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Apply for Housing

Whether you are new to WSU or a current student returning to the halls, the Housing & Residence Life office is happy to help you through the process.

All students living in the residence halls must be admitted to WSU and enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

New & Transfer Students (2019-2020)

Once you have been admitted to Winona State University, you are eligible to begin the on-campus housing application process. To access the housing application, you will need your StarID and password. If you need assistance with your Star ID, call the Minnesota State Help Desk at 1.877.466.6728.

Application Process

Access your StarRez Housing Portal through Student eServices.

  1. Login with your StarID and password.
  2. Click “Housing & Dining” in the left hand tool bar.
  3. You will be prompted to re-enter your StarID and password.

Once you are logged into your StarRez Housing Portal, click on “New Student Application” and complete the preliminary application steps until you reach the “Initial Application Complete” page.

You will be able to make changes to your housing/dining application. Changes will not adjust your priority date for selecting your room.

Your completed application consists of submitting your signed Agreement for Housing & Dining and $250 pre-payment. The Agreement will be available within the application. Applicants over 18 years of age can electronically sign their Agreement within the application. Applicants under 18 years of age will need to have a parent/guardian sign in addition to their own signature and upload the Agreement into the application.

We guarantee a space in one of our residence halls to students with a completed housing application. Applying for housing early will increase your chances of receiving a room in your preferred hall and/or room type. Due to the high demand for our suite-style units in Haake Hall, students wanting that room type are encouraged to apply as close to Oct. 1 as possible.

We began accepting applications for Fall 2019 on Monday, Oct. 1.


Roommate Search

Starting Dec. 1, 2018, you will be able to login into your StarRez Housing Portal through Student eServices to access the Roommate Search feature.

This is an optional process if you would like to find a roommate. Within this process, you can either search for a potential roommate or potential roommates will be suggested for you to consider based on lifestyle questions you fill out in the initial portion of your application.

If you find a possible roommate, you are able to message them within the StarRez Housing Portal  to get to know them better. Once you and another person have decided to be roommates, you will need to confirm your roommate request.

  • You can confirm up to one (1) roommate.
  • Roommates must be confirmed by March 1, 2019 in order to receive the same timeslot to select a room.
  • A timeslot for room selection will be given based on the latest application date of the confirmed roommates. For example, Student A submitted their $250 pre-payment and signed their Agreement for Housing & Dining on Oct. 6. Student B has a date of Nov. 15 (payment made and Agreement signed). If student A and student B are confirmed roommates by March 1, 2019, their timeslot for room selection will be based on Student B's date of Nov. 15.

Meal Plan Selection

Meal Plan options are based on your room assignment. Once you select your room in early summer, you will be able to choose your meal plan. Students who do not select a meal plan by August 1, 2019 will be assigned a 14 Meal/Week Plan to start the school year. However, changes to the meal plan can be made at the Housing Office until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Meal plans are not available during the summer.

Visit the Dining website to learn more about meal plan options and how the meal plan works.


Room Selection

In late April 2019, students who have a completed housing application will be mailed a packet of information explaining how to select a room. In this packet will be the following information:

  • Your room selection time slot

  • How to select a room
- Frequently Asked Questions

  • Proposed room and meal plan rates for 2019-2020
  • Important Dates

Throughout May and June 2019, all students who have a completed housing application and received a time slot will begin to log in to the StarRez Housing Portal and select an open room for 2019-2020.

Your timeslot for room selection will be based on the date we receive your $250 pre-payment and signed Agreement for Housing & Dining, whichever date is later.

When you receive your time slot, you will be able to filter your preferences based on what hall or type of room you would like to live in. You will then be able to view open spaces meeting that criteria and from there, select your space for 2019-2020.

July 1-31: If you selected a room, but would prefer a different room, we will have a room change request process during the month of July. Students can request to have their room changed prior to moving in. If we are able to accommodate your room request prior to move-in day on August 1st, you will be notified via your WSU email address.

July 31: Last day for students to select their own room via the StarRez Housing Portal.

August 1: Any student with a completed housing application who did NOT select a room by August 1st or any new applicants for Fall 2019 will be manually assigned a room by our office staff. You will be notified of your room assignment via your WSU e-mail address or you can view this information on your StarRez Housing Portal.


Freshmen & Transfer Halls

New-entering freshmen live in all of our residence halls except Kirkland and the East Lake Apartments.
Transfer students live in all of our residence halls. However, if transfer students have 24 credits or more, they have the option of selecting a room in Kirkland Hall or the East Lake Apartments as well.

If you are currently a student at Winona State University, you will have the option to apply to live on campus again next year. Please review the process below and contact our office if you have any questions.

General Timeline

  • Oct. 18: Online applications open in your StarRez Housing Portal through Student eServices. Applications will be live starting at 8am.
  • Oct. 29, 2017: Last day to submit your online application to receive a timeslot for priority sign-up. Timeslots for priority room selection will only be given to students who have made the $250 pre-payment and signed their Agreement for Housing & Dining.
    -If you have roommate preferences, your roommate group must also be confirmed by this date in order to receive a timeslot for room selection.
    -Applications submitted after this date will be able to select a room starting mid-December.
  • Week of Nov. 2: Same room sign-up.
  • Nov. 7: Complex switches. 
  • Nov. 9: Pull in roommates.
  • Week of Nov. 20: East Lake 11.5-month agreements.
  • Week of Nov. 27: East Lake nine-month agreements; Kirkland Hall.
  • Mid-December – May 4, 2018: Room selection open in all other halls.

Application Process

Access your StarRez Housing Portal through Student eServices.

  1. Log in with your StarID and password.
  2. Click “Housing & Dining” in the left-hand tool bar.
  3. Click “Fall Semester 2018 and later” to apply for the 2018-2019 school year.
  4. You will be promoted to re-enter your StarID and password.

Once you are logged into your StarRez Housing Portal, click on “Returning Student Application” and complete the preliminary application steps until you reach the “Initial Application Complete” page.

Your completed application consists of submitting your signed Agreement for Housing & Dining, and $250 pre-payment. The Agreement will be available within the application.

Roommates

In order to sign up together, all roommates need to do the following by Oct. 29:

  1. Make the $250 pre-payment ($50 non-refundable application fee and $200 pre-payment).
  2. Sign the Agreement for Housing and Dining.
  3. Select the same application term. Terms available for returning students include:
    -East Lake 11.5-month agreement (June 1, 2018 – May 15, 2019)
    -East Lake nine-month agreement (Aug. 15, 2018 – May 15, 2019)
    -Academic Year (Aug. 21, 2018 – May 10, 2019) – Halls include Kirkland, Sheehan, Prentiss-Lucas, Morey-Shepard, Richards, Conway, Lourdes and Maria
  4. Confirm the group in the StarRez Portal.

FAQs

  • Q: What if we have a group of four and only two of us want the 11.5 month agreement?
    A: All group members must select the same term, so your group would all have to select the nine-month agreement and then after the room selection period, the two students wanting the 11.5 month agreement would need to contact the Housing & Residence Life Office to increase their agreement.

Note: Per the East Lake agreement, once you agree to an 11.5-month agreement, you cannot decrease your agreement to the nine-month.

Meal Plan Selection

Starting Feb. 1, 2018, you will be able to login into your StarRez Housing Portal through Student eServices to select your meal plan.

All students living in the traditional residence halls are required to be on a meal plan. Students living at the East Lake Apartments and Sustainability House can choose to be on the 7, 10, 14, or 19 meals-per-week plan, the 75 Block Plan (with or without Kryzsko Kash) or no meal plan at all.

Visit the Dining website to learn more about meal plan options an how the meal plan works.

Room Selection

When you receive your timeslot, you will be able to filter your preferences based on what hall or type of room you would like to live in. You will then be able to view open spaces meeting that criteria and from there, select your space for 2018-2019.

New & Transfer Students (Spring 2019)

If you are starting at WSU in Spring 2019, housing information will be sent to you once you've been admitted to the University. Information will include how to apply for living on-campus with us in one of our residence halls.
Students with 24 or more credits are eligible to live in the East Lake Apartments or Kirkland hall in additional to any of our traditional residence halls.

Apply Now!

Summer and Interim Housing Applications are due at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Students in need of summer or interim housing accommodations can apply online through e-services.

Haake Hall and East Lake Apartments – Building C will be used for student housing. Students will be given a room assignment based on their current and fall booking, length of stay, and roommate request, if they have one.

Terms and Rates

Haake Hall Terms & Rates - Summer 2018
Term Check In
11am-1pm

Check Out
by 12pm

Suite - 4 Bedroom Single
Suite - 2 Bedroom Double
May Term*
5/6/18

5/26/18

$285
 
$215

Summer Session 1
5/26/18

6/30/18

$500

$375

Summer Session 2
6/30/18

8/4/18

$500

$375

Full Summer
5/6/18

8/4/18

$1,285

$965

Fall Interim Housing**
8/4/17

8/21/18

$200

$200

*Students can stay in their current room assignment until they can check into Haake Hall on May 6.
**Only available for students moving to their on-campus room assignment for Fall 2018.

East Lake Terms & Rates - Summer 2018
Term
Check In
11am-1pm

Check Out
by 12pm

Apt. 4 Bedroom - Single
Apt. 2 Bedroom - Double or
Apt. 1 Bedroom - Double

Apt. 1 Bedroom - Eff. Double
East Lake May Term*
5/15/18
6/1/18
$175
$142
$132
East Lake Summer**
6/1/18
8/15/18
$725
$630
$583

*Only available to students currently living at East Lake for Spring 2018; East Lake interim housing is in Building D.
**Only available students who have a Fall 2018 East Lake agreement.

Checking In and Checking Out

Students can check in at the front desk of their assigned residence hall.

Haake Hall: Students who are moving from their current residence hall to Haake Hall for May term may stay in their current residence hall until they are able to move into Haake on May 6. However, students must be checked out of their current residence hall by 5pm on May 6.

East Lake: Students who currently live at East Lake and need interim housing will be temporarily assigned to Building D from May 15-May 31, or until their apartment in Building C is cleaned and ready to be occupied.

More information and specific details about moving will be sent to the student’s WSU e-mail address.

Students must coordinate a time with an RA to check out of their room. Prior to checking out of their room, students will need to follow the cleaning expectations outlined by the staff.

Roommate Assignments and Open Beds

Assignments will be determined based on requested roommates as well as term selected. If roommate preferences are not listed on your application, assignments will be made at random.

If at any point there is an open space in a suite/apartment, that space could be assigned at any time to another student needing housing accommodations for the summer.

You will be able to view your summer room assignment online starting Monday, April 30.

Your preference in a single or double occupancy suite is not guaranteed. However, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Billing

Summer housing charges will follow the Summer 2018 payment calendar. You will be charged according to the dates indicated on your summer housing application. If you have questions regarding billing, please contact the Warrior Hub.

Meal

Summer housing charges will follow the Summer 2018 payment calendar. You will be charged according to the dates indicated on your summer housing application. If you have questions regarding billing, please contact the Warrior Hub.

Transient Housing

Summer housing cannot be used for transient housing. We cannot accommodate students desiring to check in and out several times during the summer.

If you have questions regarding summer housing contact:

Some of our residence halls are accessible to students with physical disabilities. Be sure to notify us if you need accommodations such as wheelchair-accessible facilities or devices/alarms for a hearing impairment. Early notification and complete information about your needs will allow us to best assist you.

If you have a disability that may require special housing considerations, please submit a written description of your needs to the Housing & Residence Life Office.

Special Accommodations

Applying for special on-campus housing accommodations based on medical need: In compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, students with documented disabilities may request special housing accommodations. These requests will be evaluated within the context of current housing policies, students' needs and available facilities.

Access Services is another great resource for students who may need additional support.

Please read through the following information carefully regarding room change requests within Winona State University’s residence halls.
If you currently live in a regular room (double or single) and would like to request a room change, the Residence Life Staff require that you follow the process below:

•Talk to your roommate – If you are having a roommate conflict, please have a verbal conversation with them to talk about how things are going and what is bothering you. Here are some helpful hints in working through a roommate conflict.

•Talk to your RA – If you have had a conversation with your roommate and tried to work things out, but your situation has not improved, please contact your RA. Your RA is a great resource who will assist you in having a difficult conversation. They may also assist in facilitating a conversation between you and your roommate to set guidelines within your living situation which is feasible for all students involved.

•Talk to your Hall Director – You can also set up a meeting with your Hall Director to have a conversation about your current living situation.

•Fill out the Online Room Change Request Form in your housing protal– Please note that filling out this form is only a request and will be processed as space becomes available within the residence halls.

Once you submit your request, you will be contacted by your current Hall Director to set up a meeting. Once your Hall Director approves your request, you will be put on a waiting list based on the date of Hall Director approval. When space is available, you will be contacted by your current Hall Director of your new room assignment and the process of checking into your new room and out of your current room.

Housing and Dining Agreement

East Lake Housing and Dining Agreement

If you are deciding to cancel your Housing & Dining contract, please review the cancellation policy. 

Residence Halls

East Lake