WSU Family Weekend September 18-20, 2015

WSU Family Weekend

September 23-25, 2016

Family Weekend 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. To get a sense of the types of activities that are typically held during Family Weekend, check out last year's schedule below!

Family Weekend Housing

Tau Center - 451 Hilbert St., Winona

As of September 6, the Tau Center has been filled. If you cannot find a hotel room available in the Winona area, we suggest checking in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to area hotels, families are welcome to stay at the Tau Center on WSU’s West Campus September 23 and 24. The rate is $15/person/night including linens, which will be charged to the WSU student account.

2016 Schedule of Events

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

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily or message your picture to WSU's Facebook by Monday, Sept. 26. You also can Snapchat your photos to winonastateu. WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos on the university's Facebook page.

Each photo entered into the contest equals one chance entered to win a cool prize, so the more spots you visit and take a family photo at, the better your odds are! The winner will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 28 on WSU’s Facebook page. Learn more about the contest, including iconic locations.

Events


8am - 4pm: Paul Watkins Art Gallery Exhibit

Come to Watkins Hall to check out the digital works exhibit by Dene Grigar from Washington State University Vancouver.


8am - 5pm: WSU Bookstore Open


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona.  Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center, located at 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987. Visit this world-class interpretive center and see live eagles up close during one of the live eagle programs offered at 11am, 1pm, or 3pm daily.


10am - 6pm: Apple Orchards Open

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


4 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities

Families can rent equipment such as canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards, liberty boats, and bikes at the Lake Lodge Center on East Lake Winona. The cost is $15.00/person for a year-round membership.


4:30 - 7:30pm: Dinner

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


5 - 8pm: Annual Bratwurst Get-Together

Join the faculty of the Political Science, Public Administration, and Ethnic Studies department for this fun social gathering at Holzinger Lodge located at 925 W. Lake Blvd., Winona. Contact Dr. Fredrick Lee at flee@winona.edu with questions.


7pm: Bonfire & Yard Games

The Catholic Newman Center, located across the street from campus at 475 Huff Street, will host a bonfire and yard games for families to enjoy.


7:30pm: Evening Family Entertainment with Illusionist Kid Ace 

Join us in Somsen Auditorium for this unique blend of illusion, comedy and modern style. Kid Ace's magic has taken on a life of its own as it has been witnessed in seven countries throughout four continents. It has captivated a wide spectrum of audiences including some of the world's top corporations and highest profile celebrities including Madonna, Seal, Wyclef Jean and more.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily or message your picture to WSU's Facebook by Monday, Sept. 26. You also can Snapchat your photos to winonastateu. WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos on the university's Facebook page.

Each photo entered into the contest equals one chance entered to win a cool prize, so the more spots you visit and take a family photo at, the better your odds are! The winner will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 28 on WSU’s Facebook page. Learn more about the contest, including iconic locations.

Events


7:30am - 12pm: Winona Farmers Market

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.


9am - 5pm: WSU Bookstore Open


10am: Pointour Historic Walking Tour

Take a tour from the only 5-star walking tour provider offering a complete look into the incredible buildings, storied past and (sometimes famous) people of downtown Winona. The cost is $15/person with kids age 13 and under free. Tours begin from the Winona County History Center at 160 Johnson St., Winona. Please make reservations by calling 507.459.2938 or visiting www.pointourwinona.com.


10am: Guided Tour of Winona

A guided bus tour will leave from the Minne Hall parking lot for a 1.5 hour tour of Winona. The cost is $10.00/person. This tour has filled.


10am - 3pm: Paul Watkins Art Gallery Exhibit

Come to Watkins Hall to check out the digital works exhibit by Dene Grigar from Washington State University Vancouver.


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona. Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center, located at 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987. Visit this world-class interpretive center and see live eagles up close during one of the live eagle programs offered at 11am, 1pm, or 3pm daily.


10am - 6pm: Apple Orchards Open

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


11am - 1pm: Family Weekend Rest Stop & On-Campus Housing Open House

Enjoy a mid-day 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. We will also have information for on-campus housing options available for 2017-2018. Tours of Kirkland Hall and the East Lake Apartments will be offered, as well as unique spaces such as single rooms and suites in the Quad, Sheehan Hall, and Lourdes Hall.


11am - 1pm: Brunch

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


11am - 4pm: Rock Climbing at the WSU Climbing Center

Due to this week's rain which has made the trail unsafe, rock climbing at the Sugarloaf has been cancelled. However, students and families are invited to climb for free at the WSU Climbing Center in Wabasha Hall (351 Lafayette Street). You will not want to miss this opportunity to climb on one of the largest university climbing walls in the Midwest!


11am & 12:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


12pm: Guided Tour of Winona

A guided bus tour will leave from the Minne Hall parking lot for a 1.5 hour tour of Winona. The cost is $10.00/person. This tour has filled.


1pm: RunnerUp Comedy Improv

Join WSU's RunnerUp Comedy Improv Troupe in the DMB Blackbox Theatre in the Performing Arts Center for a show that will be filled with laughter, fun, and unexpected twists!


1:30pm: Pointour Historic Walking Tour

Take a tour from the only 5-star walking tour provider offering a complete look into the incredible buildings, storied past and (sometimes famous) people of downtown Winona. The cost is $15/person with kids age 13 and under free. Tours begin from the Winona County History Center at 160 Johnson St., Winona. Please make reservations by calling 507.459.2938 or visiting www.pointourwinona.com.


1 - 3pm: Hiking & Biking Around Winona

The Housing & Residence Life Department will share maps and information on area hiking and biking trails at the Garvin Heights Look-out. Light refreshments will also be served.


1 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities

Families can rent equipment such as canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards, liberty boats, and bikes at the Lake Lodge Center on East Lake Winona. The cost is $15.00/person for a year-round membership.


2pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


2pm: Health Hustle Family Weekend 5K Walk/Run

WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates host this annual walk/run in support of the advocates' health and wellness activities at the WSU Alumni Gazebo. Registration begins at 2pm and the race begins at 3pm. Pre-registration fee by Sept. 1st: $18 (includes t-shirt). On-site registration fee: $20 (t-shirt not guaranteed).  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 or healthpromotion@winona.edu with any questions.


3:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


4pm: Guided Tour of Winona

A guided bus tour will leave from the Minne Hall parking lot for a 1.5 hour tour of Winona. The cost is $10.00/person. This tour has filled.


4:30pm: Family BBQ at the Catholic Newman Center

The Catholic Newman Center, located across the street from campus at 475 Huff Street, is hosting a BBQ for families to enjoy.


4:30 - 7:30pm: 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 $8.15.


5:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


7:30pm: Family Entertainment with rePercussion

Join us in Somsen Auditorium as rePercussion goes beyond drumming, blending sight, sound, and comedy to stage an intensely entertaining, mind-blowing yet customizable experience. Blurring the lines between electronic music, drum line, rock, and slapstick, these artists uniquely combine drumming, comedy and crowd interaction. Each show is one-of-a-kind, perfectly tailored to the audience through performer-audience interactions. Crowds quickly get engaged, creating a lasting impression!

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily or message your picture to WSU's Facebook by Monday, Sept. 26. You also can Snapchat your photos to winonastateu. WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos on the university's Facebook page.

Each photo entered into the contest equals one chance entered to win a cool prize, so the more spots you visit and take a family photo at, the better your odds are! The winner will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 28 on WSU’s Facebook page. Learn more about the contest, including iconic locations.

Events


10am: Trolley Rides of Winona

A trolley will leave from the Minne Hall parking lot for a 1.5 hour tour of Winona. The cost is $10.00/person. This tour has filled.


10am: Pointour Historic Walking Tour

Take a tour from the only 5-star walking tour provider offering a complete look into the incredible buildings, storied past and (sometimes famous) people of downtown Winona. The cost is $15/person with kids age 13 and under free. Tours begin from the Winona County History Center at 160 Johnson St., Winona. Please make reservations by calling 507.459.2938 or visiting www.pointourwinona.com.


10am - 3pm: Paul Watkins Art Gallery Exhibit

Come to Watkins Hall to check out the digital works exhibit by Dene Grigar from Washington State University Vancouver.


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona. Stop by and take in masterpieces by Monet, Renoir and others.


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center, located at 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987. Visit this world-class interpretive center and see live eagles up close during one of the live eagle programs offered at 11am, 1pm, or 3pm daily.


10am - 6pm: Apple Orchards Open

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


10:30am: Family Worship at the Lutheran Campus Center

All families are invited to a worship service at the Lutheran Campus Center located across from campus at 451 Huff Street. Coffee and fellowship starts at 10:30, the service will start at 11am and lunch will follow at 12pm. For questions, contact Pastor Corrine at pastorcorrine@gmail.com or 507.452.8316.


11am: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


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.


12:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Due to the amount of rain received this week, it is unsafe to take the Cal Fremling out on the river for Family Weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. An email has been sent to all people who made advanced reservations and refunds are being issued. If you have any questions, please email boat@winona.edu.


1pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. Augustana College 

The WSU Women's Soccer team will play Augustana College at Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.


1:30pm: Pointour Historic Walking Tour

Take a tour from the only 5-star walking tour provider offering a complete look into the incredible buildings, storied past and (sometimes famous) people of downtown Winona. The cost is $15/person with kids age 13 and under free. Tours begin from the Winona County History Center at 160 Johnson St., Winona. Please make reservations by calling 507.459.2938 or visiting www.pointourwinona.com.


1 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities

Families can rent equipment such as canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards, liberty boats, and bikes at the Lake Lodge Center on East Lake Winona. The cost is $15.00/person for a year-round membership.


4:30 - 7:30pm: Dinner

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