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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 (Spring 2018)

If you are starting at WSU in Spring 2018, a housing informational packet will be mailed out to you once you've been admitted to the University. This packet will explain how to apply for living on-campus with us in one of our Residence Halls.

New & Transfer Students (2018-2019)

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.

  1. Login 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 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. 2 as possible.

We began accepting applications for Fall 2018 on Monday, Oct. 2.

Roommate Search

Starting Dec. 1, 2017, you will be able to login into your StarRez Housing Portal 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, 2018 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, 2018, their timeslot for room selection will be based on Student B's date of Nov. 15.

Meal Plan Selection

Starting Feb. 1, 2018, you will be able to login into your StarRez Housing Portal to select your meal plan. All students living in the residence halls are required to be on a meal plan.

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

Room Selection

Throughout May and June 2018, all students who have a completed housing application will begin to receive a timeslot to log in to the StarRez Housing Portal and select an open room for 2018-2019.

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 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.

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. 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.

  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 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.

Summer Housing Application - WSU Students
Summer Housing Agreement (PDF)


Checking In & Checking Out

Students can check in at the Kirkland Hall front desk. Students who are moving from their current residence hall to Kirkland Hall for May term may stay in their current residence hall until they are able to move into Kirkland on May 7. However, students must be checked out of their current residence hall by 5pm on May 7.

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.

Term Check In
Check Out
Single Room
Double Room
May Term
Interim Housing for students moving to East Lake starting June 1
11am-1pm

By 12pm

$400
 
$375

Summer Session I
May 28 - July 1
11am-1pm

 By 12pm

$500

$375

Summer Session II
July 1 - Aug. 8
11am-1pm

By 12pm

$500

$375

Entire Summer
May 7 - Aug. 6
11am-1pm

By 12pm

$1,400

$1,100

Interim Housing*
Aug. 6 - 14
11am-1pm

By 12pm

$100

$100

*only available for students moving to their on-campus room assignment for Fall 2017

 

Suite/Roommate Assignments and Open Beds

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

If at any point there is an open space in a room and/or suite, that space can be assigned at any time.

You will receive your summer assignment at check-in. 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 2017 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 Hall Director Erica Thomas at EThomas@winona.edu or the Housing Office at reslife@winona.edu

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.

Currently we are preparing for the arrival of students to move into our residence halls for Spring Semester. Therefore, we are not accepting room change requests at this time.

If you would still like to request a room change, you may do so starting Monday, January 22. An online request form will be available on this page at that time.

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