East Lake Apartments

Winona State University is pleased to offer the University Apartments at East Lake as a housing option for all upper class WSU students. Built in 2003, this unique living environment is conveniently located across from Lake Winona and overlooks the majestic Sugar Loaf bluff.

Although the East Lake Apartments (as they are more commonly known) are six blocks from the main campus, transportation is provided to campus via a free shuttle running approximately every 15 minutes. Close proximity to Lake Winona provides easy access for outdoor activities such as running, biking, softball, and Frisbee golf!

About the Apartments

The East Lake Apartments consist of four apartment buildings comprised of 100 units for more than 370 students. They offer the conveniences of an off-campus apartment with the security and relaxed environment of an on-campus residence hall.  The East Lake Apartments are co-ed however, males and females are not allowed to reside in the same apartment.

Students living at the East Lake Apartments can choose among the following types of apartments:
4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (4 people)
2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (4 people)
1 bedroom & 1 bathroom (2 people)
1 bedroom, efficiency & 1 bathroom (2 people)
Single apartments for just one person are NOT available.

There are two handicap accessible apartments available. Please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office for more information.

East Lake Agreement

The main sign-up process for the East Lake Apartments happens each fall. All upper-class students wishing to reside in the apartments have the ability to choose their own roommate(s). If there are any vacancies, Winona State University retains the right to fill them.

Students can choose between an 11 ½ month contract, which includes summer (June 1 May 15) or a 9 month academic year contract (August 15 May 15).

All policies that are in effect in the residence halls also apply to the East Lake Apartments.


Each apartment (common area and bedrooms) is fully furnished with a couch, chair, coffee table, two (2) end tables, trash and recycling bins, as well as an extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, dresser and bookshelf for each student. Each apartment has a complete kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal.

Other amenities include: washer and dryer; cable, telephone, and internet hook-ups in living room and bedrooms; central heat and air conditioning; all utilities paid except long distance phone calls; study lounges; on-site permit parking; shuttle transportation; WSU Security on site 12 hours/day; 24-hour controlled door access.

Contact Us

Building A:
630 Franklin Street
Winona, MN 55987

Building B:
634 Franklin Street
Winona, MN 55987

Building C:
636 Franklin Street
Winona, MN 55987

Building D:
640 Franklin Street
Winona, MN 55987

The floor plan for East Lake Apartments.