WSU Family Weekend 2013

September 20-22, 2013

Family Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with your loved ones! 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 by the end of the summer.

Friday, September 20 

8:00-4:00pm: Faculty & Student Art Shows (Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall)

8:00-5:00pm: WSU Bookstore open (Kryzsko Commons)

9:00-5:00pm: Winona County History Center Open (160 Johnson St., Winona)

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

2:00-5:00pm: WSU Wellness Fair (Integrated Wellness Center Atrium)
Learn about the seven dimensions of wellness that WSU encompasses in the campus community through different community organizations and campus entities that will be present.

4:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person.

4:00pm: Simulation in Nursing Education at WSU (Stark 304)
Come experience a "real life" emergency situation in the Department of Nursing's Simulation Center. Presented by nursing faculty, students and Sim Man.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons Only)
Student meal plan or $8.69.

5:30pm: Chemistry Club Picnic for Chemistry Majors & Alumni (Lion's Shelter, East Lake Winona)
Please RSVP to wsuchemclub@gmail.com by Sept. 18. All family members welcome.

7:30pm: Evening Family Entertainment with Midwest Dueling Pianos (Somsen Auditorium)
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.

Saturday, September 21

7:30-12:00pm: "College Day" at the Winona Farmers Market (Main Street & 2nd Street, Winona)

Farmer's Market vendors will offer prizes and specials for our local college students. There will also be live music! The Winona Farmer’s Market 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.

8:00-5:00pm: WSU Bookstore open (Kryzsko Commons)

8:00am: Run for the WELL of It 5k Walk/Run (Jaycees Pavillion, East Lake Winona)
WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates host the 3rd annual walk/run in support of the advocates' health and wellness activities. Admission: $20 (includes a t-shirt). Registration begins at 8:00am, race begins at 9:00am. Contact Shawnessy Mohawk with questions.

9:00am: 30th Annual WSU Foundation Scholarship Recognition Breakfast (McCown Fieldhouse)
By invitation only. Contact 
WSU Scholarships or 507-457-5020 with questions.

9:30-11:30am: Family Weekend Continental Breakfast (East Hall/Solarium, Kryzsko Commons)
Enjoy some breakfast treats, enter a drawing for family prizes, and get a family portrait taken by some of our student photographers. WSU's Career Services & Warrior Success Center will also be hosting two information sessions for families during the Continental Breakfast:

  • 9:45-10:30am: Networking Works--Really!  Enjoy an interactive session where you will experience first-hand the phrase, “it’s who you know”, and learn a bit about the premiere, professional networking site – LinkedIn!  Something for both parents and students.
  • 10:30-11:15am: How Can the Warrior Success Center Help my Child Succeed? Come learn about the academic and career resources that your child can utilize through the Warrior Success Center during their journey here at WSU!

10:00-3:00pm: Faculty & Student Art Shows (Watkins Gallery & Weber Gallery, Watkins Hall)

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

10:00 & 10:30am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101
for reservations. $10.00/person.

11:00-1:00pm: Brunch (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.18.

11:00am: Women's Rugby match vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, 1250 Homer Rd., Winona)

11:30am: Tailgate Party (Outside Verizon Wireless Stadium) $5.00/person.

12:00-4:00pm: Winona County History Center open (160 Johnson St., Winona)

1:00-4:00pm: Hiking & Biking Around Winona (Sheehan Hall turn-around)
The Housing & Residence Life Department will share maps and information on area hiking and biking trails at the Sheehan Hall turn-around. Refreshments will also be served at the top of the Garvin Heights look-out.

1:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person.

1:00pm: Football Game vs. Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Verizon Wireless Stadium)

1:00 & 1:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact
Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

3:00-5:00pm: Rock Climbing at Sugarloaf (West Burns Valley Rd., Winona)
Climb Winona's most iconic feature: the Sugarloaf. Join the WSU Outdoor Education Recreation Center staff for some enjoyable rock climbing with amazing views of Winona and the Mississippi River Valley. No experience necessary. $10.00/person. Meet at the parking area at Sugarloaf on West Burns Valley Rd., Winona. Please pre-register by contacting the OERC or 507-457-2620.

4:00 & 4:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

4:30-6:30pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.69.

5:00pm: Volleyball Game vs. Concordia University (McCown Fieldhouse)

7:00-10:00pm: Public Night at the WSU Observatory (Minne Hall Rooftop)
Dr. Jennifer Anderson and the WSU Astronomy Club will assist you in observations of Saturn, Venus, the Moon, and other Deep Sky objects. **WEATHER DEPENDENT, PLEASE DRESS WARM. Please check https://twitter.com/WSUAstronomy after 5pm on Saturday for cancellation information. Contact Dr. Anderson with questions.

7:30pm: Evening Family Entertainment "The Norman Magic Experience" (Somsen Auditorium)
Audience members read each other's minds, win cash prizes and get to experience the magic first hand. Every single audience member also gets to experience magic in their own hands from their own seat!

Sunday, September 22 

10:00-5:00pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum open (800 Riverview Dr., Winona)

10:00-6:00pm: Area Apple Orchards Open

10:00am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Leave from Minne Hall parking lot)
Contact Clarence Russell or 507-429-9101 for reservations. $10.00/person.

11:00-12:30pm: Canoeing/Kayaking the Mississippi River Backwaters (Prairie Island Boat Landing/Spillway, Prairie Island Rd., Winona)
The backwaters of the Mississippi River are an amazing interconnected system of small rivers and sloughs. Let the WSU Outdoor Education Recreation Center staff lead you through one of our best paddling trails, Blackbird Slough. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. $10.00/person. Meet at the Prairie Island Boat Landing/Spillway on Prairie Island Rd., Winona. Please pre-register by contacting the OERC or 507-457-2620.

11:00-1:00pm: Brunch Featuring a Station of Foods from Southeast Minnesota (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.18.

12:00-4:00pm: Winona County History Center open (160 Johnson St., Winona)

1:00-7:00pm: Canoeing, Kayaking and Lake Lodge Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona) $5.00/person.

4:30-6:45pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Dining Hall)
Student meal plan or $8.69.

Check out additional activities taking place in the residence halls all weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For general questions about Family Weekend, please contact:

Tracy Rahim, Associate Director of Student Activities & Leadership

studentactivities@winona.edu