Residence Life Calendar
The following calendar include many dates related specifically to living in the residence halls. Please refer to it often. As new dates are established throughout the year, they will be added to this calendar.
Room Sign-Up for 2014-2015
If you are currently living on or off-campus and are interested in living in the residence halls for the 2014-2015 academic year, you will need to go through a room sign-up process. We will have separate sign-up processes for the East Lake Apartments, the Sustainability Theme House, Kirkland Hall/New Center West, and the Tradational Residence Halls.
All students living in the residence halls must have a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
Sustainability Theme House: House sign-up was held on November 13, 2013. We still have openings so if you are interested you may contact Jon Hetzel at email@example.com for more information.
East Lake Sign-up: East Lake Apartment Sign-Up was held on November 20, 2013 and is currently full. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email the Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-457-5305.
Kirkland Hall/New Center West Sign-up: Suite sign-up will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4pm in the Student Activity Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons. You must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of fall 2014 to be eligible to live in the suites. Informational packets will be available in the Housing Office, (Kryzsko Commons 235), beginning January 14, 2014 and are due back in the Housing Office by February 4th, 2014. Each group member needs to pick up an information packet to start the process.
Traditional Residence Halls: Sign-up will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 4pm in Student Activity Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons. Informational packets will be available in the Housing Office, (Kryzsko Commons 235), beginning February 14, 2014 and are due back in the Housing Office by February 26, 2014. Each group member needs to pick up an information packet to start the process.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Housing Office at 507-457-5305 or email email@example.com.
Student Staff Hiring for 2014-2015
The hiring process for student staff positions within the residence halls for Summer 2014 is currently underway! If you are interested in applying for a position, please refer to the information below.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancelling your Housing Agreement
Students wishing to cancel their Housing Agreement for the residence halls must fill out the online Room & Meal Plan Cancellation. Students living at East Lake wanting to cancel their agreement must fill out a paper Contract & Release Form at the Housing Office, (235 Kryzsko Commons). You will also need to contact your RA to be sure you follow the appropriate check out procedures. Note: this form IS NOT intended for students changing rooms within the residence halls; it is intended for those wanting to move completely out of the residence halls to an off-campus apartment, moving home, etc. If you have any questions about the terms of your Housing Agreement, please contact our office.
The WSU Residence Halls and Campus Community are a Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco-Free environment, certain violations of these policies will result in the cancellation of your Housing Agreement and an $800 Housing Agreement Cancellation Fee.
Changing Your Meal Plan
Meal plan changes can be made at anytime throughout the semester for those students wanting to increase their current plan. Students wanting to decrease their meal plan can do so during the first two weeks of each semester only. Stop by the Housing Office, 235 Kryzsko Commons, to make your meal plan changes.
Mailboxes are located in the lobby of each complex. Except for flyers originating from the WSU Housing & Residence Life Office and other University departments, only mail addressed to a specific student will be placed in the mailboxes.
Each room has an assigned mailbox which is located in the front lobby of each residence hall. To mail something to your student, please use the following format:
Residence Hall & Room #
Residence Hall Street Address
Winona, MN 55987
The mailing address for each residence hall can be found by going to each residence hall page.
Packages: Students will be notified via their WSU email address if a package has been delivered for them. Students will need to show their Warrior ID and provide a signature when they pick up a package. C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) packages will not be accepted.
Mail and packages delivered without the name of the student living in the residence halls will not be accepted or will be returned to sender. Any items ordered should be addressed to or in care of the student. Packages will not be received if they are in a student's parent/guardian name.
Students are encouraged to check their campus mailbox often as this is one way the University is able to relay important information to students.
Request a Room Change
Please read through the following information carefully regarding room change requests within Winona State University’s residence halls.
If you currently live in a regular room (double or single) and would like to request a room change, the Residence Life Staff require that you follow the process below:
· Talk to your roommate – If you are having a roommate conflict, please have a verbal conversation with them to talk about how things are going and what is bothering you. Here are some helpful hints in working through a roommate conflict.
· Talk to your RA – If you have had a conversation with your roommate and tried to work things out, but your situation has not improved, please contact your RA. Your RA is a great resource who will assist you in having a difficult conversation. They may also assist in facilitating a conversation between you and your roommate to set guidelines within your living situation which is feasible for all students involved.
· Talk to your Hall Director – You can also set up a meeting with your Hall Director to have a conversation about your current living situation.
o Again, the Housing & Residence Life Staff make it a priority to relocate those students who were placed in a build-up situation before regular room change requests are granted.
o Once you submit your request, you will be contacted by your current Hall Director to set up a meeting. Once your Hall Director approves your request, you will be put on a waiting list based on the date of Hall Director Approval. When space is available, you will be contacted by your current Hall Director of your new room assignment and the process of checking into your new room and out of your current room.
Residence Hall Check-Out Procedures
The on-campus housing agreement term is for one academic year. Students who choose to leave the residence halls before the last day of his/her housing agreement, must follow the procedures below.
Note: There are financial penalties for breaking your housing agreement early. Before you decide to move out of the residence halls, please talk with your Hall Director or a staff member in the Housing & Residence Life Office located in Kryzsko Commons 235.
Residence Hall Closing Information
Spring 2014 Closing Information
Traditional residence halls officially close at 5:00pm on Friday, May 9, 2014. The East Lake Apartments close at 12pm (noon) on Thursday, May 15, 2014. All students must check out with their RA/CA by this time. The following information is meant to be a helpful guide to having a successful check-out of the residence halls.
End of Semester Meetings: Your RA/CA will hold a mandatory End of Semester meeting the week of April 14th. This meeting will provide you with the information you need to have a smooth and successful check out.
Cleaning Expectations: Your room/apartment is expected to be in the same condition, if not better, than it was when you moved in. Specific cleaning instructions will be given to you by your RA/CA. You may want to bring cleaning supplies from home to assist you such as rags, a vacuum, window cleaner, etc.
Forwarding Your Mail: The Housing Office will forward your mail for 30 days. After June 9, 2014 (June 15th for East Lake), all mail will be returned to sender. You can fill out a "Change of Address" form at the post office.
Summer 2014 On-Campus Housing
If you are planning to live on campus during the summer of 2014, you may now fill out the application on-line. Summer housing will be located in Kirkland Hall from May 11th to August 10th at a rate of $12/day. All students will be assigned a single room. Interim housing will also be available.
Checking in: Summer Housing check-in for May Term will be on Sunday, May 11th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. If checking in after Sunday, May 11th please come during Kirkland’s front desk hours which are 11:00 to 1:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 every day.
May Term: All students checking into summer housing for May Term will need to check out of their current residence hall by 5:00 on Sunday, May 11th.
Billing: Summer housing charges will follow the Summer 2014 payment calendar. You will be charged according to the dates you have selected above. If you do not adhere to the dates selected above your student account will be updated after you checkout. If you have questions regarding billing please contact the Warrior Hub.
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