Current Students

School of Graduate Studies

Graduate students are important members of the Winona State University community of learners. Each and every single graduate student brings a uniquely personal, cultural and academic perspective that enriches WSU.

Make the most out of what the Winona and Rochester campus has to offer while pursuing your education. Winona State is truly an outstanding place to live and work.

Important Dates/Deadlines

March 8 - Applications for Spring 2019 Graduation (PDF) need to be submitted. Applications received after this date may not appear in the commencement booklet.

April 11 - WSU Winona will be holding a Grad Finale Event at the Bookstore from 9 am-3 pm for students to purchase their regalia at a 20% discount. Additional information will be provided via email prior to the event.

April 18 - WSU Rochester will be holding a Grad Finale Event at a location TBD from 10 am-3 pm for students to purchase their regalia at a 20% discount. Additional information will be provided via email prior to the event.

  • 10:30am - Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 11:15am - Colleges of Business & College of Science and Engineering
  • 12pm - College of Education & College of Liberal Arts
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the rehearsal and check in at the tables outside of Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall.

May 10 – Commencement

  • 9am - Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 12:30pm - Colleges of Business & College of Science and Engineering
  • 4pm - College of Education & College of Liberal Arts
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and check in at the tables outside of Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall.