Frequently Asked Questions
We are faced with many questions each year from students who are preparing to move into the residence halls and begin a new year at Winona State University. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions here to address student’s basic concerns. If you have questions not addressed here, feel free to contact us.
What will my room look like?
Our residence halls offer students a wide range of room types and sizes. With over 1,000 rooms, we are able to give information on the rooms dimensions. However, we do not have the specifications for each closet or window in each individual room.
What furnishings are included?
Every room is furnished with an extra-long twin bed and mattress. Also included is a desk and desk chair, dresser or closet, and a bookshelf for each student. There is a trash and recycling bin in each room and all windows have coverings (either a shade, blinds, or curtains). All rooms have carpet except for Lourdes and Tau rooms.
For specific bed dimensions, visit the housing loft page.
How does the meal plan work? Can I change my plan?
Meal plan information is available on the DineOnCampus website.
If you decide you want to be on a different meal plan during the summer, you can email the Housing Office to request a change.
Once school has started, you will need to stop by the Housing Office, 235 Kryzsko Commons, and fill out a Change of On-Campus Meal Plan form.
You can only lower your meal plan within the first two weeks of each semester. You may increase your meal plan at any time.
Can I rent a loft? Where do I pick it up?
Where do I pick up my Warrior ID card?
If you are a first-year student just entering WSU, you will receive your Warrior ID card when you check into your residence hall room. Off-campus students and Transfer students can contact the Campus Card Office to pick up your Warrior ID card.
When will I find out who my roommate is?
Roommate information will be available to view online in mid-June. Since many changes and cancellations may occur before that time, we strive to give you the most accurate roommate information available at the time. In some cases, your roommate could change after you are initially notified. If this occurs, the change will be reflected online and you will have the opportunity to contact your new roommate.
How much room is under my bed in case I want to buy storage units?
Please refer to the Loft Information page for bed dimensions.
What is there to do in Winona?
There are many things to do in Winona and around campus such as: hiking, biking, sand volleyball, rollerblading, Disc Golf, golfing, watching movies, swimming, shopping and much more! In the Winter, there are also opportunities to go sledding, skiing, ice skating and snow shoeing, to name a few.
What is there to do on campus?
Can I break my housing agreement once I receive a room assignment?
You may break your housing agreement at any time, however, your housing agreement is for the entire academic year and certain penalties will apply depending on when this occurs. Please contact the Housing Office to inquire about cancellation fees if you are considering terminating your housing agreement.