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Orientation & New Student Resources

WSU-Rochester wants to ensure that students have a smooth transition into their academic programs and exceptional experiences while they earn their degrees. The following resources will help you throughout your journey at WSU-Rochester.

WSU-Rochester holds two Advising & Registration Events each year, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. At these events, new students can get a head start on the upcoming semester by:

  • Getting a WSU-Rochester campus overview
  • Meeting the WSU-Rochester staff
  • Registering for classes with the help of their faculty advisors

If you wish to attend one of these sessions, please contact the Student & Campus Services Office at 507.285.7100 or

A full-time general advisor is available on a daily basis for appointments and walk-in service in the Student and Campus Services office in SS 128. The general advisor is a resource for undergraduate students until they are officially assigned an advisor in their chosen field of study.

Appointments can be made via email at, by phone at 507.285.7100 or in person at the Student and Campus Services office.

Once in their programs, undergraduate student should connect with their program departments to make sure they have a faculty advisor. Graduate students are advised exclusively by graduate program faculty.   

When you enroll at WSU, you are automatically set up with a WSU email account. You can access your WSU email online or through an email program such as Microsoft Outlook.

Learn more about WSU email in the Student Technology Guide on the Technology Wiki.

Your student ID-- also called your Warrior ID--will include your photo and your Warrior ID number on it. Keep your student ID with you at all times, as it is used for a variety of tasks such as accessing to student life events and activities and checking out materials at the Goddard Library.

To get a Warrior ID card, go to the circulation desk in Goddard Library. Staff will take your photo at this time and an ID card will be made while you wait. You can learn more about Goddard Library Student ID Cards at the RCTC website.

WSU-Rochester has a number of options for students to pay their tuition and fees including online, mail or in-person payments. Students must be aware of dates and deadlines for their tuition to avoid being dropped from courses, as well as how to accept and apply their financial aid awards.

You can learn about these payment policies and procedures on the WSU website.

Direct deposit is the usual method to distribute all student paychecks, student refunds, and financial aid overage checks. Learn how to set up your direct deposit account on the Winona campus website.

For more information, please contact us in the Student & Campus Services Office (SS 128) at 507.285.7100 or

For all of the important WSU-Rochester campus information, review the WSU-Rochester Handbook (PDF).

Winona State University is an academic community committed to providing an environment of learning. The University’s Student Conduct Code is designed to:

  • promote attitudes conducive to learning
  • hold students accountable for violating University standards
  • protect the due process rights of those charge with Student Conduct Code violations

All students are expected to comply with the Student Conduct Code. Please review the full Code of Conduct on the Winona campus website.

The University has an obligation to investigate conduct that interferes with the rights of others, threatens University property or interferes with the University’s educational mission. The University also supports local, state and federal laws.  

This policy applies to all conduct that occurs on University premises and at University-sponsored activities whether on or off-campus and to certain off-campus conduct. Consequences for failing to comply with the Student Conduct Code could result in sanctions from the University.