Students drawing with chalk

Spirit Week Activities

Pre-Homecoming Week

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Not Your Mama's Cupcakes! Cupcake Decorating Extravaganza: Come decorate a cupcake to start getting excited about Homecoming Week in the courtyard outside Kryzsko Commons at 11am.

All Week: Medallion Hunt Clues

Medallion Hunt clues will be released daily (Oct. 16-20) on the WSU Homecoming Events Facebook page and the Twitter page until it has been found. The winner receives $50!

Oct. 15-19: Social Media Contest

Submit your best photo that depicts "What Makes Winona Home?" to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Tag your submission using #Winonaishome. Two random winners will be selected to win a special Homecoming blanket or a Love Your Melon hat.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Homecoming Coronation & Winona State's Got Talent Show: Don't forget to come to see who is crowned Homecoming Royalty at the Homecoming Coronation and who wins the Winona State's Got Talent Show at 7:30pm in Somsen Auditorium!

Monday, Oct. 16

Free Snow Cones: The first 500 people to visit us at the Gazebo starting at 11am will receive a free snow cone in a commemorative cup! (Lower Hyphen Kryzsko Commons if inclement weather)

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Baywatch Movie Showing: Come take a study break and watch the movie Baywatch and enjoy free popcorn at 7:30pm in Science Lab Center 120.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Chalk the Walk Contest: Decorate a chunk of sidewalk and help make the courtyard festive and ready for Homecoming Weekend! Chalk and rules will be available at the Gazebo from 12-4pm (weather-dependent). The 2017 Homecoming Court will judge all entries at 4pm. A People's Choice Award will be voted for on Facebook and Instagram for the top entry along with two runners-up.
S'mores & More Bonfire: What is a Homecoming celebration without a bonfire? Join us at 8pm near the entrance to the Library for a bonfire, s'mores, music and fun (weather-dependent).

Thursday, Oct. 19

Comedian Pete Lee: Who doesn't need a little laughter in their life?! UPAC is sponsoring stand-up comedian Pete Lee at 7:30pm in Somsen Auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 20

Club Fair: The Homecoming Club Fair will take place from 11am-2pm at the Gazebo area. Stop by to join a club or support them in their fundraising efforts!

Pep Fest: The annual Homecoming Pep Fest will start at 12pm at the Gazebo.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Homecoming Parade: The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 10am on Huff Street. You don't want to miss it!

Warrior Game Day Experience: Winona State University is hosting a Warrior Game Day Experience during every home football game day to boost campus and fan spirit and create an exciting atmosphere prior to the football game starting. There will be food, activities for Warriors of all ages, and a showcase of community partners and student clubs/organizations. One hour before game time, the Warrior Walk will parade down Johnson Street to the stadium to cheer on the Warrior football team and wish them good luck. The Warrior Game Day Experience takes place from 12-2pm on Johnson Street and the IWC Parking Lot area.


For questions about the Spirit Week Activities, contact co-chairs Mollie Bortner at and Ciara Doenier at