Welcome Week Schedule

There are lots of fun events and activities during welcoming week. Come meet new people and learn the campus while preparing for the new semester.

Incoming first-semester freshmen who are enrolled in the Intro to Higher Education course, this is a generic Welcome Week schedule. To see your personalized schedule and your assigned Group Meeting location, login to your personalized schedule. View the Campus Map for help navigating campus. If you have questions, please contact the Warrior Success Center at 507.457.5878.

Transfer Students: Please come to Pasteur Hall 133 on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 9am for your Group Meeting. Your schedule of events is below. (Please disregard the "personalized schedule" instructions.) If you have questions, please contact the Warrior Success Center at 507.457.5878.

Note: Cafeteria pay per meal option available for anyone not on the meal plan for all meal times listed below. Exception: The University Picnic "lunch" on Wednesday, Aug. 21 is available to everyone.


Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 "Move-in-Day"

9am - 4pm
Move in day
Residence Halls
9am - 5pm
Textbook Reservation Pick Up (if you pre-ordered)
Kryzsko Dining Rooms E, F & G
10am - 4pm
Integrated Wellness Complex Open House: Come see all of your health and wellness options
IWC Atrium
11am - 1:15pm Lunch Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
4:30 - 6pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
6 - 8pm Floor Meeting – students living On-campus Residence Halls
6 - 7pm Meeting – for students living Off-campus Science Laboratory Center 120 (SLC)
7 - 10pm Game Night: Play games in the Library Library
7:15 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities  Integrated Wellness Center
7:30 - 9:45pm
Movie: Black Panther (Showing 1)
SLC 120
7:30 - 9:45pm
Movie: Coco (Showing 1)
Stark 103
10pm - 12:15am
Movie: Black Panther (Showing 2)
SLC 120
10pm - 12:15am
Movie: Coco (Showing 2)
Stark 103

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

7 - 8:45am Breakfast Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
7:30 - 8:45am Strangers in a Ball Pit (a fun activity to make friends) Courtyard-Main Campus
8 - 11am Welcome Week Information Help Desk (if you need assistance) Kryzsko Commons, Student Activity Center
9 - 10:45am Group Meetings Assigned Classrooms
For Assigned Classroom Location -Login to your personalized Welcome Week schedule
11 - 11:30am University Welcome McCown Gym, Memorial Hall
11:30am - 12:45pm Strangers in a Ball Pit (a fun activity to make friends) Courtyard-Main Campus
11:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch Kryzsko Commons, East Hall
1 - 1:45pm Class with Professor  (odd # sections) Assigned Classrooms
1 - 1:45pm College Survival Skills  (even # sections) Assigned Classrooms
2 - 2:45pm Class with Professor  (even # sections) Assigned Classrooms
2 - 2:45pm College Survival Skills  (odd # sections) Assigned Classrooms
3 - 3:45pm Two Afternoon Activity Options to Choose From:

Option 1: Campus Scavenger Resource Hunt with the chance to win prizes! Extra forms available in the Gazebo if needed.

Option 2: Laptop: Fast Start to Productivity Applications--bring your laptop!




Main Campus



Maxwell 259


4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner  Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
5 - 7pm  Gaga Ball Courtyard/Gazebo (Main Campus)
5 - 7pm
9-Square Game
Courtyard (Main Campus)
8 - 10pm Playfair Games & Activities
Campus Stadium
Rain location: McGown Gym

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

7 - 8:45am Breakfast
Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
7:30 - 8:45am Strangers in a Ball Pit (a fun activity to make friends) Courtyard-Main Campus
9 - 10am "Be the Life of the Party" (odd # sections) Harriet-Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
9 - 10am  Group Meeting  (even # sections) Assigned Classrooms - "Choices To Get the Facts & Bystander Intervention"
10:15 - 11:15am Group Meeting (odd # sections) Assigned Classrooms - "Choices To Get the Facts & Bystander Intervention"
10:15 - 11:15am "Be the Life of the Party" (even # sections) Harriet-Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
11:30am - 12:30pm Group Meeting (even # sections) Assigned Classroom
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch (odd # sections) Jack-Kane Dining Center, Kryzsko 
11:45am - 1pm Strangers in a Ball Pit (a fun activity to make friends) Courtyard-Main Campus
12:30 - 1:15pm Lunch (even # sections) Jack-Kane Dining Center, Kryzsko
12:30 - 1:30pm Group Meeting (odd # sections) Assigned Classroom
1:30 - 2:15pm Hot Topic Session (even # sections)
Login to your personalized Welcome Week schedule at to select Hot Topic.
1:30 - 2:15pm  1 in 3: Real Stories of Mental Health at WSU  (odd # sections)   Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall 
2:30 - 3:15pm  1 in 3: Real Stories of Mental Health at WSU (even # sections) Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall 
2:30 - 3:15pm Hot Topic Session (odd # sections)
Login to your personalized Welcome Week schedule at to select Hot Topic.
3:30 - 4:15pm Two Afternoon Activity Options to Choose From:

Option 1: Campus Scavenger Resource Hunt - Gazebo (Main Campus)

Option 2: Laptop: Fast Start to Productivity Applications-- bring your laptop!


Gazebo, see topic description for event location

Maxwell 259
3:45 - 5pm
Textbook Reservation Pick Up (if you pre-ordered)
Kryzsko Dining Rooms E, F & G
4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center 
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
4:30 - 6:30pm West Campus House Pride Dinner (West Campus Residents Only)  Lourdes Cafe 
7:30 - 9pm Trivia Night Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons
7:30 - 9pm
Bingo Bash
East Hall, Kryzsko Commons
9:30 - 11pm
A WSU-version of American Idol
East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

7 - 8:45am Breakfast Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
9 - 9:30am
Group Meeting
Assigned Classroom
9:30 - 10:15am Technology at WSU  (odd # sections Harriet Johnson Auditorium
9:30 - 10:15am Cultural Awareness  (even # sections) Assigned Classrooms
10:30 - 11:15am Cultural Awareness  (odd # sections) Assigned Classrooms
10:30 - 11:15am Technology at WSU (even # sections) Harriet Johnson Auditorium
11:30am - 1:30pm Strangers in a Ball Pit (a fun activity to make friends) Courtyard-Main Campus
11:30am - 1:30pm Club Fair Courtyard Gazebo
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch  (odd # sections) Jack Kane Dining Center, Kryzsko
11:30am - 12:15pm Group Meeting  (even # sections) Assigned Classrooms
12:30 - 1:15pm Lunch (even # sections)
Jack Kane Dining Center, Kryzsko
12:30 - 1:30pm Group Meeting (odd # sections)
Assigned Classrooms
2 - 4pm "Downtown Winona Walking Tours & Treats" Begin & End at the Gazebo, WSU Courtyard
2-4pm  Campus Scavenger Resource Hunt with the chance to win prizes! Forms available at the Gazebo, WSU Courtyard
3:45 - 5pm
Textbook Reservation Pick Up (if you pre-ordered)
Kryzsko Dining Rooms E, F & G
4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center 
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
5 - 7pm
9-Square Game
Courtyard (Main Campus)
7:30 - 8:30pm Hypnotist – Jim Wand Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
9:30 - 10:30pm Hypnotist – Jim Wand Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall
10:30pm-12am Late Night Pizza/Frozen Yogurt/Gaga Ball The Edge - corner of Main and Sanborn Streets

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

10am - 10pm
IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center
11am - 1:15pm Brunch Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
1 - 4pm Back to School Bash Recreational Activities - Volleyball, Music & Pickup Basketball 
Volleyball - McGown Gym - View the Volleyball Match Schedule(PDF)

Pickup Basketball - IWC Fitness Center (simply pickup/no court reservation needed)

3 - 4:30pm Ultimate Frisbee (sponsor: Newman Center) Meet at Gazebo (Main Campus)
3 - 4pm Watch a Women's Soccer Practice & Meet Head Coach Matt Kellogg and the Soccer Team Maxwell Field
4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center 
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
5 - 7pm
9-Square Game
Courtyard (Main Campus)
7:30 - 10pm Saturday Night Concert by Yam Haus
Courtyard/Gazebo (Main Campus
9 - 10:30pm Mugshots on the Green: Live Outdoor Music West Campus Lawn
10:30pm - 12am
Bin-Glow: Bingo with a Twist!
Prentiss-Lucas Basement

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

11am - 1:15pm
Brunch Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
12 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center
1 - 3pm Bluff Hike
Newman Center - 475 Huff Street (across from Kryzsko)
2 - 4pm
Textbook Reservation Pick Up (if you pre-ordered)
Kryzsko Dining Rooms E, F & G
2 - 5pm
H2O Block Party -- Let's Have Some Fun!
Courtyard (Main Campus)
5 - 6pm Welcome Picnic -- Free for College Students
Location: Wesley Building-Corner of Main and Broadway (114 W. Broadway)
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner  Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
8 - 9pm Root Beer Keg and Lawn Games Cathedral Church - 360 Main Street