Guest Resources

Families and guests, we congratulate you on your student's graduation from Winona State University. To help ensure your experience at WSU Commencement is a positive one, please review the information below.

 

Commencement Location

McCown Gymnasium - Memorial Hall

Main Street, adjacent to 9th Street

  • Campus Map
  • Doors open 1 hour prior to the ceremony
  • There are no tickets for this event.

 

May 8, 2015 - Commencement Ceremony

9:30 am
College of Business
College of Liberal Arts
(Graduates line-up by 8:45 am)
2 am
College of Education
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
(Graduates line-up by 1:15 am)

 

Seating

There are No tickets for this event. If seating on the bleachers would be uncomfortable, it is possible for friends and family to view the ceremony from the Integrated Wellness Complex (IWC) Room 143 and the Performing Arts Center recital hall. The recital hall is located across Johnson Street from McCown Gymnasium. Strollers and balloons will not be allowed in McCown Gymnasium during the Commencement ceremony. IWC Room 145 is reserved for stroller parking. Please note that this room is not monitored.

Limited Senior Citizen Seating will be available in specified sections located on the main floor.

Special seating arrangements can be made for guests with a physical disability. Please contact Toni Cohen in the Registrar's Office at TCohen@winona.edu or call 507.457.2868 before April 3.

 

Sign Language Interpreter

If you are in need of a sign language interpreter, please contact Toni Cohen in the Registrar's Office at TCohen@winona.edu or call 507.457.2868 before April 3.

 

Directions

Minneapolis/St. Paul
Take U.S. Highway 61 south into Winona. Stay on 61 until stoplight at Huff Street. Turn left on Huff. Then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop. Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

The west via I-90
Take I-90 east to Highway 43 north, exit 252. Turn left onto Highway 43, which brings you into Winona. At the stoplight, take a left onto Highway 43N (Homer Road) and go to the stoplight. Turn left onto Highway 14/61. Follow 61 until stoplight at Huff Street. Turn right onto Huff, then right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop. Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago
Take I-90 west to La Crosse and into Minnesota. Take the “To Winona” exit on U.S. Highway 61 and follow into Winona. Stay on 61 until stoplight at Huff Street. Turn right at Huff; then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop. Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

Rochester, Owatonna and Mankato via Highway 14
Take U.S. Highway 14 east into Winona. Turn right on U.S. Highway 14/61. Follow 61 until stoplight at Huff Street. Turn left at Huff; then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop. Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

 

Parking

Parking lots on campus are available for commencement guests the day of the ceremony. You can view parking lot options online in advance of your trip. A Winona city map, directions to campus and other directional tools are available here.


Building Abbreviations

WSU Campus buildings are often referred to using abbreviations. We have provided a key to all building abbreviations for your reference.