WSU Retiree Center

The WSU Retiree Center enriches both the campus community and the lives of retired staff, faculty, and administration.

Retirees who wish to continue their intellectual and social participation in collegial life and service to WSU can greatly benefit from the retiree center.

Retiree Privileges

Every WSU faculty, staff and administrative retiree is granted a variety of privileges to acknowledge the contributions they have made to students and the University during their years of employment. Their spouse/partner or surviving spouse/partner is also considered a member of the WSU Retiree Center.

These privileges include:

  • Invitations to all Alumni events 
  • Free admission to regular schedule campus athletic events (does not include conference play-off games, etc.)
  • Technology skills classes
  • Access to a printer, scanner, and copier at the Retiree Center (up to 10 pages per visit)
  • Access to the Fitness Center at the employee membership rate
  • Access to Krueger Library materials and services (ID serves as library card) 
  • Free annual parking pass for all campus parking lots (Retiree Parking Permits expire on July 31. Retirees must come to the Retiree Center each year to pick up the new permit.)
  • Free Notary Public services at the Retiree Center

To access your privileges, contact the WSU Retiree Center to get a retiree ID card. Privileges are subject to change without prior notice.

The WSU Retiree Center offers a variety of educational programs and exciting trips throughout the year. 

Explore the many ways you can get involved in the WSU community, connect with others, and enjoy your retirement.

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Senior University

Senior University (SU) is open to all adult learners in the community.

You do not have to be a WSU retiree to enjoy these peer-led, short courses taught by WSU professors, WSU retirees, and topic experts.

SU classes provide intellectual and cultural learning opportunities. Not only does SU offer opportunities for lifelong learning, but also the fellowship of peers sharing a common quest for continued growth.

Day Trips & Travel Programs

The Retiree Center Travel and Day-Trip Program is a popular opportunity to see new places, meet new people and have new experiences.

Whether it’s a trip to Cape Cod or abroad, or a daytrip to museums, symphonies or professional theatre productions, there is likely something for everyone to enjoy.

Come and join us on our next trip!

Pathways to Retirement Planning

Thinking about retirement from WSU?

The Pathways to Retirement Planning guide has resources and workshops about planning for retirement to help you consider:

• Financial readiness
• Healthcare insurance
• The transition from a work lifestyle to retirement lifestyle
• How to find purpose and satisfaction in retirement

The Learning Club

The Learning Club is a not-for-profit organization open to retired people who are dedicated to continuing education that’s both fun and challenging.

A variety of classes are taught by people who love their subject. Participants’ motivation is simply a love for learning and a desire to stay fresh and vibrant during retirement.

Living History Video Project

The Living History Project provides a documented legacy of WSU Retirees’ lives, accomplishments and contributions to our University.

Students in the Mass Communications program research, interview, write scripts, film, and edit the documentary which is then premiered on campus.

This inter-generational experiential learning venture is a project of pride for the entire WSU community.

Stay up to date with events and announcements with the WSU Retiree Center Newsletter.
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If you would like to contribute to the Retiree Center Newsletter, send articles or ideas for columns to the WSU Retiree Center at

All submissions will be considered for publication if they meet the following publishing deadlines:

  • Spring Newsletter: Jan. 15
  • Summer Newsletter: April 15
  • Fall Newsletter: July 15
  • Winter Newsletter: Oct. 15

In Memoriam

The WSU Retiree Center remembers the faculty, staff and administrative retirees that have contributed their talent, time, expertise, and energy to WSU. Their commitment has helped establish WSU as an excellent institution of higher learning and a place of employment. 

March 28Orpheum TheaterDisney's "The Lion King" Day Trip
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6Senior U: Retirement Investing with Confidence & Success
April 2-11Retiree Travel: Sunny Portugal
April 5, 19 & May 3, 17Senior U: Spring Birding
April 9Kryzsko BallroomRetiree Breakfast & All-U Campaign Kickoff
April 25Kryzsko BallroomRetiree Spring Luncheon
May 2, 9Senior U: Winona’s History & Interesting Architecture
May 14Kryzsko SolariumRetiree Breakfast
May 21Orpheum Theater"MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical" Day Trip
June 11Kryzsko SolariumRetiree Breakfast
July 9Kryzsko SolariumRetiree Breakfast
July 14, 21Senior U: Shakespeare in Performance
Aug. 13Kryzsko SolariumRetiree Breakfast
Sept. 10Cal Fremling BoatRetiree Breakfast
Nov. 1-9Retiree Travel: Tropical Costa Rica
March 16-27, 2025Retiree Travel: Old World Sicily & Malta
Sept. 12-19, 2025Retiree Travel: Discover the Islands of New England
Contact the Retiree Center
WSU Retiree Center


Email the Retiree Center
Office & Hours

WSU Alumni House
227 W 7th Street
Winona, MN, 55987


Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm

Mailing Address

Winona State University
WSU Retiree Center
PO Box 5838
Winona, MN, 55987