The #wsuhoco14 Bucket List

WSU is stepping up the virtual homecoming campaign for #wsuhoco14. This year there are contests, Pinterest boards, a personality quiz and more hashtags to help you share your homecoming experiences with WSU social media. So you don't miss out on anything, here's your #wsuhoco14 Bucket List on the web and in a printable version (PDF). Have fun, Warriors!

Find the HoCo Medallion

The annual homecoming medallion hunt is on! Make this your year to find the medallion hidden somewhere on campus and win the $50 prize.


WSU Facebook Cover Photo Contest

The WSU Facebook page is in need of a new cover photo and is looking to you for help. Take a photo of something around campus that inspires you and enter it in the Cover Photo Contest for a chance to win prizes and see your picture featured on the Winona State Facebook page.


Pinterest Boards

Want to see your face on your very own Pin? Then get involved with the WSU Pinterest page! There are two boards you can contribute to:

Photos submissions can also be emailed to the Web Communications Office at


HoCo14 Hashtags

Winona State social media loves seeing alumni photos not only from post-graduation, but also from the years they spent here at WSU. If you are a Winona State alumni and have pictures of your homecoming experiences while you were studying at WSU, post them to Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #onceawarrior because you’re once a Warrior, you’re always a Warrior! 

The homecoming football game is often the highlight of homecoming weekend, so be sure to document it! Snap a selfie of you and your friends at the game and post them with the hashtag #gamedayselfie.

Twitter Trivia

When was the first WSU homecoming? What flower used to be associated with homecoming in the past? Tweet your guess to @winonastateu with the hashtag #WSUHoCoTrivia and join in on the homecoming trivia competition. Then follow WSU Twitter for the correct answer. You might just get it right and take home a prize! Trivia questions will be posted daily Monday through Saturday. 


What Planet Are You? Quiz

If "WSU is Out of This World" as the theme suggests, then which planet are we from? Take the quiz and find out which planet fits your personality!


Have a Safe WSU HoCo14

Homecoming is a great time to have fun with friends and celebrate being part the Winona State community. This year, make the choice to be safe and responsible while you celebrate. #wsuhoco14 is going to be a homecoming you want to remember, so be sure that you actually can.


Vote for Your Favorite HoCo Parade Float

There are going to be many other-worldly floats during the Homecoming Parade on Saturday. Tell us which one you think was the best or most creative using the hashtag #hocofloatvote.  


Instagram HoCo Events

There are so many events planned this week for HoCo14 including:

  • Pep Fest
  • Hear & Now a cappella concert
  • S'mores & More Bonfire
  • WSU Tailgate Party
  • Warrior Waddle 5k

Share all your memorable moments at these events on Instagram with the hashtag #wsuhoco14. 


Clean Up the Community

Even as we celebrate Homecoming and our Winona State community, we must remember that we are part of the larger Winona community as well. To show respect for our fellow city residents, there will be a community clean-up event on Oct. 26 at 2pm starting in the main campus Gazebo. Trash bags and gloves will be provided so just bring yourself and a willingness to work!