Get Ready for What's Next

Take the Next Step to Become a Warrior

Congrats, Future Warrior!

We can't wait for you to join us on campus in the fall. You are going to have a great time learning new skills, exploring your limits and getting to know interesting people.

Still wondering if you got in? Check myWSU to find out if you've been accepted!

International students should take their next steps to prepare for arriving on campus. Adult students have a specific set of next steps for their needs as well.

Keep an Eye on Important Dates

There are many deadlines to keep track of as you prepare to arrive on campus. Here's a breakdown of important dates for new students.

Psst, Parents & Families!

Your student wouldn't have made it this far without your support. Here's how you can continue to help your student as they start the next stage of their lives at WSU.

Sign Up for Virtual Choose WSU Admitted Student Days

Once you're admitted, sign up for a Virtual Choose WSU Admitted Student Day which will be held on these upcoming Fridays:

  • December 4
  • January 22
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • April 23

This event puts you at the center of the Winona State universe, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get more information on all that WSU has to offer:

  • Get insider info about the housing application and room selection process
  • Dig deep into your financial aid opportunities and what our eWarrior tech program has to offer 
  • Hear all about our academic and extracurricular opportunities direct from our faculty and current students
  • Learn about your next steps as an admitted student
  • Wrap up your day with a virtual tour of our campus and res halls

If you have any remaining questions after all of this, we’ll connect you to the right people.

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA is your friend. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the main step you take to apply for financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA starting Oct. 1— the earlier the better!—and before May 15.

You'll automatically be considered for some scholarships with your application to WSU. But there are many more you can apply for such as:

  • Academic department scholarships
  • Talent-based scholarships
  • WSU Foundation scholarships

Explore all your options for financial aid and make a plan for how you'll pay for college.

Let's Figure Out FAFSA

Secure Your Crib

Apply for housing and submit your $250 deposit to lock down your spot in the residence halls.

An earlier application gets you an earlier spot in the room selection process.

The sooner you send in your housing deposit, the more likely you'll get your top choice.

Connect with Your Classmates

Join the Class of 2025 Facebook Group and get to know your new friends. We've also got a Facebook group just for transfer students

Say hi, drop your Snap handles and make plans to meet IRL when you arrive on campus.

And no need to contain your excitement about becoming a Warrior.

Use  #WinonaBound on Instagram to let fellow Warriors know you're on your way to WSU.

Visit WSU Again (Maybe Go Off the Map)

Our tour guides would love to show you around campus again.

Come back, see WSU in a different season and picture yourself here as a real WSU student.

If you're feeling adventurous, go explore Winona on your own!

Attend Registration & Choose Your Laptop

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all registration events are now in an online format. Visit the June Registration website to learn more.

It gets real at registration. This day-long event has everything you need to get started in the fall.

  • Get academic advising to build your class schedule
  • Take your ID photo
  • Choose your laptop
  • Learn about campus resources

Watch your inbox for an invite to sign up for your day!

Get ready for Registration Day with these 5 tips from current students.
Pro Tips for Registration Day

Welcome to Your Warrior Life

You’ve made a great choice in choosing WSU. There's nothing better than that Warrior Life (if we do say so ourselves)

We've got sports—both to play and watch.

We've got beautiful bluffs and tons of outdoor rec.

We've got all the support you need to succeed on an academic, physical and mental level.

See all you've got to experience with WSU Social Media and get excited for next fall!

Share that You're a #WinonaBound Graduate

Here's a few ideas about how to decorate your grad cap and celebrate in WSU style.