East Lake Apartments

East Lake Apartments offers upper-class students an apartment-style option for more independent living without sacrificing the amenities and convenience of on-campus housing.

There are four co-ed apartment buildings with 100 units for more than 370 students. Male and female students are not allowed to reside in the same apartment, however.

The perks of East Lake include:

  • A fully furnished apartment – so you don’t have to buy furniture or haul it away when you’re ready to move again
  • Free washer and dryer in each unit
  • A full kitchen, including a dishwasher
  • Private bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • All utilities are included in the cost, which is applied to your student account each semester. No need to worry about monthly bills or deal with multiple utility companies.
  • Monitored by campus security and residence life staff, secured door access, staff on call 24/7

East Lake Apartments are located across from Lake Winona and overlook the majestic Sugar Loaf bluff.

You’ll be just minutes away from the biking and walking trails around the lake and 12-minute walk to Main Campus. Or, you could take the free WSU Shuttle which runs throughout the day and night as well as on weekends.

Being off main campus and the apartment layout, gives East Lake a fairly quiet atmosphere. This is great if you prefer to study or simply relax in your own space.

But don’t think that there’s nothing going on around the halls. The East Lake staff offer events and opportunities to meet other students, and you’ll still be connected to campus events and news through RAs and Hall Council.

Once you've been assigned to East Lake, be sure to join the East Lake Apartment Facebook group to stay up to date on events and meet other students in your hall.

Students living at the East Lake Apartments can choose among the following types of apartments:

4 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom [Floor Plan (PDF)]
4 People
2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom [Floor Plan (PDF)]
4 People
2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom [Floor Plan (PDF)] 2 people
1 Bedroom & 1 Bathroom [Floor Plan (PDF)]
2 People
1 Bedroom (efficiency) & 1 Bathroom [Floor Plan (PDF)]
2 People
Single Apartments
Not Available

There are two handicap accessible apartments available. Please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office for more information.

Room Furniture & Features

Each apartment (common area and bedrooms) is fully furnished with a couch, chair, coffee table, two (2) end tables, trash and recycling bins.

There is an extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, dresser and bookshelf for each student.

Amenities at East Lake Apartments include:

  • Washer and dryer
  • cable, telephone, and internet hook-ups in living room and bedrooms
  • central heat and air conditioning
  • all utilities paid except long distance phone calls
  • study lounges
  • on-site permit parking
  • shuttle transportation
  • WSU Security on site 12 hours/day with 24-hour controlled door access.

For a full list of amenities, please visit the Housing Amenities page.


Each apartment has a complete kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal.

East Lake Kitchen & Living Room

WSU East Lake Apartments Kitchen 


East Lake Laundry Facilities

Each unit comes with a washing machine and dryer.


The main sign-up process for the East Lake Apartments happens each fall. All upper-class students wishing to reside in the apartments have the ability to choose their own roommate(s).

If there are any vacancies, Winona State University retains the right to fill them.

Learn how to apply for East Lake Apartment.


All policies that are in effect in the residence halls also apply to the East Lake Apartments

Phone Number



Building A

630 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987

Building B

634 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987

Building C

636 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987

Building D

640 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987