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.

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.

Loft Information

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.

Door Access

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.

Billing

If you are billed for a loft or damage to a room, you can view the charges on the billing statements site.

Please refer to the following traffic maps when arriving to campus on Aug. 21 for move-in day.

When to Check In

First year students will move into their residence hall room on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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.

Students in the East Lake Apartments and the Theme House can move in beginning August 15.

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

Map of WSU Campus Parking Lots (PDF)

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

Quad (Conway, Richards, Morey-Shepard) and Prentiss-Lucas Hall

  • Richards & Conway Halls: Traffic flow will go South on Winona Street and turn West on Sanborn (8th) Street.
  • Prentiss-Lucas & Morey-Shepard Halls: Traffic will continue on Winona Street and turn West on King (9th) Street to unload.
  • Once your vehicle is unloaded, we ask that you exit onto Huff Street and park in another University parking lot.

Sheehan Hall or Kirkland-Haake Hall

  • Follow Huff Street to Lot #32 or #33, which are designated as 20 minute unloading zones. Once your vehicle is unloaded, we ask that you exit and park in another University parking lot.

Lourdes or Maria Hall

  • Maria Hall: Unload vehicles in the parking lots surrounding Maria hall. Once you are done unloading your vehicle, please move it to the street so other students are able to unload their vehicles. Please follow Welcome Crew volunteers and signage regarding traffic flow and parking once your vehicle is unloaded.
  • Lourdes Hall: Unload vehicles on Gould and Howard Streets that surround the building. Once you have unloaded your vehicle, we ask that you move it to a location further from the building so other students are able to unload their vehicles.

Meal Plan

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 regular meal served will be dinner on move-in day.

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.

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 $20/day charge that will be applied to your student account if you choose to move in early.

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.

Students living in Maria Hall may not be able to move in early due to summer construction and renovation. There will be an update in early August for Maria residents.

Students who are part of the following groups do not need to fill out the early arrival request form. Our staff works closely with your coaches and advisors to receive a roster and be included in our early arrivals

  • Warrior Expedition
  • Family Ties
  • Success Coach Program
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Fall Athletics
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Welcome Crew Volunteers
  • Aug. 15 Registration

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.

Early Arrival Request Form

When to Check In

New and transfer students who need to register for classes on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 can move into their residence hall room on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 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 move in on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 beginning at 9am.

Arriving to Campus

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, (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

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.

Meal Plan

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. 7, 2018 with brunch.

Shuttle

Normal shuttle services will resume on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

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
Morey/Shepard
Richards
Conway
256 W. King St.
404 Huff St.
403 Winona St.
507.458.4484

East Lake A/B/C/D
Sustainability House
630/634/636/640 Franklin St.
377 Main St.
507.458.4586
Security   507.457.5555

Moving Out

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.

Cleaning Expectations

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.

Check-Out Procedures

  • 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

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.