Spirit Week Activities

Spirit Week is a tradition for students with fun events that let us connect as a campus community and celebrate being a Warrior. 

Enjoy the Events

Be sure channel your flannel with official Homecoming merchandise!

Medallion Hunt

Clues Shared Daily on WSU Homecoming Social Media Channels

A medallion will be hidden somewhere on campus property. Although it won’t be in plain sight, it will not be under any fixed/permanent structure or in anything where property would be damaged to find it.

Clues will be given daily Oct. 9-13 on the WSU Homecoming Events Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat until it is found.

If you find the medallion, turn it in to Tracy Rahim (Kryzsko Commons 125) and show your student ID to receive a $50 gift certificate. 

Contact Homecoming Medallion Hunt Chair Nia Ramsey at nia.ramsey@go.winona.edu with any questions.

Sunset Hike on Sugarloaf

5-7pm | Gazebo, Sugarloaf

Join the OERC staff on a hike of Sugarloaf to see the beautiful vistas surrounding Winona.

Transportation provided every 20-30 minutes from the Gazebo.

Channel the Flannel Live Music & S’mores

6:30-8:30pm | Kryzsko Fire Feature Patio (weather dependent)

Come hang out and enjoy an evening of live music, a variety of s’more options, and fun to get in the spirit of Homecoming!

There’s also a baked potato bar for the first 100 students.

Get a sneak preview of some of the Winona State’s Got Talent Show contestants and meet the Homecoming Court.

Homecoming Coronation & Winona State’s Got Talent Show

7:30pm | Somsen Auditorium

Come watch the finalists for Winona State’s Got Talent Show and vote on who will be crowned Homecoming royalty.

Channel your Inner Lumberjack (Axe Throwing)

1-5pm | Courtyard (weather dependent)

Test your luck at axe throwing in one of the mobile axe throwing units provided by Winona Axe & Arcade. Instructors will be on site to help you become an expert lumberjack!

Tote Bag Decorating

12-3pm: Gazebo

Decorate your own canvas bag with your original artwork or use a variety of stencils available. Fun fall snacks also provided.

If inclement weather, Tote Bag Decorating will be moved to the SLC Atrium.

Chalk the Walk Sidewalk Art Competition

12-4pm | Gazebo 

Bring your inner Van Gogh, Picasso, or Pollack to decorate the campus sidewalks for Homecoming Week and maybe win a prize!

The Homecoming Court will judge all submissions and a People’s Choice Award will be selected by our social media fans.

An Evening with Logan Henderson of Big Time Rush

7pm | Kryzsko Ballroom

The Warrior Entertainment Network presents a moderated Q&A and acoustic performance by Logan Henderson of Big Time Rush.

WSU students must show their WSU student ID at the door.

Purchase tickets today!

Club Fair

11am-1:30pm | Gazebo

Stop by the Homecoming Club Fair to join a club or support them in their fundraising efforts.

If inclement weather, the Club Fair will be moved to Kryzsko Commons.

Pep Fest

11am-1:30pm | Gazebo

The annual Homecoming Pep Fest will take place alongside the Club and features:

  • Free Walking Tacos
  • Updates from the fall athletes and coaches about their seasons
  • Introduction of the Homecoming Royalty and Court
  • Performances by the WSU Pep Band, WSU Dance Team, and WSU Cheer Team
  • Contests and activities with great prizes

Wear all your favorite flannel to “Channel Your Flannel” and get in the Homecoming spirit.

If inclement weather, the Pep Fest will be moved to the Student Activity Center in Kryzsko Commons.

Contact Pep Fest Chair Shanila Rahman Khan at shanilarahman.khan@go.winona.edu with any questions.

Wazoo’s Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt

7pm: SLC Atrium

Grab a team of 4 people to beat the clock as you race to find a series of items in Wazoo’s Amazing Race.

Great snacks and prizes are on the line!

Homecoming Parade

10am | Huff St.

Don’t miss the annual Homecoming Parade!

WSU’s clubs, departments, and residence halls will be showing off their Warrior pride with their floats.

Community organizations will also be a part of the parade.

Warrior Game Day Experience

11-2pm | Johnson Street and the IWC Parking Lot

Get pumped up before the WSU Warrior football and volleyball games. There will be food trucks, live music, and other activities to enjoy.

One hour before game time, the Warrior Walk will parade down Johnson Street to the stadium to cheer on the Warrior football team and wish them good luck.

Contact Homecoming Committee

For questions about the Spirit Week Activities, contact co-chairs: 

Sophia Wescott
Student Homecoming Chair
Email Homecoming Chair
Tracy Rahim
Associate Director of Student Activities

Kryzsko Commons 125


Email Tracy Rahim