East Lake Apartments

East Lake Apartments are located about 4 blocks (or roughly a 12-minute walk) east of Main Campus.

East Lake features apartment-style units that include a kitchen, common area, bathroom, and laundry. There is also a campus shuttle and parking available for students.

Located across from Lake Winona and the majestic Sugar Loaf Bluff, these 4 buildings have the perfect view all year-round. Students are also just minutes away from the biking and walking trails around the lake. 

These apartments are a great choice for students who want both the independence of living off campus and the convenience of accessing campus housing amenities. East Lake is a housing option for transfer students and upper-level students that offers an experience between traditional residence halls and independent apartment or house rentals. 

All 4 buildings are co-ed, but individual apartment units are single gendered per our housing policies. Gender-Inclusive Housing is available as well. 

Apartment Options
East Lake has several apartment-style unit sizes for students seeking a non-traditional college housing and roommate experience. 
Housing & Meal Plan Rates
A private bedroom with a lofted bed and storage underneath in East Lake Apartments.
Apartment Features
Every apartment of East Lake comes fully furnished including a private kitchen, common area, bathroom, and laundry.

All rooms also have carpet flooring and windows with coverings.

A furnished living room in East Lake Apartments.


A kitchen with an island in East Lake Apartments.

Each East Lake apartment has a full kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, sink, and garbage disposal.

There’s also plenty of cupboards for extra storage and counterspace for food preparation.

Students should bring their own kitchen equipment.

A workout room with weightlifting equipment and treadmills in East Lake Apartments.

Every unit also includes a private common area that’s fully furnished.

Students can use the couch, chairs, coffee table, and end tables for work or play.

There are many lounges throughout the four buildings that students have access to. These lounges are equipped with TVs, comfy furniture, tables and chairs, and a fitness room in Building D.

The private laundry area in an apartment unit in East Lake Apartments.

Each apartment has it’s own washer and dryer, which are only shared among roommates.

24/7 Security
Only students living in East Lake Apartments can use their IDs to enter the buildings.

Students from other residence halls or off-campus guests must have a resident escort them to and from the buildings when visiting.

An intercom and key card scanner are installed outside a door for a residence hall.

Front Desk
The front desk for the East Lake Apartments is located in Building C.  

At the front desk, students can rent board games, movies, basic tools, jumper cables, and more for free.

Another essential near the front desk is a printer for students to print homework assignments, study notes, or lecture notes from class.

This is just one of the many printers across campus, so there’s no need to bring your own.

Student workers pose around the front desk in East Lake Apartments.
Mail & Packages
There are mailboxes in the lobby of each building.

Students can pick up packages that don’t fit inside their mailbox at the front desk of Building C.

Front desk workers will email residents when their packages arrive. 

A mail area in East Lake Apartments.

WSU Shuttle
East Lake residents can take the WSU Shuttle to go to Main Campus on weekdays. 
East Lake students who choose to bring a vehicle to campus can park in the parking lot located in front of the 4 buildings.

Students will need to purchase a parking permit. 

Parking Permits
Cars parked in the lot outside East Lake Apartments.

Contact East Lake Apartments

Building A

630 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987


Building B

634 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987


Building C

636 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987


Building D

640 Franklin St.
Winona, MN 55987


Housing & Residence Life Office
Kryzsko Commons 230


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