First generation students with their advisors

Celebrate Being a First-Gen Warrior!

Nearly half of the students at Winona State University are First-Gen Warriors, where neither parent has a 4-year bachelor's degree. We are happy you have chosen WSU as your college and our entire community is here to support your experience!

Please consider checking out the First-Gen Warrior Club. You can attend a meeting (attendance doesn't obligate you to join the club) or you could contact the club president, Katryna Neubauer, at for information. Being a member of the club will provide you support and will give you an opportunity to help and support other first-gen students.

Events Information

Finals Survival Skills Workshop

The First-Gen Warriors hosted a very successful Finals Survival Skills workshop in December, and it is time to save the date for the next workshop! Join us on Thursday, April 23 at 5pm in Somsen 321 to build your own finals survival kit, enjoy a free meal and learn valuable strategies for having the best finals week ever!  

Students attend a workshop