WSU Maps & Directions

Winona State University is located in Winona, Minnesota-- a scenic and welcoming community nestled in the bluffs of the upper Mississippi River Valley.

Winona so many things to do from offers a number of recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. And this is all within easy driving distance of La Crosse, Wisconsin (approximately 30 minutes), Rochester (45 minutes), and Minneapolis-St. Paul (2 hours).

Schedule your visit to WSU and plan a trip to Winona today!

WSU also has a campus in Rochester, MN with locations in downtown Rochester and on the RTCT campus. Find WSU-Rochester campus maps and directions.


WSU Campus Map

If you are arriving for a campus visit, head to the Admissions Office on the first floor of Maxwell Hall. An admissions counselor will meet with you, and the campus tour will start and end here as well.

While you are in town, here’s a variety of local maps to help you explore Winona—from downtown walking tours to biking paths to fishing spots.

Directions to Campus

It is easy enough to drive to WSU, but you also have other transportation options for getting to Winona.

There is an Amtrak station just a few blocks from campus, and the Jefferson Lines Bus Service offers pick up and drop off right outside Kryzsko Commons.

If you plan to drive and use a GPS, enter this as the location: 170 West Sanborn Street, Winona, Minnesota.

Take U.S. Highway 61 south into Winona. Stay on 61 until stoplight at Huff Street. Turn left on Huff.

Then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop.

Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

Take I-90 east to Highway 43 north, exit 252. Turn left onto Highway 43, which brings you into Winona.

At the stoplight, take a left onto Highway 43N (Homer Road) and go to the stoplight. Turn left onto Highway 14/61. Follow 61 until stoplight at Huff Street.

Turn right onto Huff, then right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop.

Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

Take I-90 west to La Crosse and into Minnesota. Take the “To Winona” exit on U.S. Highway 61 and follow into Winona. Stay on 61 until stoplight at Huff Street.

Turn right at Huff; then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop.

Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

Take U.S. Highway 14 east into Winona. Turn right on U.S. Highway 14/61. Follow 61 until stoplight at Huff Street.

Turn left at Huff, then take a right onto Sarnia Street at stoplight. Turn left onto Main Street at four-way stop.

Entrances to the Gold and Purple lots are on the left.

Parking

WSU has several parking lots on Main Campus, West Campus and East Lake Apartments. These lots typically require parking permits throughout the entire calendar year.

However, Purple and Silver lots on Main Campus are free during the summer. All lots are monitored by WSU Parking Services, and any parking must comply with University regulations.

There is always the option for street-parking. A few public parking lots are within walking distance of campus as well.

If riding on two wheels is more your speed, you’ll find plenty of bike racks around campus. Be sure to remember your bike lock as a precaution.


Visitor Parking

As a visitor, you get VIP parking spots right in front of Somsen Hall at Sanborn and Johnson Streets. If these spaces are full, ask for temporary permit for general WSU parking lots in the WSU Admissions Office.

For larger visit days and events, the WSU Admissions team may designate additional parking for visitors.

Learn more about visitor parking at WSU.