Changes to Department Operations

Here is a list of Winter Break hours of operation for departments.

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

College of Business

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

If you have questions, please email 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 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:

Campus Visits & Events

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.

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

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

Fall sports practice and competition schedules are being adjusted to meet the new NCAA standards, and are available on our website. Please check schedule pages often for updates as they occur.

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.

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. Face masks are required while riding on the shuttle or van. The shuttles and vans are operating with reduced capacities to allow for social distancing.

Building Access

The following rules for accessing buildings take effect Aug. 17.

Academic Buildings

  • Exterior doors will be unlocked Monday-Friday from 7am-5 pm
  • Exterior doors will be locked all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Faculty & Staff: 24/7 access using their WSU ID
  • Students: access between 7am-11pm seven days a week using their WSU ID

Kryzsko Commons

Exterior doors will be unlocked during business hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7am – 10pm
  • Friday: 7am – 11pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 10pm

No WSU ID card access without prior approval.

Wabasha Rec Center

Students can use their WSU ID to access the Wabasha Rec Center from 7am-11pm on Monday-Friday.

The Warrior Cupboard Food Shelf

The Warrior Cupboard remains open, and students can request access to the space by emailing with their StarID and name.

Emergency Access

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.

The Business Office is staffed Monday–Friday with a combination of telework and on campus presence. 

Employees and students can stop by or reach a staff member by email or chat via Teams. 

Welcome back Students, Faculty and Staff we are back and open from 8:00am to 4:30pm to take photos and print cards.

Please wear a mask! You can take off the mask for your photo.

Office Hours: 8am – 4:30pm
Maxwell 227

Getting Your Warrior ID Card

New students can choose to upload a photo or you can visit Maxwell 227 for your photo and we will print your card.

Learn more about Warrior ID cards. Contact us with any questions at or call us at 507.457.2480

Hours: 8am – 4:30pm

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

Motor Pool Reservations

Motor Pool vehicle reservations will resume on Aug. 17 with additional guidelines and sanitization protocols.

Please see the Kryzsko Commons Student Union website for the current hours of operation.

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

If you have any questions, please email 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

Health Services is providing 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.

We are offering tele-counseling appointments. 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 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 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.

    As of Aug. 17, the IWC Strength & Fitness Center are currently operating in a severely limited and restricted manner.

    Although practices are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice, the following restrictions are in place as of Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020:

    Access to the strength & fitness center is available to all students Monday-Friday between 10am-8pm.

    Students must reserve fitness stations using EMS room reservation system and are restricted to two 45-minute workouts per week.

    Face masks must be worn at all times and physical distances must be maintained.

    Fitness classes will continue to be offered virtually and a plan for reduced-capacity, physically distanced in-person classes in WSU gyms and green spaces is being developed.

    The pool is closed and Aquatics programs are postponed until at least 12/31/2020.

    All rec sports (including intramurals activities and activities by sports-related student clubs) are highly restricted:

    • Competitive play is cancelled through 12/31/2020
    • Travel is banned and all medium- and high-risk play is also prohibited for the foreseeable future
    • Clubs and teams who can design low-risk team building, skills-drills, or training activities should submit those plans, along with their COVID-19 Safety Plans, to the event/activities registration for possible approval

    Follow the IWC Facebook page for the latest updates. You can also email 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 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.

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

    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

    Academic Year Hours

    Starting on Aug. 24, the Krueger Library will be open for WSU students, faculty and staff on the following:

    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-12am
    • Friday: 7:30am-5pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: 1pm-12am

    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.

    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

    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 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 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 or call 507.457.5465.

    The Children's Center is closed until further notice. No Children's Center charges are being assessed at this time.

    Please call 507.457.2300 or email with any questions.

    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.

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

    For general information or support, connect with WSU-Rochester at 507.285.7100 or Find updates and learn more about WSU-Rochester resources to provide assistance from a distance.

    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.

    Face masks must be worn at all times when on any WSU, RCTC, or other affiliated campus or building.

    RCTC has listed their fall semester buildings hours and accessible entrances on their website. Please review the accessible entrances and open hours at RCTC before planning your return to campus.

    RCTC staff and security will be available at every open entrance to help provide assistance and direction as needed. Be prepared to show your WSU student ID at the entrance. Screening tools will be implemented at each entrance including verification of face masks.

    View the public hours and accessible entrances at RCTC

    WSU-Rochester on Broadway

    The WSU-Rochester on Broadway offices remain closed to the public. However this building will be accessible to authorized students and staff with WSU ID card reader access.

    Please contact Carolyn Ryno at for questions on our Broadway offices or to arrange access.

    Student & Campus Services Office

    The WSU-Rochester Student & Campus Services office is open limited hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are here for you!

    Our team is ready to provide our students, faculty, and staff with assistance from a distance. Please call 507.285.7100 or email

    WSU-Rochester SCS Office Hours

    SCS Office Open for Onsite Help

    • Monday: 8am-4:30pm
    • Thursday: 8am-4:30pm

    Email and Telephone Support

    Zoom Room Drop-in Assistance

    • Tuesday: 1-4pm
    • Wednesday: 8am-12pm
    • Zoom Room Meeting ID: 507 285 7100

    WSU-Rochester Student & Campus Services office in SS 128 at the RCTC Campus will be open on Mondays and Thursdays.

    If you would like to meet with us during these times, we recommend that you contact us to make an appointment. Only one visitor will be allowed in the office at a time.

    We will also to provide assistance from our distance be available in our Zoom Room on Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Wednesdays from 8am-12pm.

    Email and phone support will be available all week during our business hours.