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, Erin Ploeger, 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 Warrior Club hosted another fantastic Surviving Finals Workshop last night. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this a fun and informative event. Please join us for our next event, Nuts for Mutts, where you can pet and play with therapy animals, and buy puppy chow and popcorn to support the club. Nuts for Mutts is December 4 from 1-3pm in the Integrated Wellness Center hallway.

Students in line for treats

Potholders for Sale!

To buy potholders and support the First-Gen Warrior Student Club, contact Erin Ploeger.

First-Gen Officers