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

WSU Family Weekend

Save the date! Sept. 20-22, 2019

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. 20 and Sept. 21. The rate is $20/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.

2019 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.

Family Weekend Brochure (PDF)

WSU Bookstore Open
Time
: 8am -5pm 
Location: Kryzsko Commons

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open
Time
: 10am -5pm
Location: 800 Riverview Dr, Winona

National Eagle Center Open
Time
: 10am -5pm
Location: 50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981

Area Apple Orchards Open
Time
: 9am -6pm

Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities
Time
: 4 -7pm
Location: Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona

Dinner
Time
: 4:30 -7pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall
*Student Meal Plan or $8.79

Warrior Soccer vs. Mankato
Time
: 6pm
Location: Alter Federal Credit Union Stadium
Tickets available for $5 for adults $3 for students at the Warrior Athletics website.

Family Evening Entertainment with Chris Kroeze
Time
: 7pm
Location: Somsen Auditorium
*Tickets go on sale July 15 at the UPAC website.

Winona Farmers Market
Time
: 7:30 -12pm
Location: Levee Park- 2nd St. & Main St

WSU Bookstore Open
Time
: 9am -5pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons

Area Apple Orchards Open
Time
: 9am -6pm

Brunch
Time
: 10am -1pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall
*Student Meal Plan or $8.79

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open
Time
: 10am -5pm
Location: 800 Riverview Dr, Winona

National Eagle Center Open
Time
: 10am -5pm
Location: 50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN 55981

River Cruise on the Cal Fremling
Sign Up Times

Location: Johnson Street Dock, Levee Park
*All cruises are one hour in length. Boarding is 15 mins. prior to each cruise. Cost is $10 per person

Family Weekend Rest Stop
Time
: 11am -1pm
Location: East Room, Kryszko Commons

Hiking & Biking
Time
: 9am -5pm
Location: Garvin Heights Lookout

Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities
Time
: 1- 7pm
Location: Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona

Family Evening Entertainment with Nick Thomas
Time
: 7:30pm
Location: Somsen Auditorium

Shut Down Third Street
Time
: 12pm -1am
Location: 3rd Street, Downtown Winona


Area Apple Orchards Open
Time
: 9am -6pm

Brunch
Time
: 10am -1pm
Location: Kryzsko Common and Lourdes Dining Hall
*Student Meal Plan or $8.79

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Open
Time
: 10am -5pm
Location: 800 Riverview Dr, WinonA

National Eagle Center Open

Time: 10am -5pm
Location: 50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN 55987

Family Worship at the Lutheran Campus Center

Time: 10:30am
Location: 451 Huff Street, Winona

Warrior Soccer vs. Mankato

Time: 1pm
Location: Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium
*Tickets available $5 for adults and $3 for students at the Warrior Athletics website.

River Cruise on the Cal Fremling

Sign Up Times:

Location: Johnson Street Dock, Levee Park
*All cruises are one hour in length. Boarding is 15 mins. prior to each cruise. Cost is $10 per person.

Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities

Time: 1 -7pm
Location: Lake Park Lodge, East Lake Winona

Dinner
Time: 4:30 -7pm
Location: Kryzsko Commons and Lourdes Dining Hall
*Student meal plan or $8.79

Lake Lodge Recreation Center Activities 

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

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Open Daily: 10am -5pm
800 Riverview Dr., Winona 

MMAM is home to some of the most unique and significant marine artworks in the Midwest. From Monet and Picasso, to Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851), there is something for everyone in this diamond in the bluffs.

Special Exhibitions:
  • Seth Casteel: Under Water Dogs
  • H2OH! Art Quilts
Regular Admission is $7 for adults and seniors, $3 for students, and children 4 and under are free. Bring the attached brochure for $2 off an adult admission.

National Eagle Center

Open Daily: 10am -5pm
50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN 55987

The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located 30 minutes up the river4 in Wabasha, MN. It is home to six rescued eagles which can be seen up close during one of the live eagle programs offered daily at 11 am, 1pm, and 3pm.