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. 16 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. 16 is available to everyone.

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 "Move-in-Day"

9am - 5pm
Move in day
Residence Halls
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)
7:30 - 10:30pm Game Night: Play games in the Library Library
7:30 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities  Integrated Wellness Center
8:30 - 10:30pm Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (Volume 2) Outside: Phelps Hall Green Space. 
Note: If rain, Harriet Johnson Auditorium

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

7 - 8:45am Breakfast Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
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
Picnic 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 Four Afternoon Activity Options to Choose From:

Option 1: Integrated Wellness Complex Open House, IWC Atrium

Option 2: Join the fun with the "Musical Theatre Play Date" of songs and dance, Memorial Hall 300

Option 3: Laptop: Fast Start to Productivity Applications-bring laptop

Option 4: Placement Testing (English or Math) if you wish to change your current placement (Library)
Integrated Wellness Complex Atrium, Memorial 300, see topic description for event location
4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center
4:30 - 6:15pm   Dinner  Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
6 - 7pm  Gaga Ball Courtyard/Gazebo (Main Campus)
7:30 - 8:30pm Comedy Show: Mission IMPROVable
Harriet-Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall 
9:30 - 10:30pm Comedy Show: Mission IMPROVable
Harriet-Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall 

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

7 - 8:45am Breakfast
Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
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 
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 laptop

Gazebo, see topic description for event location
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 - 8pm Nerdology Trivia East Hall, Kryzsko Commons 
8:30 - 9:30pm Nerdology Trivia East Hall, Kryzsko Commons
10pm - 12am
Coffee House Entertainment/Talent Show
The Edge - Corner of Main St. and Sanborn St.

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

7 - 8:45am Breakfast Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
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 - 2pm 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  Orientation Class Scavenger Hunt Forms available at the Gazebo, WSU Courtyard
4 - 10pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center 
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
7 - 9pm Bingo Bash East Hall Kryzsko 
9 - 11pm Friday Night Lights Games and Dance Party Main Campus Courtyard
10pm-12am Bonfire & Outdoor Games Tau Center (rear lawn), West Campus

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

10am - 6pm
IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center
11am - 1:15pm Brunch Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
1 - 4pm Back to School Bash - Indoor and Outdoor Activities: Volleyball, Indoor Rock Climbing, WSU Football Scrimmage, Sidewalk chalking or drawing activities or the Lake Winona recreational water activities at Lake Lodge 

1-4 pm: Climb in the Indoor Rock Climbing Center
IWC Fitness Center (Main Campus)

View the Volleyball Match Schedule (PDF).

Note: Recreational water activities at Lake Winona at Lake Lodge (two blocks south of Main Campus)

Wabasha Recreation Center (two blocks East of Main Campus at intersection of Wabasha & Lafayette Streets)
3 - 4:30pm Ultimate Frisbee (sponsor: Newman Center) Meet at Gazebo (Main Campus)
3 - 4pm WSU Football Scrimmage Maxwell Field
3 - 5:45pm
Lake Winona canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.
Lake Lodge at Lake Winona (walk 3 blocks south on Main St.)
4 - 6pm IWC Fitness Center Opportunities Integrated Wellness Center 
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers 
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 Ice Cream and Pizza The Edge - corner of Main and Sanborn

 Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

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)
4:30 - 6:15pm Dinner  Kryzsko & Lourdes Dining Centers
8 - 9pm Root Beer Keg and Lawn Games Cathedral Church - 360 Main Street