Next Steps


Once you’ve submitted your housing application, sent the $250 pre-payment and received your room assignment, here are some the next steps you should take.

Talk to Your Roommate


Whether you are already friends with your roommate or not, it’s important to connect before Move-In Day.

You may want to coordinate who will bring which items or just get to know them better.

Starting off with open communication will help avoid problems with your roommate later on.

Learn more about living with roommates.

Get Ready to Move


Moving in can be a stressful time, but it’s easier if you have a clear plan of what to bring, where to go and when you should be there.

The Housing Welcome Crew will also be there to help you.

When moving out, be sure to complete the proper check-out procedures.

Learn more about move in and move out processes.

Consider a Parking Permit


Are you planning on bringing a car? Consider whether you want to purchase a parking permit for campus lots.

Otherwise you can opt for street parking, though be aware that Winona has an alternate side parking ordinance from Nov-March.

No car? No problem!

It’s pretty easy to get around Winona without a car of your own. Lots of students use the WSU Shuttle to get back and forth from West Campus and East Lake.

Plus, then you never have to think about parking!

Understand the Housing Policies & FAQs


When you live in a WSU residence hall, you agree to follow certain rules as outlined in the Housing and Dining Agreement. Make sure that you understand the policies in this agreement.

We know that you’ll have many questions about life in the residence halls. Take a look at the FAQs and then contact us if you still have questions.

Get Involved in Your Residence Hall


There are so many ways to get involved in your residence hall whether you want to attend hall events, take on a leadership position or be part of the Welcome Crew to help move in new students.

Learn more about ways to get involved in your hall community.

Work in the Housing & Residence Life Office


Looking for an on-campus job? The Housing & Residence Life Office employs dozens of student workers in positions such as:

  • Front Desk Worker
  • Resident Assistant
  • Housing Tour Guide

Learn about student employment opportunities in the residence halls.