Changes to Department Operations

If a department is not listed here, it assumed to be operating under normal hours and providing services as usual.

Please note that WSU has begun locking all exterior doors of buildings on the Winona Campus, except Kryzsko, on a 24/7 basis.

Staff and students will continue to have access to academic buildings, as they always have, by using their WSU ID to enter buildings at doors equipped with ID card readers.

Classes will resume Monday, March 30. Face-to-face classes will use alternative modes of delivery such as online formats. Specifics will be coming from individual instructors.

Internships, clinicals, practicums and student teaching will continue so long as the work site is open.


College of Business

The College of Business staff are working remotely from 8am-4pm.

If you have questions, please email kvogen@winona.edu or call 507.514.5014 to leave a voicemail. Staff will respond within 24 hours.

Be sure to check your WSU email for future announcements.


College of Education

The College of Education staff are working remotely from 8am-4pm.

If you have questions, please contact the departments directly. You can expect a response within four hours during regular business hours.

Be sure to check your WSU email and D2L for future announcements.


College of Liberal Arts

The office of the College of Liberal Arts is staffed and remains open from 7:30am-4pm. However, many staff are working remotely.

If you have questions, you can email cla@winona.edu or call 507.457.5017. Or, you can contact the departments directly.

Be sure to check your WSU email for future announcements.


College of Nursing & Health Sciences

The office for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will remain open from 7:30am-4pm and provide all usual services.


College of Science & Engineering

The office for the College of Science & Engineering will be staffed virtually.

Please see the college website for office contact information.

The WSU Admissions team is primarily working remotely and keeping normal business hours. Students and families are welcome to reach out with questions:

Daily Visits

While on-campus daily visits and Saturday visits are cancelled, you can take a virtual tour of WSU and join a virtual Admissions presentation

See all your options for visiting WSU virtually.


Registration and Other Events

If you signed up for an Early Registration event, you will still be able to connect with an advisor and register for classes. Students should check their email for details and next steps.

Choose WSU Days have been cancelled.

The WSU Adult & Continuing team is primarily working remotely and keeping normal business hours.

We are here to help adult learners and local businesses with any of their training needs – even at a distance.

For any questions, please contact us via email at continuingeducation@winona.edu.

The NCAA, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and Winona State Athletics continue to monitor and work through logistics for fall intercollegiate sport competition.

Warrior Athletic staff are anticipating that on-campus recruiting and voluntary summer workouts will resume in mid-June. Fall sports competition schedules have been adjusted to meet the new NCAA standards, and are available on our website. Please check schedule pages often for updates as they occur.

The NCAA and NSIC will have guidelines on fall practice start dates by July 1. Classes are scheduled to resume at WSU on August 24 as originally planned, we are preparing for fall sports to return in mid-August. Specific dates for each sport will be announced by July 1.

All June summer camps conducted by Winona State athletic programs are canceled. Warrior Athletics are still hoping that some camps in July will be available. Athletic offices remain closed at this time, but all athletic staff is available by email; visit our department website for the Warrior Athletics staff page.

The Business Office is working remotely and keeping normal business hours. The staff has limited access to the office, however.

Employees and students can reach staff members by email or chat via Teams.

The Campus Card Office staff are working remotely with occasional access to the office equipment.

At this time, we are only making replacement cards for faculty and staff who need to come to campus.

If you have questions about Purple Pass refunds, door access or replacement cards, please email campuscard@winona.edu or call 507.457.2480.


Purple Pass Refunds

Purple Pass funds never expire, so your balance will carry over to next semester.

If you are graduating or leaving WSU in Spring 2020, you can request a refund of your remaining Purple Pass funds.

Complete the Purple Pass Form (PDF) or email campuscard@winona.edu with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Warrior ID
  • Mailing Address
  • Contact phone number
  • Your friendly WSU e-mail address

You will get a refund check in the mail in about 10 days, or we can apply your Purple Pass balance to your remaining student tuition balance if you prefer.

The Facilities Office will remain open from 7am-3:30pm. Day-to-day work assignments will be adjusted as needed to respond to changing conditions.


Building Access

A WSU ID card will be required to access all buildings and facilities. Contact WSU Security at 507.457.5555 for assistance accessing buildings.


Campus Events

All events through May 1 are occurring online, via alternate means or have been cancelled.


Cleaning Practices

The WSU Facilities team is performing cleaning per CDC guidelines, with added attention to frequently touched surfaces such as:

  • Doorknobs/handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Faucets
  • Countertops
  • Security card readers

More frequent or additional cleaning may require shut down of some spaces on campus in order to reallocate maintenance staff and resources.

Employees and students are encouraged to wipe down keyboards, desk phones and other small items before each use.

Additional hand sanitizer stations are being installed in high-traffic areas. All hand sanitizer stations are being checked and refilled more frequently.


Mail Deliveries

There will not be mail deliveries to departments or buildings. Mail can be picked up at the Facilities Office during business hours.

If you have any questions, please contact mailroom@winona.edu.


Motor Pool Reservations

Motor Pool vehicle reservations have been suspended until further notice.

Student Union & Activities staff are working remotely from 8am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday. If you have questions, please email studentunion@winona.edu or call 507.547.5312.

Kryzsko Commons Student Union is closed until further notice.

Bookstore

The WSU Bookstore is closed.

You can still shop online for textbooks and other general merchandise. Orders will be processed as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions, please email wsubookstore@winona.edu. We will get a reply to you as quickly as we can.

All dining halls and retail dining areas are closed.

The office for Dining Services is also closed and you can contact the staff through the Dining Services website.


Dining Options for Fall 2020

Both residential dining halls will be open for service during the school year. We're also planning to open retail areas in Kryzsko Commons, Somsen Hall and Krueger Library including:

  • Zane’s (includes Panda Express, Starbucks, Burger 507, Sono, Freshens and SushiDo)
  • Somsen Café
  • Einstein's Coffee & Bagel

Health Services

Starting March 18, the Health Services will provide services via Telehealth Appointments on Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

On-site medical appointments are available as needed.

Please call ahead at 507.457.5160 to schedule a telehealth appointment or an on-site appointment.

For any questions regarding general health, COVID-19, or questions about self-isolation/quarantine, please call or email:

The Health Services team will be taking steps to reduce contact and promote social distancing. These steps include:

  • Having team members work on-site in shifts
  • Using telemedicine as appropriate
  • Using telecommunting as appropriate

Counseling Services

Although you may feel distant from our WSU community, you are not alone and we are still here to support you and your mental health during this challenging time.

The Counseling Services team is working remotely Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Beginning April 6, we'll be offering counseling appointments via Zoom and Microsoft teams. You'll be sent instructions and a meeting link prior to your scheduled appointment

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please email counselingservices@winona.edu or call 507.457.5330. Counseling Services staff will respond within one business day.

Housing Office

The Housing & Residence Life team will be working remotely Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Please email housing@winona.edu or call 507.457.5305 if you have any questions.


Residence Halls

Students living in university housing will receive the most current housing and dining information through their Housing and Dining Portal.

See the latest COVID-19 Housing Updates.

    The IWC Strength & Fitness Center is closed until further notice. The following activities have been suspended for the rest of the semester:

    • Fitness Classes
    • Intramurals
    • Rec Sports
    • Sports Club Council practice & play
    • Aquatics

    The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program will be cancelled until April 6.

    The Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise (Cancer Survivors Program) will also suspend meeting until April 7.

    Follow the IWC Facebook page for the latest updates. You can also email wellness@winona.edu for specific questions.


    Warrior Cupboard - Food Shelf for Students

    The Warrior Cupboard in IWC 130 is still open for students in need.

    Students can request access to the Warrior Cupboard by emailing wellness@winona.edu and include their StarID in the email.

    IWC staff can also help students fill out MN SNAP applications and connect them to other services in the community to help with food and housing insecurity.

    All library services are provided online. Patrons are encouraged to check our website and Facebook for updates.

    We created a guide that outlines our services moving forward and will serve as a base for library updates as this situation changes.


    Summer Building Hours

    The first floor of the Krueger Library is open to students for computers, printers, scanners, Wi-Fi, and study space during the summer. Summer hours will be:

    • Sunday: 1-9pm
    • Monday-Thursday: 12-9pm
    • Friday: 12-5pm
    • Saturday: Closed

    To access the library you will need your Winona State ID and use it via the keycard access point at the Front Door.

    The OERC will be closed following the guidelines in place by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.

    The OERC is a high-touch environment and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we will be closed until students are allowed to return to campus.

    WSU Security will be operating business as usual. However, response times may be delayed.


    WSU Shuttle & Vans

    The WSU Shuttle and Vans will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specific details related to COVID-19 restrictions or possible time adjustments will be updated and available in August, 2020.

    Building Access

    Except for Kryzsko Commons, the exterior doors of all buildings on the Winona Campus will be locked.

    Beginning at 6pm on April 8, all buildings on the Winona campus will be closed to students, except as noted below:

    • Baldwin Lounge - Kryzsko Commons will be open from 10am-6pm, seven days a week, for students who need to access wifi, printer, scanner, computers etc.
      • No other areas or services will be open or available
      • Enter at Door 9 (Minne Parking lot)
      • Your student ID/keycard will be required to gain entry
    • The Warrior Cupboard remains open, and students can request access to the space by emailing wellness@winona.edu with their StarID and name

    Some student employees will be allowed access to their workspace during their normal work hours. Supervisors will contact students by April 9 to inform them of their access and work status.

    Staff will continue to have access to academic buildings, as they always have, by using their WSU ID to enter buildings at various doors that are equipped with ID card readers.

    If emergency access to a Winona campus building is required, please contact Security at 507.457.5555.

    Please do not prop any doors open. If you see an exterior door that is not closing properly, please call Security at 507.457.5555 and identify the problem door so facilities can be notified.

    All areas in the Student Life & Development divisions have moved to working remotely Mondays-Fridays from 8am-4:30pm.

    You can find contact information for various offices below.


    Community Engagement


    Dean of Students


    Enrollment Management & Student Life


    Inclusion & Diversity


    Student Conduct & Citizenship

    Tech Support

    The Technical Support Center (TSC) remains an excellent resource during these transitional times. Support options include:


    TLT & Instructional Support

    TLT has moved all instructional support online exclusively with new support options for Faculty, Administrative Support & Non-Teaching Staff:


    Digital Learning Center

    The Digital Learning Center student support team offers online services:

    The Warrior Hub team will be working remotely Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

    For specific questions, contact the following:

    We'll use email and text for future announcements and also keep the Warrior Hub websites up to date.

    If you have a question but aren't sure how to get help, reach out to the Warrior Hub. Even if we don't know the answer, our staff can connect you to the right information, people or services.

    The Warrior Success Center team will be working remotely Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

    You can contact the Warrior Success Center by calling 507.457.5878 or emailing warrior_success_center@winona.edu.


    Tutoring Services

    All tutoring sessions, including those offered by the WSU Writing Center, will be online.

    Students can now sign up for an appointment with a WSU Tutor just 15 minutes in advance. These appointments with WSU tutors will not count against their Tutor.com online tutoring allotment.

    Tutoring Services appointments started on March 23 and Writing Center Appointments will start March 30.

    To access the WSU tutors, use TutorTrac to search for a tutor for your course. Click on an appointment time, and read your confirmation email with important information on how to connect online with your tutor.

    To access your 15 hours of professional 24/7 online tutors, log into your D2L homepage and scroll down to see the tutor.com link on the right hand side. Then click on Connect with a Tutor Now.


    TRIO Student Success Services

    The TRIO team will be working remotely Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

    If you have questions, please email nyang@winona.edu or call 507.457.5465.

    Starting March 18, the Children's Center is closed until further notice.

    Contact 507.457.2300 or email krsullivan@winona.edu to retrieve your child’s belongings from the Children’s Center on Tuesday or Friday morning between 8:30 – 9:30am.

    At this time you can also access the Emergency Shelf for basic needs. Diapers, wipes, personal care items, cleaning, and canned or boxed foods available to all Center families in need through August 2020.

    No Children's Center charges are being assessed at this time. However, families can continue to make a payment on their outstanding account balances.

    You can also call 507.457.2300 and 507.457.5368 between 8am – 4:30pm with any questions.

    We can provide childcare resources in the community and private student contact information for personal hire upon request.

    WSU-Rochester at RCTC

    The WSU-Rochester campus is co-located with Rochester Community and Technical College. See updates on RCTC's response to COVID-19 for info on campus facilities and services.

    The RCTC main campus will be open with limited access from 8am-4:30pm from Monday - Friday and closed on weekends.

    The only entrance point will be through the Atrium. This entrance will be monitored by RCTC personnel.

    Visitors will be asked to show a campus ID or provide an acceptable rationale for visiting before being allowed entry.

    All other entrances will be locked. Magnetic card access will be disabled.

    RCTC will continue to adjust hours and building access as necessary.


    WSU-Rochester on Broadway

    The WSU-Rochester Broadway Suite is closed. The Riverside Building doors will remain open from 7am–7pm.


    Student & Campus Services Office

    The WSU-Rochester Student & Campus Services office is currently closed, however staff are available if students need help.

    Please reach out to us by phone and email from Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm.


    Prospective Undergraduate and Prospective Graduate Students

    Please email WSURochester@winona.edu if you have any questions.