regalia at a discounted price!

During spring semester Grad Finale is held on the Winona campus in Kryzsko Commons from 9-4 pm, and on the Rochester campus from 12-6 pm. During the fall semester Grad Finale is held on the Winona campus in Kryzsko Commons from 9-4 pm, Rochester students can order discounted items online.

Please note: Additional information regarding Grad Finale is sent to all approved graduates.


Graduate Celebration

A toast to you, the graduate! Join us at your first alumni event the Wednesday before Commencement and enjoy a complimentary beverage, appetizers, and a chance to win some of your first WSU alumni gear! All graduates who pre-register will receive a WSU alumni t-shirt. We look forward to congratulating and celebrating you! Graduate Celebration information will be sent to all approved graduates.

Join the Alumni Relations team! Looking to gain experience in organization, communications, event planning, professional development, office experience, and so much more? Apply for the Alumni Relations internship! The internship experience is an entire year beginning on June 1, 2016 and ending May/June 2017 (Start and end dates are negotiable). 

For more information, please contact Alumni Relations at alumni@winona.edu or visit us in Somsen Hall, Room 206.