Here is all the information you need to successfully sign up for two days of fun with your grandchild at Winona State University.

Registration opens each year in mid-February.

Registration closes when each session reaches capacity. If minimum enrollment is not met, complete refunds will be issued to all registrants.

Not at this time.
Please complete your registration online.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please stop in at the Retiree Center (227 W. Wabasha) and we can register for you.

You will receive an email shortly after completing an online registration. Please remember to save this email in case you need to contact Grandparents University in the future.

Participants will receive additional communication from Grandparents University in order to prepare for the experience.

You will receive an information packet about two weeks after you register. The information will include forms that need to be completed and returned to Grandparents University prior to the experience.
No, the t-shirts will be given out during registration when you arrive at Grandparents University.

Yes, as long as the names of the participants and related information are correct in the registration fields, it doesn’t matter who signs up and/or pays for the registration.

Please note that unless otherwise directed, correspondence regarding Grandparents University will be sent to the address of the individual who completes the registration.

On the back of MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards, the last four digits of the credit card number are listed along with a three-digit number. Those three digits are the security code. On the front of the American Express card, the security code is four digits long and not embossed.

The security code is needed to verify that the registrant is in possession of the card, which decreases the likelihood of someone using a stolen credit card number. Although this is probably not a problem with Grandparents University registrants, it is a built-in security feature of the credit card processing software.

Yes, you have the option of paying by check or credit card.
Yes, orders can be canceled. If the credit card payment has already been processed, a refund will be issued.

If you need to withdraw from Grandparents University, you will receive a credit or full refund of the program fee if you notify us by June 1.

No refunds or transfers are allowed if you notify us after the stated cancellation deadline.

If you have any questions about cancellation deadlines, please contact us at 507.457.5565 or e-mail us at