Summer Visiting Guest Student Resources

As a visiting guest student in the summer, you will need to access the following resources to get started at WSU and to be successful in your WSU courses.

If at any time you are unsure of where to access a particular resource, contact the Warrior Hub at

You will use your StarID to log into your Student eServices account where you will register for courses, adjust your schedule, see where your course(s) are located and view your bill.

If you have a StarID from another school within the Minnesota State system, that StarID is universal and will be the same ID you use for WSU. If you need to create an ID you can do so on the Minnesota State site. After you create you ID, you will then need to activate your StarID in order to register at WSU.

If you are a current student at another Minnesota State school, you should register for your Winona courses through your home institution's eServices account. Select "Courses and Registration" and then "Search for a Course." In the dropdown for "College/University," select Winona State. Find your desired course and select the add button on the left. Follow the steps on the top of the page to register (use the "Equivalent" button that looks like a magnifying glass to see if a WSU course is equivalent to courses at other Minnesota State schools). 

If you are a guest student from outside of the Minnesota State System, you will register through your WSU student eServices account. From the eServices portal, click "Login" on the left and use your StarID and password to enter your WSU Student eServices. Remember, non-Minnesota State guest students should complete a Guest Student Registration Agreement form (PDF) before registering.

All Guest Students with intentions of transferring a WSU course back to another institution are encouraged to talk with the records and registration office at their home institution to verify how the WSU course(s) will transfer.

For a guided walk through of how use your eServices account to register, view this Online Registration Tutorial.

You will use your StarID and password to access your WSU email. To activate your StarID and password, visit the StarID Self Service page.

Alternatively, you can call the Winona State Technical Support Center if you need assistance with any other technical questions or issues. WSU Technical Support can be reached at 507.457.5240 (choose option 1).

The Winona State University Bookstore will have the details of your required textbooks for Winona-based and online classes. The University Center Rochester Bookstore will have the details of your required textbooks for your Rochester-based classes. If you cannot find information about textbook requirements, please contact your professor.

Summer students pay per-credit tuition and fees. For details on payment dates for the upcoming summer term, see the WSU Payment Procedures and Registration Cancellation Information.

It is important to be aware of the time frames for dropping or withdrawing from Summer Session courses. The deadlines for each class will show up in your class schedule in your Student eServices account. For more details, see the "Summer Term" refund policy.

A note about financial aid: guest students are typically not eligible for federal financial aid, however, if you receive financial aid through your home institution, check with your financial aid office about the possibility of using a consortium agreement to have your aid cover your Winona State course(s).

You will use your Minnesota State StarID to access your WSU D2L Brightspace portal. Whether you are taking a traditional classroom course, an online course or a hybrid course, Desire to Learn (D2L) Brightspace is the online classroom many faculty use to share information with students. Within D2L you will find course content, the ability to upload assignments, online discussion boards and much more.

You can access D2L from the Winona State home page under the "Resources" tab. Prior to the start of your course, please review the various D2L tutorials to ensure you understand how the interface works.

Before taking an on-campus course in either Winona or Rochester, familiarize yourself with the campus and the Summer Parking regulations