Parents & Families
Your child is starting college, but you never stop being a parent. At WSU, we want to work with you to help your student reach their goals.
As your student transitions into greater and greater independence, your role as a parent certainly changes but doesn’t diminish.
Parents are an important influence as they support their student’s success, stay connected, and encourage them to take advantage of the many resources Winona State University has to offer.
Once your student is admitted, come to campus for a Choose WSU Admitted Student Day where you can get more info what the Warrior Life is all about.
Your student can sign up for this event through their My Warrior Life Portal.
Attending college presents many financial decisions for both you and your student.
We have resources and tools to help you make sense of your options and make informed choices while your student attends WSU.
WSU offers a variety of campus housing options in Winona from traditional residence halls to suite-style living and apartments.
There is no campus housing located in Rochester.
It’s best to apply for housing as soon as possible to have more choices for room assignments.
The room selection and roommate request processes are completed in your student’s Housing Portal.
Students typically move into their residence halls in late August prior to the start of Fall semester.
More details will be announced in your student’s Housing Portal as Move-In Day decisions are finalized.
WSU counselor Mick Lynch offers advice to help your student find their way at WSU.
Here are a few ways you can stay up to date on WSU news, events, and deadlines as well as stay connected with your student while they’re attending college.
Check the academic calendar for dates and deadlines related to registration, billing, holiday breaks, and more.
Follow WSU on social media to see more about life at our campuses.
Mark your calendar for Family Weekend. It’s the perfect time to come back to campus and see how your student is settling into college life.
Plan to celebrate Homecoming with your student and show your Warrior Pride together.
Sign up for the WSU Alert system to stay in the loop in case of severe weather and emergencies on campus and in the local area.
You’re proud of their achievements but perhaps sad to see them all grown up and worried about whether they’ll be okay at college.
You can connect with other parents of WSU students on the WSU Family Facebook Page.
There are also resources to help you navigate the transition to being the parent of a college student.