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.

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.

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.

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.

Many students choose to rent a loft to maximize the space in their room. All lofts are rented directly through WSU. Please visit the Loft Rental Information page for more information. 

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.

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.

Please refer to the Loft Information page for bed dimensions.

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.

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Winona Park & Recreation

Resident Assistants (RAs) plan many activities within the residence halls, but there are also many opportunities available to students through campus clubs and organizations.  There are activities on campus free and open to all students nearly every night of the week.

WSU Events Calendar

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.