Housing & Dining
Our residence halls are the heartbeat of WSU. And our students will agree.
When living on campus in Winona, you’ll enjoy:
- Convenience. Easy access to classes and campus resources.
- Comfort. Safe, secure living with all the amenities.
- Community. All your friends in one place.
You’ll be in the middle of just about everything on campus and also in between the lake parks and downtown Winona.
WSU-Rochester is a commuter campus, so WSU does not offer University housing in the Rochester area.
All our living options have shared spaces for studying and connecting, making it easy to find new friends.
Plus, you have tons of amenities like furnishings, free cable and WiFi, free on-site laundry, and door security built right in.
You’ll also have resident assistants who will look out for you and answer any questions. So while you’ll be moving away from home, you won’t be totally on your own.
Gender-Inclusive Housing is an option for students who would feel more comfortable living in a single room with a community restroom and shower that are designated as gender neutral.
In this designated area of Conway Hall, all rooms are single occupancy (meaning no doubles, no roommates). The gender-neutral restroom is shared by all students on the floor regardless of gender identity, expression, sex, or sexual orientation.
Gender-Inclusive Housing is also available to upper-level students in Kirkland Hall and East Lake Apartments.
Gender-Inclusive Housing is not the same as co-ed housing. In co-ed housing, students of different gender identities live in nearby rooms while maintaining separate bathroom facilities. Co-ed housing is available in other residence halls.
The sooner you complete your housing application, the more likely you’ll get the hall and room you prefer—especially for high-demand suite-style units in Haake and Kirkland halls.
There is a non-refundable $250 deposit to guarantee your spot, and you’ll need your StarID login to access the housing application.
You gotta eat. We’ve got you covered on the food front.
From made-to-order meals to late-night snack attacks, the on-campus dining hall and retail locations will give you the fuel you need when you need it.
Find menus and open hours for WSU Dining Services.
All students living in the residence halls are required to have a residential meal plan. Students living in East Lake Apartments or off-campus can choose to purchase either meal plan.
Residential Meal Plans are used in the Jack Kane Dining Center.
Most of the plans provide a certain number of meals per week you can use.
You also get a set amount of Dining Dollars to spend at other areas on campus, such as Zane’s and Einstein’s.
The Block Plan can be used in the dining hall as well as at any retail location on campus such as Panda Express and Einstein’s.
Unlike the residential meal plans, a Block Plan doesn’t limit how many meals per week that can be used.
Questions about living on campus? The Housing & Residence Life team is here to help.