Student Resources

Distance learning students at Winona State University receive the same quality of support as on-ground students, just in a different way. We believe at WSU that students thrive best when they have resources at their fingertips and people to rely on when they need assistance. All of our traditional student services have been modified for the online learner so you can focus on what is most important to you and not on hunting down answers or support.

As you begin your educational journey with Winona State, you re bound to have a lot of questions. Please review our Online orientation to get some of your initial questions answered. There are a number of resources that you will be introduced to to help you be successful.

The Warrior Hub holds the answers to your questions regarding Financial Aid, student records and registration, academic policies, student account services, academic deadlines, graduation and much more.

Have a pressing question or need a resource referral? Ask WSU or Live Chat to get answers quickly day or night.

A Warrior ID card provides physical proof that you are a student at a WSU. Many businesses in your local community may offer a student discount with proof of a student ID. Even large retailers like Amazon offer huge savings for students.

Getting your Warrior ID card is easy. Once you've been admitted and have an active registration, simply fill out the Distance Learner ID Card request form and then watch your mailbox.

The Darrell W. Krueger Library is the center of research, discovery, and creative output at Winona State University with a mission to provide the WSU community with the information resources and services they need in an easily accessible online environment.

Course Placement Information Students are placed in their initial English, math, and foreign language courses based upon their previous coursework or ACT/SAT scores. If you have not taken the ACT/SAT or are interested in increasing your initial course placement, you are eligible for Accuplacer Testing.

The Warrior Success Center provides free and accessible services and resources for student success, including individualized online advising and helping deciding students identify majors and careers that are best suited to their unique interests, strengths and goals.

Tutoring Services helps students meet their academic goals via online resources and/or face-to-face tutoring options. To connect with Tutoring Services call 507.457.5680, email tutoringservices@winona.edu, or visit the Library room 220.

The WSU Writing Center can be accessed in person or over the phone Monday - Thursday 9am-6pm and Fridays 9am-2pm. They offer free, individualized instruction in all forms and disciplines during any stage of writing, reading or research.

Access Tutor.com through your D2L portal for free online tutoring around the clock. In addition to having tutors available in a wide variety of subject areas, Tutor.com will also allow you to submit papers for feedback and review, take practice quizzes, and much more. WSU provides several other online resources as well.

Access Services are available to help students succeed. If you need testing or other accommodations, make arrangements well in advance by contacting Access Services at ds@winona.edu, 507.457.5878 (phone), 507.457.2957 (fax), or Minnesota Relay Service dial 7-1-1.

Between the vast resources available through the WSU Technology Knowledge Base and Lynda, as well as the dedicated support of our Technical Support Center, most tech and online learning tool questions can be addressed to keep you comfortable and productive in your online courses.

New students that choose not to participate in the eWarrior Digital Life & Learning program, should make sure they are ready to jump into online learning with their current computer and internet specifications.

Some tools that may be especially important for online students to learn early on include D2L Brightspace, Adobe Connect and Mediaspace.

Adult & Continuing Education offers post-traditional credit and non-credit students support with navigating options, adjusting to college as an adult, information regarding credit for prior learning and more.

WSU strives to recognize learning that students may have acquired outside of the traditional classroom. Credit for Prior Learning is especially important for students that come to us with established, but unaccounted for learning.

Health & Wellness Services provides proactive physical and mental health care to Winona State University on campus and via distance.

Counseling Services offers a range of mental health services designed to enhance student growth and success. Each member of their professional staff is trained in developmental issues and clinical concerns common to college students.

The Inclusion & Diversity Office is committed to cultural diversity and supports the building of an inclusive community through co-curricular education, community outreach, acceptance, and respect of issues related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, beliefs, ability levels, economic status, sexual identity, gender identity and religion.

Opportunities to make social connections and create a peer support network are also made available so that classmates of today can make lifetime connections that can be relied upon years after graduation.