WSU Family Weekend September 18-20, 2015

WSU Family Weekend 2015

September 18-20, 2015

Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 18-20, 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.

2015 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: #WarriorFamilyPride

There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. The challenge is to get creative: Gather two or more family members and make a WSU "W". Post your snaps to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the #WarriorFamilyPride. WSU will repost your "W" photos on the university's Facebook page for voting. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize. Contact Mollee Sheehan at msheehan@winona.edu for questions.


Events


8am-5pm: WSU Bookstore Open


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: 


3pm: Respiratory Distress!

What happens when someone comes in with an asthmatic crisis? What do we do? Find out by attending a simulated learning experience in the Department of Nursing’s Simulation Center in Stark 304.


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 $10.00/person for a year-round membership.


4:30-6:30pm: Dinner

Dinner will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.15.


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 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 be held in Somsen Auditorium.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamilyPride

There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. The challenge is to get creative: Gather two or more family members and make a WSU "W". Post your snaps to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the #WarriorFamilyPride. WSU will repost your "W" photos on the university's Facebook page for voting. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize. Contact Mollee Sheehan at msheehan@winona.edu for questions.


Events


7am: Winona Rotary Ride the Ridges Bicycle Tour

Choose one of four routes ranging from 18 to 100 miles that wind through some of the most scenic areas of southeast Minnesota. All routes include rest stops and sag support. Early registration runs through Sept. 1: $25 for 18-mile route and $35 for other routes which includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, rider support, refreshments at rest stops, and a meal voucher ($7.50 value). Showers available for small fee. Late registration runs Sept. 2-19: $30/$40 with no guarantee of shirt sizes. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Go to http://www.ridetheridges.info/ for information and registration. The tour begins at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (1250 Homer Rd., Winona) with an open start beginning at 7am. 


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-6pm: WSU Bookstore Open

Check out the sales on your favorite WSU gear. There will also be some Purple Pass give-aways throughout the day! 


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. Make advanced reservations by contacting Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101.


10am-12pm: 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 2016-2017. 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.


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: Family Indoor Rock Climbing

Check out WSU's new climbing center in the Wabasha Recreation Center which is one of the largest university climbing walls in the Midwest. Family members pay just $5.00 when accompanied by a WSU student. 


10am-6pm: Apple Orchards Open

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


10:30am-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 $8.15.


1pm: Women's Soccer Game vs. Wayne State College

The WSU Women's Soccer team will Wayne State College at Warrior Stadium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.


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. Make advanced reservations by going to www.winona.edu/boat/reservations.asp.


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. Make advanced reservations by contacting Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101. 


1-4pm: 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 $10.00/person for a year-round membership.


2pm: Run for the WELL of It 5K Walk/Run

WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates host the 5th 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. 10: $15 (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 as well.


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. Make advanced reservations by going to www.winona.edu/boat/reservations.asp.


4pm: Women's Volleyball Game vs. Concordia University

The Women's Volleyball Team plays Concordia University in McCown Gymnasium. Visit Warrior Athletics for ticket information.


4pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 4pm, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. Make advanced reservations by going to www.winona.edu/boat/reservations.asp.


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. Make advanced reservations by contacting Clarence Russell at clarence@trestertrolley.com or 507.429.9101.


4:30-6:00pm: 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.


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. 


5:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

At 5:30pm, the Cal Fremling will leave from the Johnson Street Dock at Levee Park. The cost is $5.00/person. Make advanced reservations by going to www.winona.edu/boat/reservations.asp.


7:30pm: Family Entertainment by Sean Bott, a Comedy Mentalist

Although most of Sean's mentalist feats are awesome, it is his comedic timing, improvisational skills, and his hilarious character voices that win audiences over. The LA Times describes him as "a crazy mix between Jack Black and Criss Angel. AMAZING!" This family friendly show will begin at 7:30pm in Somsen Auditorium.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamilyPride

There will be plenty of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. The challenge is to get creative: Gather two or more family members and make a WSU "W". Post your snaps to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the #WarriorFamilyPride. WSU will repost your "W" photos on the university's Facebook page for voting. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize. Contact Mollee Sheehan at msheehan@winona.edu for questions.


Events

10am: Family Paddling on the Mississippi River Backwaters

Come experience one of the best things that makes living in the Winona area special from the viewpoint of a canoe or kayak. This adventure will leave from the Prairie Island Boat Landing. Make advanced reservations by emailing OERC@winona.edu or calling 507.457.2940. The cost is $10.00/person.


10am: Trolley Rides of Winona

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


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: 


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.


10:30am-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 $8.15.


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. Make advanced reservations by going to www.winona.edu/boat/reservations.asp.


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

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


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 $10.00/person for a year-round membership.


4:30-6:45pm: Dinner

Dinner will be held in Kryzsko Commons & Lourdes Hall. The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.15.