WSU Family Weekend

WSU Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend, scheduled for September 26-28, is a great opportunity to spend time with your loved ones at WSU. A variety of events will be held on campus and in the community for family members of all ages to enjoy. Invitations will be mailed out to all families of incoming freshmen and transfer students by the end of the summer.

 

Schedule of Events

A schedule of events is provided below. Additional activities will also be taking place in the residence halls all weekend!

9am-5pm: WSU Bookstore Open

The WSU Bookstore, located in Kryzsko Commons, will be open from 8am-5pm. Here you can get your Warrior t-shirts, coffee mugs and more! 

8am-6pm: "How to Disappear"Art Show

The "How to Disappear" Art show will be held in the Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall from 8am-6pm. Artist talks will begin at 4pm in SLC 120 and a reception will he held at 5pm in Watkins Hall Lobby. The show includes installation work, drawings, embroidered works, photography and mixed-media works.

10am-5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona, will be open 10am-5pm. Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.

10am-6pm: Apple Orchards Open

There are several apple orchards in the Winona are that will be open during September: 

4pm: Simulation in Nursing Education at WSU

Come experience a "real life" emergency situation in the Department of Nursing's Simulation Center. This simulation event will be held at 4pm in Stark 304 and be presented by nursing faculty, students and METI Man.

4-7pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities

From 4-7pm, families can partake in outdoor activities such as canoeing and kayaking at Lake Park Lodge at East Lake Winona. The cost is $5.00/person.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner

Dinner will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall from 4:30-6:30pm. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.50.

5-6:45pm: Self-Defense Class

An introduction to a program of self-defense techniques for attacks, grabs, ground fighting and assault weapons will be held at 5-6:45pm at Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona. Students will learn how to tactically and strategically approach situations when they need to defend themselves. The class is very fast-paced, so expect a workout! Contact Paul Stern at 507.410.2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

5:30pm: Chemistry Club Picnic for Chemistry Majors & Alumni

The Chemistry Club picnic will be held at 5:30pm at the Lion's Shelter at East Lake Winona. Please RSVP to wsuchemclub@gmail.com by Sept. 24. All family members welcome.

7:30pm: Midwest Dueling Pianos

This one-of-a-kind entertainment experience will have you singing, cheering, dancing and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over gasping for breath! They provide an all request-driven show that spans generations and keeps everyone from a 90 year-old great-grandmother to a hyper 4 year-old entertained and focused on the show. This family entertainment will begin at 7:30pm in Somsen Auditorium.

7:30am-1pm: "College Day" at the Winona Farmers Market

The Winona Farmers Market vendors will offer prizes and specials for our local college students from 7:30am-1pm. There will also be live music! The Winona Farmers Market, located at Main Street & 2nd Street, Winona, has grown rapidly in the past few years to include a wide variety of products from farmers and artisans within a 50-mile radius of Winona. All of the vendors grow or make their products; nothing you purchase at the Winona Farmers Market is resold.

8-8:50am: Nia Class

From 8-8:50am, students and families can participate in a Nia class held at the Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center at 164 E. 3rd St., Winona. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Contact Paul Stern at 507.410.2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

8am: Run for the WELL of It 5k Walk/Run

WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates host the 4th annual walk/run in support of the advocates' health and wellness activities at the Lions Pavilion at East Lake Winona. Admission is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Registration begins at 8am and the race begins at 9am. Pre-registration accepted via mail and in person until September 15. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Health & Wellness Advocates site. You can also contact Health Promotion at 507.457.5619 with any questions as well.

9am: 31st Annual WSU Foundation Scholarship Recognition Breakfast

This invitation-only event will be held at 9am in McCown Fieldhouse. Contact Deb Sing at dsing@winona.edu or 507.457.5198 with questions.

9am-6pm: WSU Bookstore Open

The WSU Bookstore, located in Kryzsko Commons, will be open from 9am-6pm. Here you can get your Warrior t-shirts, coffee mugs and more! 

10am and 10:30am: Trolley Rides of Winona

At 10am and 10:30am, a trolley will leave from Minne Hall parking lot. The cost is $10.00/person. Contact Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101 for reservations.

10-10:30am:  Meditation Instruction

During this session held from 10-10:30am at Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona, participants will receive simple instruction on meditation practice as well as have the opportunity to practice a simple meditation technique based on following the breath. Contact Paul Stern at 507.410.2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

10am-12pm: Family Weekend Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a mid-morning snack, get maps of the area, enter a drawing for family prizes and get a family portrait taken by some of our student photographers in the East Hall/Solarium in Kryzsko Commons.

10am-4pm: "How to Disappear"Art Show

The "How to Disappear" Art show will be held in the Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall from 10am-4pm. The show includes installation work, drawings, embroidered works, photography and mixed-media works.

10am-5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona, will be open 10am-5pm. Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.

10am-6pm: Apple Orchards Open

There are several apple orchards in the Winona are that will be open during September: 

11-11:45am: Tai Chi/Kung Fu Class

The Tai Chi & Kung Fu programs offer systems of exercise that promote health and longevity as well as a highly effective system of self-defense. Both can improve balance, coordination and general well-being. A demo class of these two practices will be offered for WSU Family Weekend from 11-11:45am at Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center, 164 E. 3rd St., Winona. Contact Paul Stern at 507.410.2174 or email roninmpls@gmail.com with questions.

11am-1pm: Brunch

Brunch will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall from 11am1pm. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.50.

11am-2pm: Upper-Class Student Housing Fair

The Housing & Residence Life Department will have an open house in the New Center West Conference Room from 11am-2pm to provide information for on-campus housing options available to upper-class students for 2015-2016. Tours of Kirkland Hall, East Lake Apartments and the Sustainability House will be offered through the event upon request.

12pm: Women's Rugby Match vs. University of North Dakota

At 12pm, the WSU Women's Rugby team will play against the University of North Dakota at Southeast Technical on 1250 Homer Rd., Winona.

1pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. St. Cloud State University

At 1pm, the WSU Women's Soccer team will play against St. Cloud State University at Winona State Stadium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

1pm: "Early Bird Special" Improv Comedy Show

WSU's Runner-Up Improv Troupe will present a show at 1pm in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. The cost is $2.00/person. Contact Hannah Guericke at hguericke10@winona.edu with questions.

1pm and 1:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona

At 1pm and 1:30pm, a trolley will leave from Minne Hall parking lot. The cost is $10.00/person. Contact Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101 for reservations.

1pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 1pm, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. The cost is $5.00/person. Email boat@winona.edu to make reservations.

1-4pm: Hiking & Biking Around Winona

The Housing & Residence Life Department will share maps and information on area hiking and biking trails at the Sheehan Hall turn-around from 1-4pm. Refreshments will also be served at the top of the Garvin Heights look-out.

1-7pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities

From 1-7pm, families can partake in outdoor activities such as canoeing and kayaking at Lake Park Lodge at East Lake Winona. The cost is $5.00/person.

2pm: Men's Rugby Match vs. St. Cloud State University

At 2pm, WSU Men's Rugby team will play against St. Cloud State University at Southeast Technical on 1250 Homer Rd., Winona.

2:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 2:30pm, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. The cost is $5.00/person. Email boat@winona.edu to make reservations.

4:30pm: Tailgate Party

A tailgate party will begin at 4:30pm outside the Winona State Stadium. The cost is $5.00/person.

4pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 4pm, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. The cost is $5.00/person. Email boat@winona.edu to make reservations.

4pm and 4:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona

At 4pm and 4:30pm, a trolley will leave from Minne Hall parking lot. The cost is $10.00/person. Contact Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101 for reservations.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner

Dinner will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall from 4:30-6:30pm. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.50.

6pm: Football Game vs. UM-Duluth

At 6pm, the WSU Warriors Football team will play against Duluth in the Winona State Stadium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

7:30pm: Entertainment by Spidey, a Comedy Hypnotist

Spidey has hypnotized a cop on Youtube! He has made his mark in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Cancun, Washington and more. Whether he magically reads your thoughts or hypnotizes your friends to become superstar rappers, Spidey is ready for those who dare to be mesmerized! This family friendly show will begin at 7:30pm in Somsen Auditorium.

10am: Trolley Rides of Winona

At 10am, a trolley will leave from Minne Hall parking lot. The cost is $10.00/person. Contact Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101 for reservations.

10am-5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona, will be open 10am-5pm. Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.

10am-6pm: Apple Orchards Open

There are several apple orchards in the Winona are that will be open during September: 

11am: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 11am, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. The cost is $5.00/person. Email boat@winona.edu to make reservations.

11am-1pm: Brunch

Brunch will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall from 11am-1pm. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.50.

1pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. UM-Duluth

At 1pm, WSU Women's Soccer team will play against UM-Duluth at the Winona State Stadium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.

1-7pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities

From 1-7pm, families can partake in outdoor activities such as canoeing and kayaking at Lake Park Lodge at East Lake Winona. The cost is $5.00/person.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner

Dinner will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall from 4:30-6:30pm. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.50.