A group of students biking by Lake Winona in the fall.

WSU Family Weekend

Save the date! Sept. 21-23, 2018

Family Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with your loved ones at WSU. A variety of events will be held on campus and in the community for family members of all ages to enjoy.

Invitations will be mailed out to all families of incoming freshmen and transfer students by the end of the summer.

Family Weekend Housing

In addition to area hotels, families are welcome to stay at the Tau Center on WSU's West Campus on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. The rate is $15/person/night including linens which will be charged to the WSU student account.

Visit Eventbrite to make a reservation.

If you cannot find hotel accommodations in Winona, please check La Crosse, WI or Rochester, MN.

2018 Schedule of Events

A schedule of events is provided below but keep checking for updates. Additional activities will also be taking place in the residence halls all weekend.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. 

Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily. You can also direct message your photos to the @winonastateu social media accounts. 

WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos to the university's Facebook page for voting. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize.


8am - 5pm: WSU Bookstore Open (Kryzsko Commons)

Save 15% on your entire purchase of clothing and giftware!


9am - 6pm: Area Apple Orchards Open


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum - 800 Riverview Dr., Winona


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center - 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987


4 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona)

Canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, liberty boats and bikes can be rented for $10/person day pass or $20/annual pass.


4:30- 7pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall)

The cost is one meal swipe on a student meal plan or $8.79.


5-8pm: Chemistry Club Picnic (Kiwanis Club Shelter, Prairie Island)

Chemistry Club members and their families are welcome to attend this annual kick-off to the academic year. We will be cooking out and laying lawn games. Food and drinks will be provided.

If you have questions, contact Jonathan Mauser at jmauser@winona.edu or 507.457.5874. You can also message the Chemistry Club Facebook page for more information.


7:30pm: Fly by Night - Coffee House Performance and Free Family Entertainment

Student Activities Center, Lower Level Kryzsko Commons

Come enjoy snacks and dessert while listening to retro pop duo Fly By Midnight who will delight you with their energetic harmonies and unique sound. With over 200, 000 subscribers and 18 million views on YouTube, you won’t be disappointed in this show! No tickets needed.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily. You also can Snapchat your photos to winonastateu. WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos on the university's Facebook page for voting. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize.


7:30am - 12pm: Winona Farmers Market (Levee Park-- 2nd St. & Main St.)


9am - 5pm: WSU Bookstore Open (Kryzsko Commons)

Save 15% on your entire purchase of clothing and giftware.


9am - 6pm: Area Apple Orchards Open


10am: Study Abroad 101 (Purple Room 247, Kryzsko Commons)

Come learn about the many options students have to study away, including semester and summer programs as well as short-term faculty-led programs. We'll talk about when to go, how to afford it and the endless benefits of studying away.


10am and 10:30am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Minné Hall Parking Lot - Mark St.)

Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour guided tour of historic and beautiful Winona aboard a beautiful trolley.

To reserve a ride on the trolley call 507.429.9101 to reserve your seat. Rides are $10 per person and the trolley can hold 25 people at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


10am - 1pm: Brunch (Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall)

Student meal plan or $8.79.


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum - located at 800 Riverview Dr., Winona


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center - 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987


11am: WSU Women's Rugby


11am - 1pm: Family Weekend Rest Stop & On-Campus Housing Open House (East Hall/Solarium, Kryzsko Commons)

Enjoy a mid-day snack, get maps of the area, enter a drawing for family prizes and get a family portrait taken by some of our student photographers. We will also have information for on-campus housing options available for 2018-2019. Tours of Kirkland Hall and the East Lake Apartments will be offered, as well as unique spaces such as single rooms and suites in the Quad, Sheehan Hall, and Lourdes Hall.


11am - 1pm: Warrior Game Day Experience (Johnson St. & Integrated Wellness Center)

Join in the fun and excitement on Johnson Street before the game! The Warrior Game Day Experience has food trucks, inflatables, junior Warrior Zone, and more!


11am & 12:30pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling (Johnson Street Dock - Levee Park)

Enjoy an hour-long river cruise on the Cal Fremling, WSU's floating classroom. To reserve space on a Cal Fremling boat tour, select the day/time you wish to ride and complete the online form. Tickets are $8 per person and the boat can hold 49 passengers at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


1pm: WSU Football vs. MSU Mankato Mavericks

Visit the WSU Athletics site for more information.


1pm and 1:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Minné Hall Parking Lot - Mark St.)

Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour guided tour of historic and beautiful Winona aboard a beautiful trolley.

To reserve a ride on the trolley call 507.429.9101 to reserve your seat. Rides are $10 per person and the trolley can hold 25 people at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


1 - 3pm: Hiking & Biking Around Winona (Garvin Heights Lookout)

Housing & Residence Life will share maps and information on area hiking and biking trails. Light refreshments will be served.


1 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona)

Canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, liberty boats and bikes can be rented for $10/day pass or $20/annual pass


2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling (Johnson Street Dock - Levee Park)

Enjoy an hour-long river cruise on the Cal Fremling, WSU's floating classroom. To reserve space on a Cal Fremling boat tour, select the day/time you wish to ride and complete the online form. Tickets are $8 per person and the boat can hold 49 passengers at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


4pm: WSU Women's Volleyball vs. Wayne State College

Visit the WSU Athletics website for more information.


4:30pm: Trolley Rides of Winona (Minné Hall Parking Lot - Mark St.)

Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour guided tour of historic and beautiful Winona aboard a beautiful trolley.

To reserve a ride on the trolley call 507.429.9101 to reserve your seat. Rides are $10 per person and the trolley can hold 25 people at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


4:30 - 7pm: Dinner (Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall)

Student meal plan or $8.79.


7:30pm: Free Family Entertainment with Trent James Comedy Magician (Somsen Auditorium)

Bringing high energy, gut busting comedy, and mind boggling magic, Trent is bringing a new feel to “traditional magic”shows. His award –winning magic act will leave you amazed! No tickets are needed.

All Weekend: #WarriorFamily

Family Weekend is a chance to show off WSU's beautiful campus to your family and to show off your beautiful family to campus. Take a picture with your family in your favorite spot on campus. Post your pictures to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WarriorFamily. You also can Snapchat your photos to winonastateu. WSU will repost your #WarriorFamily photos on the university's Facebook page. The family photo with the most votes wins a prize.


9am - 6pm: Area Apple Orchards Open


10am: Trolley Rides of Winona (Minné Hall Parking Lot - Mark St.)

Enjoy a 1 1/2-hour guided tour of historic and beautiful Winona aboard a beautiful trolley.

To reserve a ride on the trolley call 507.429.9101 to reserve your seat! Rides are $10 per person and the trolley can hold 25 people at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!


10am - 1pm: Brunch (Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall)

Student meal plan or $8.79.


10am - 5pm: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open

Minnesota Marine Art Museum - 800 Riverview Dr., Winona


10am - 5pm: National Eagle Center Open

The National Eagle Center - 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN 55987


10:30am: Family Worship at the Lutheran Campus Center (451 Huff St., Winona)

All families are invited to a worship service at the Lutheran Campus Center located across from campus. Coffee and fellowship starts at 10:30, the service will start at 11am and lunch will follow at 12pm. For questions, contact Pastor Corrine at pastorcorrine@gmail.com or 507.452.8316.


11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm*: River Cruise on the Cal Fremling (Johnson Street Dock - Levee Park)

Enjoy an hour-long river cruise on the Cal Fremling, WSU's floating classroom. To reserve space on a Cal Fremling boat tour, select the day/time you wish to ride and complete the online form. Tickets are $8 per person and the boat can hold 49 passengers at a time. Book soon as these trips fill quickly!

*time available only if all other cruises are full

 


1 - 7pm: Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities (Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona)

Canoes, kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, liberty boats and bikes available to rent for $10/day pass or $20/annual pass.


4:30 - 7pm: Dinner(Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall)

Student meal plan or $8.79.