Support & Services

There’s a reason WSU has the highest student success rate in the Minnesota State System. Our faculty and staff go above and beyond to make sure students get help in a way that suits their needs.

As a WSU student, you’ll have access to all our student services both in person and remotely.

Whether you’re in need of academic support, help with your job search, or other student services, all you have to do is ask.

If you’re looking for help with things like food, housing, transportation, or other basic needs, take a look at these resources in the Winona area and Rochester area.

Academic & Career Services
The Warrior Success Center has just about everything you need for academic and career support.

Talk to professional advisors for help as you transition into life at WSU, navigate your educational journey, and launch your career.

A male student works with a WSU advisor to plan a course schedule.
A student writes notes during class.

The Writing Center offers free, personalized instruction during any stage of writing, reading, or research.

No matter your major or the type of assignment you’re working on, Writing Center tutors can help you improve your writing skills.

A WSU student reads a book while walking through the Krueger Library.

The Krueger Library is open to students for computers, printers, scanners, Wi-Fi, and study spaces.

You can request books and articles and even talk to a librarian for help with research—all online.

Expert Tips for College Success
As the director of the Warrior Success Center, Ron Strege has helped students overcome all sorts of challenges that come with being in college.

Here are the 5 things that Ron believes will help you be successful at WSU.

Read the Blog
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Equity & Inclusive Excellence
Something that makes college so exciting is meeting people from different backgrounds. And WSU is no exception.

The Equity & Inclusive Excellence Office offers a mentoring program, sponsors cultural events, and encourages discussion about how we can all be more understanding of others.

A student enters the KEAP Center in Kryzko Commons.
Technology is more important than ever, and WSU makes sure you stay connected with devices, support services, and resources.
Two male students work on laptops in the Business Engagement Center.
Warrior Hub

The Warrior Hub is your one-stop shop for help with a variety of services such as:

Dining Dollars
With the Dining Dollars program, you can use your Warrior ID card like a debit card across campus and at locations around Winona.

You can purchase food and drinks, tickets to campus events, and so much more.

Create a Dining Dollars account
A student uses their Warrior ID card to make a purchase on campus.
Additional Student Resources

If you’re on the Rochester locations, advisors can help answer any questions and make sure you succeed.

Trent Dernbach is the general advisor on staff in the Student Campus & Services Office. He’s available daily for appointments and walk-in support.

In addition, other advisors regularly visit the WSU-Rochester campus to provide assistance with the following topics and services:

  • Access Services
  • College of Business
  • Financial Aid
  • International Student & Scholar Services
  • Personal Counseling

To set up an appointment, contact:

Student & Campus Services (SS) 128

Taking online classes can be very convenient but also presents unique challenges—especially if you’ve typically taken in-person classes in the past.

Find resources to make sure you’re prepared for online learning.

International Student & Scholar Services helps international students pursue their degrees at WSU and achieve their goals.

This team can help you apply to WSU, coordinate visas and other immigration issues, prepare to come to campus, and so much more.

WSU Student Union & Activities contracts with an attorney in Winona to provide free legal advice to enrolled students.

This service is offered only during the academic year and is not available over holiday and summer breaks.

If you’d like to connect with the lawyer, email

The ombudsperson is a student advocate whose job is to investigate and resolve a wide range of student issues and concerns on the WSU-Rochester campus.

If you believe that you have not received proper support or you’ve had concerns go unaddressed, the ombudsperson can help.

Make an appointment by emailing, calling 507.285.7100, or stopping by in person at SS 128.

At WSU, you’ll learn and practice many new skills to be a successful student, land a job, and build a career once you graduate.

No matter your major, how to manage your money is yet another skill you’ll learn in college. And it’s one that you’ll use every day for the rest of your life.

Whether you’re a personal finance newbie or a semi-pro, everyone can take steps toward better money management.

  • Make a plan for paying for college to minimize your need for student loans
  • Build a budget for monthly expenses, so that your financial aid really lasts all year
  • Explore the lifestyle you can afford based on potential major or career paths
  • Get help if you are stressed about money

TRIO is a grant program that helps eligible students reach their goal of graduation.

TRIO advisors meet with you one-on-one to provide encouragement, advice, course selection guidance, career exploration, and much more.

If you’re a veteran or an active military member, the WSU Veterans Affairs Office can help you apply for education benefits, find campus resources, and navigate deployment.

The Warrior Cupboard is a free on-campus food shelf for students.

If you are struggling to get enough to eat or you’re choosing to skip meals, so you can afford your textbooks or other school-related costs, consider reaching out to get access to this space in the Integrated Wellness Center.