Whether you're wondering how to sign up for on-campus housing for next year, change your meal plan or apply for Housing & Residence Life student position, you've come to the right place. Answers to these questions and many others are provided here to help current students learn about their on-campus housing options and policies.
Returning Student Room Sign-Up for 2015-2016
If you are currently living on or off-campus and are interested in living in the residence halls for the 2015-2016 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 and the Traditional Residence Halls.
All students living in the residence halls must have a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
Kirkland Hall/Traditional Residence Halls
Room sign-up for the Traditional Residence Halls and Kirkland Hall will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at 4 pm in the Student Activity Center, lower level of Kryzsko Commons. Available units will include suites in Kirkland and the traditional halls in addition to singles and doubles on Main and West Campus. Be sure to see our list of unique rooms (PDF) that will be available to upper-class students.
Please read below the following important dates regarding sign-up:
- Jan. 20, 2015
Information and application materials will be available in the Housing Office, 235 Kryzsko Commons
- Jan. 29, 2015
Open House of all Residence Halls from 6 - 8pm (except East Lake)
- Feb. 9, 2015
All materials for the entire group must be turned into the Housing Office by 4:30pm
- Feb. 16, 2015
Priority numbers will be posted outside the Housing Office
- Feb. 19, 2015
Room sign-up will be held in the Student Activity Center at 4pm
- March 5, 2015
Last day to cancel your housing agreement that was signed on Feb. 19 to receive a $200 refund (the $50 is non-refundable)
Sustainability Theme House
Informational packets will be available in the Housing Office, 235 Kryzsko Commons, beginning Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Information nights will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 on West Campus and Thursday, Oct. 9 on Main Campus. These will include an optional house tour afterwards. Applications are due on Friday, Oct. 24. After application review, selected residents will be invited to the house for room sign-up on a date (TBD) conducive to community members' schedules. Prospective residents need to pick up an information packet to start the process. Selected residents will be notified by e-mail on Nov. 7.
East Lake Apartment sign-up was held on Nov. 20, 2014. We still have openings! If you are interested, you will need to pay the $250 pre-payment at the Warrior Hub and bring the receipt to the Housing Office, Kryzsko Commons 235, to pick out your room. If you have any questions regarding this process, please email the Housing Office at email@example.com or call 507.457.5305. (You must have a minimum of 24 credits at the beginning of Fall 2015 to be eligible to live at East Lake.)
Be sure to see our current room and meal plan rates and review the 2015-2016 Housing and Dining Agreement (PDF). You should also read the 2015-2016 Refund/Penalty Schedule (PDF) before signing up for on-campus housing.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Housing Office at 507.457.5305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residence Life Calendar
The 2014-2015 Residence Life Calendar (PDF) includes 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.
Student Staff Hiring for 2015-2016
We are currently hiring for several positions for 2015-2016. If you are interested in applying for a position, please refer to the information below.
You must attend an information session to receive an application for any position listed below.
- Sunday, Nov. 2 - 8pm Returning Staff (New Center Conference Room)
- Tuesday, Nov. 4 - 9pm (KEAP Center, Kryzsko Commons)
- Wednesday, Nov. 5 - 9:15pm (New Center Conference Room)
- Thursday, Nov. 6 - 8pm (Tau Rotunda)
Applications are due Friday, Dec. 12 by 4:30pm and can be turned in at the Housing Office, 235 Kryzsko Commons. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Resident Assistant (PDF)
Community Assistant (PDF)
Assistant Hall Director (PDF)
Alumni House Assistant (PDF)
Tour Coordinator (PDF)
Reference Form (PDF)
Summer 2015 On-Campus Housing
Residence Hall Closing Information
Spring 2015 Closing Information
Traditional residence halls officially close at 5pm on Friday, May 8, 2015. The East Lake Apartments and Sustainability House close at 12pm (noon) on Friday, May 15, 2015. 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 13. 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 8, 2015 (June 15 for East Lake), all mail will be returned to sender. You can fill out a "Change of Address" form at the post office or online.
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.
- Complete the online Room & Meal Plan Cancellation Form. (East Lake residents will need for fill out a form at the Housing Office). If you were granted a room change, you do not need fill out this form.
- Set up a check-out time with your RA/CA. If your RA/CA is not available, you may check-out with another RA/CA within the complex.
- Properly return your loft, if applicable. Please contact your RA/CA prior to your check-out time for specific loft return instructions.
- Clean your room according to the following Cleaning Expectations (PDF).
Students who cancel their housing agreement before it expires will be charged a contract cancellation fee. Please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office for specific charges related to your situation before cancelling your agreement.
In order to prevent improper check-out fees, you must follow these expectations:
- Be in your room at the check-out time you scheduled with your RA/CA
- Have your room cleaned according to the cleaning expectations (PDF) for your residence hall
- Have all of your belongings removed from your room and the hallway outside of your room prior to checking out with the RA/CA
- Turn in your room key to the RA/CA
- Sign your Room Condition Report (RCR) and provide your forwarding address and phone number
If there are any damages to property or cleaning that needs to be done, the student will be charged accordingly as listed in the Housing & Residence Life Cleaning & Damage Charges (PDF).
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 student living in the residence halls will be placed in the mailboxes. 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.
Each room has an assigned mailbox which is located in the front lobby of each residence hall. Students are encouraged to check their campus mailbox often as this is one way the University is able to relay important information to students.
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.
Students will receive a package slip in their residence hall mailbox if a package has been delivered for them. To collect a package, students will need to take their package slip to their hall front desk, 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.
If a package was delivered to our Central Housing Office, students would receive an email, via their WSU email address, notifying them. Packages at our Central Office can be picked up Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
Missing or Damaged Mail
If a student did not receive their mail and/or a package or items are damaged upon receipt, please file a report at the residence hall front desk and with the Post Office.
Request a Room Change
Please read through the following information 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 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.
- 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 you 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.
- Fill out the Online Room Change Request Form - Please note that filling out this form is only a request and will be processed as space becomes available within the residence halls.
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.
Please remember, this is a request only and we are only able to honor your request if space is available.
Sign-Up to be a Welcome Crew Volunteer!
What is the Welcome Crew?
The WSU Welcome Crew is a combination of student, staff, faculty, retiree and alumni volunteers who assist new students and their families move into the residence halls each fall.
What Would I do as a Volunteer?
Welcome Crew Volunteer responsibilities may include: controlling traffic, unloading vehicles, transporting belongings to rooms, making posters, distributing concessions, distributing keys and room assignments, and, most importantly, making new students feel welcome!
Necessary Skills and Qualities
- Ability to lift and move items
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- High level of positive energy and enthusiasm
- Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds
- A desire to help incoming students feel at home at WSU
- Ability to follow direction well
- Ability to be prompt and on time
Where Can I Get More Information?
There are two information sessions where you can learn more about Welcome Crew:
- Wednesday, April 17 at 8pm (Tau 215)
- Thursday, April 18 at 8pm (Kryzsko Commons, Dining Room C)
- Sunday, August 18 - Volunteers are allowed to move in at no charge
- Monday, August 19 - Mandatory meeting at 9am
- Tuesday, August 20 - Assist with move-in day activities 8am - 5pm (must be available all day)
How Can I Sign Up to Volunteer?
Sign-Up online to be a Welcome Crew Volunteer.
- Receive a FREE Welcome Crew T-Shirt
- Opportunity to meet new students and their families
- Positive, free way to promote your registered student organization
- Early arrival fee waived if you work two shifts
- Great volunteer opportunity
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.
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 (PDF) 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.