Move In and Move Out Information
Housing & Residence life hopes to make your transition to Winona State University or from hall to hall easy and fun! Please take some time to review the following information regarding move in and move out procedures.
General Information for Moving Into the Residence Halls
Things to Bring
We encourage you to talk with your roommate about which items you each will bring to campus. This will help avoid the duplication of some items. The Off-to-College Checklist (PDF) can help you remember all the necessities.
Housing & Residence Life asks that you leave these items at home: toaster oven, hot plate, wireless router, indoor grill, drums, pets, deep fryer, waffle maker, candle warmer, air conditioner, and coffee pots.
All rooms are furnished with beds that can be adjusted to a height of 3 feet without a loft extension kit. If you have a question about bed sizes or want to request a loft, please visit the Loft Information Page.
Residence Hall Linens
Housing and Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to ensure everyone has a convenient, affordable way to purchase sheets for extra-long mattresses. They also offer comforters, matching towels and storage items. To order linens, visit the Residence Hall Linens Program website. Please note that items will be shipped as soon as they are ordered, so please ensure you enter the correct address of where you would like these items shipped.
International students wanting to order can ship their items directly to:
WSU Housing & Residence Life
175 W Mark Street
235 Kryzsko Commons
Winona, MN 55987
Room Key & Warrior ID
You will receive these items when you meet with a Resident Assistant/Community Assistant (RA/CA) during check-in. If you do not already have your Warrior ID card, you can get it at the Campus Card Office in Maxwell Hall.
All of our residence halls are locked 24/7 and you will need your Warrior ID card to access your residence hall. You are only given card access to the hall you are living in.
If you are billed for a loft or damage to a room, you can view the charges on the billing statements site.
Traffic Maps for Aug. 21 Move-In
Fall Semester Check-In
When to Check In
First year students will move into their residence hall room on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The residence hall doors open at 9am with the busiest times being around 9am and 1pm. Returning students are encouraged to begin moving on or after Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
Arriving on Campus
When you arrive to Winona State University, go directly to your assigned residence hall. There, you will pick up your room key, Warrior ID and fill out necessary paperwork.
There will be Welcome Crew volunteers (students, staff and faculty) in purple t-shirts assisting with traffic control and handing out a temporary parking pass for your dashboard. Welcome crew volunteers can help you with parking, checking into your room and moving things. If you need any assistance, please feel free to ask!
Please allow at least 2 hours to check into your room, assemble your loft, (if you rented one), and move your belongings into your room. We find that most students underestimate the time it takes to complete and return all required paperwork and physically move their belongings into their room.
Parking & Unloading
There will also be designated 20 minute unloading zones that will allow you to unload your vehicle. Once your vehicle is unloaded, we ask that someone from your group park it in a University parking lot away from the residence halls or on one of the streets surrounding campus.
Note: Please avoid parking on any green space in order to maintain the beauty of our campus.
Designated Unloading Zones: #4, #5, #7, #30, #31, #32, and #33.
Once your vehicle is unloaded, you may park in any of the following lots: #1, #3, #36, #37, #38, #39
All students living in the residence halls are required to be on a meal plan, with the exception of students living at the East Lake Apartments and Sustainability House. To learn more about meal plans, visit the Dining & Meal Plans page.
The first meal served is brunch on Monday, Aug. 20th.
First Floor Meeting
All students living in the residence halls will have a mandatory floor meeting at 6pm on move-in day. Watch for signs posted on your floor regarding the time and location of your floor meeting.
Early Arrival Request
Fall Semester Move-In Begins at 9am on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
You may request to move into the residence halls as early as Sunday, Aug. 19. There is a fee of $30/day charge that will be applied to your student account if you choose to move in early.
Complete the Early Arrival Request Form to make this request.
Please note that there will be limited resources for students who arrive before Aug. 21. This includes shuttle service, front desk hours and food service.
Meal Plans start on Monday, Aug. 20 with brunch.
Shuttle Service begins on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
All students arriving prior to our official move-in day on Aug. 21 will receive specific move-in information via their WSU e-mail address in early August. This information will include check-in times, key pick-up and other information.
If you are part of the following University-related groups, please complete the Early Arrival Request Form to notify our staff. The Housing Office also works closely with your coaches and advisors to prepare for your early arrival to campus
- Warrior Expedition
- Family Ties
- Success Coach Program
- Orientation Leaders
- Fall Athletics
- Orientation Leaders
- Welcome Crew Volunteers
- Aug. 20 Registration
Spring Semester Check-In
When to Check In
New and transfer students who need to register for classes on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 can move into their residence hall room on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 beginning at 9am. Please call the staff member on call for your residence hall using the numbers provided below to coordinate your check-in.
All other students moving into the residence halls or returning from Winter Break can begin moving in on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9am.
Arriving to Campus
New Students: Please go directly to the residence hall you are assigned to. Upon your arrival, you will need to contact a staff member to get your room key and fill out required paperwork. See below for the number associated with your residence hall. These numbers will also be posted on the entrances of all the halls.
Please allow at least 2 hours to check into your room, assemble your loft, and move your belongings into your room. We find that most students underestimate the time it takes to complete and return all required paperwork and physically move their belongings into their room.
You may temporarily park near the residence halls to unload your vehicle(s) for moving in; however, once you have unloaded your items, you must park on the street or, if you have a parking permit, in the appropriate lot.
Please Note: Alternate Side Parking
From Nov. 15 to March 15, vehicles parked on all city streets between midnight and 6:30am must be on the even-numbered side of the street when the date is even and on the odd-numbered side of the street when the date is odd. This is based on street addresses; generally the north or east side of a street is even-numbered and the south or west side of a street is odd-numbered. For more information, please visit the City of Winona website.
All students living in the residence halls are required to be on a meal plan, with the exception of students living at the East Lake Apartments and the Sustainability House. To learn more about meal plans, visit the Dining & Meal Plans page.
Meal plans for Spring Semester will begin on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 with brunch.
Normal shuttle services will resume on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
Staff Contact Information
We realize you will have questions as you settle into your room. Our staff will be available to answer your questions at your hall front desk or via the numbers below.
If there is an emergency and you need to contact a staff member immediately, please contact the number below for your residence hall or call Security.
|Residence Hall||Address||Staff Contact #|
|Lourdes||457 Gould St.||507.458.4615|
|Sheehan||264 W. Mark St.||507.458.4544|
|Prentiss-Lucas||265 W. King St.||507.458.4557|
|Tau/Maria||455 Hilbert St.||507.458.4603|
|Kirkland/Haake||223/263 W. Mark St.||507.429.8918|
|256 W. King St.
404 Huff St.
403 Winona St.
|East Lake A/B/C/D
|630/634/636/640 Franklin St.
377 Main St.
Move Out Information
Spring 2018 Closing Information
The residence halls officially close at 5pm on Friday, May 4, 2018 with the exception of the East Lake Apartments and Sustainability House which will close at 12pm on May 15, 2018. All students must check out with their RA/CA by this time. The following information is meant to be a helpful guide to having a successful check-out of the residence halls.
End of Semester Meetings
Your RA/CA will hold a mandatory End of Semester meeting the week of April 9. This meeting will provide you with the information you need to have a smooth and successful check-out.
Your room/apartment is expected to be in the same condition, if not better, than it was when you moved in. You will be asked to clean your room according to the following Cleaning Expectations (PDF). Specific cleaning instructions will be given to you by your RA/CA. You may want to bring cleaning supplies from home to assist you such as rags, a vacuum, window cleaner, etc.
Forwarding Your Mail
The Housing Office will forward your mail for 30 days. After June 4, 2018 (June 15 for East Lake), all mail will be returned to sender. You can fill out a "Change of Address" form at the post office or online at USPS.com.
- Be in your room at the check-out time you scheduled with your RA/CA
- Have your room cleaned according to the Cleaning Expectations (PDF) for your residence hall
- Have all of your belongings removed from your room and the hallway outside of your room prior to checking out with the RA/CA
- Turn in your room key to the RA/CA
- Sign your Room Condition Report (RCR) and provide your forwarding address and phone number
Early Move-Out Procedures
Cancelling Your Housing Agreement
Your housing agreement term is for one academic year. Students who choose to leave the residence halls before the last day of their housing agreement or have their agreement cancelled for conduct reasons must follow the procedures below.
Note: There are financial penalties for breaking your housing agreement early. Before you decide to move out of the residence halls, please talk with your Hall Director or a staff member in the Housing & Residence Life Office located in Kryzsko Commons 235.
Complete the online Room & Meal Plan Cancellation Form. (East Lake residents will need for fill out a form at the Housing Office). If you were granted a room change, you do not need fill out this form.
Set up a check-out time with your RA/CA. If your RA/CA is not available, you may check-out with another RA/CA within the complex. If you are not able to find a staff member to assist you, please stop at your hall front desk for assistance.
Properly return your loft, if applicable. Please contact your RA/CA prior to your check-out time for specific loft return instructions.
Clean your room according to the Cleaning Expectations (PDF) checklist.