Welcome to Grandparents University!

It's time to register.

When does registration open?

Saturday, February 15th at 9:00 a.m., Central time.

When does registration close?

Registration closes when each session reaches capacity. If minimum enrollment is not met, complete refunds will be issued to all registrants.

Are scholarships available?

The Winona State University Retiree Center is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for Grandparents University.  Thanks to the generous support of friends, retirees and businesses we will offer scholarships to cover partial funding of participation based on family income.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your participation in Grandparents University is contingent upon receiving a scholarship, please refrain from registering for Grandparents University until you have received notification of a scholarship award. 

Please complete the application form and return the form with a copy of the first page of your 2012 federal tax return to:
  Winona State University
  Retiree Center – ATTN: Ann Kohner
  PO Box 5838
  Winona, MN 55987-5838

You may fax the documents to 507-457-2262

We realize that you may have concerns about supplying this personal information.  Rest assured that we will not share any of your information and will, in fact destroy your income tax page once the scholarship awards have been finalized.  You may, of course, “black out” or otherwise hide your Social Security Number on the copy of your income tax return.

Awardees will be notified of scholarship grants by May 15, 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565.

How can I register?

When you have all of your information ready, you may register online by clicking the “Register Now” button. If you are not comfortable registering online you may use a paper form. Please note: credit card payment is only accepted with the online registration. If you use the paper registration form please pay via check or money order.

How do I know that I have registered?

You will receive an email shortly after completing an online registration. Please remember to save this email in case you need to contact Grandparents University in the future. If you register using the paper form you will receive verification via regular mail.  Participants will receive additional communication from Grandparents University in order to prepare for the experience.

When can I expect my information packet?

Packets will be sent to registrants by mid-March, or earlier, depending on the date of your registration.

Do I get my t-shirts in the mail?

No, the t-shirts will be given out during registration when you arrive at Grandparents University.

I don’t have an email address. How can I register?

You may register using the paper form.  Please contact Grandparents University at 507-457-5565 if you require assistance.

Can another person register for me?

Yes, as long as the names of the participants and related information are correct in the registration fields, it doesn’t matter who signs up and/or pays for the registration. Please note that unless otherwise directed, correspondence regarding Grandparents University will be sent to the address of the individual who completes the registration.

Can you charge this year’s registration to the credit card on file?

No, we can’t do that. As a security feature, no credit card information is stored in our system. The client will need to re-enter their information.

What is a security code? Why do you need that?

On the back of MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards, the last four digits of the credit card number are listed along with a three-digit number. Those three digits are the security code. On the front of the American Express card, the security code is four digits long and not embossed. The security code is needed to verify that the registrant is in possession of the card, which decreases the likelihood of someone using a stolen credit card number. Although this is probably not a problem with Grandparents University registrants, it is a built-in security feature of the credit card processing software.

Can I pay by check?

You may pay by check if you use the paper form.  Please contact Grandparents University at 507-457-5565 if you require assistance.

I registered twice. Can I cancel my extra order?

Yes, orders can be canceled. If the credit card payment has already been processed, a refund will be issued.

It turns out that I can’t go. How do I get a refund?

Please contact Grandparents University at 507-457-5565 for assistance.
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