Featured Event

Fall 2019 Commencement



December 13 – Memorial Hall McCown Gymnasium 


Winona State University’s commencement ceremony will take place in McCown Gymnasium, Memorial Hall. No tickets are needed for the fall commencement ceremonies. Live Stream also available. 

  • 9:30am –  College of Business, College of Education, and College of Science and Engineering.
  • 1pm – College of Liberal Arts and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Watch as a few of our grads share where they’ll work, what they’ll miss and what they enjoyed at Winona State. Congratulations to all of our Warrior Graduates! #WarriorsForever




Upcoming Events



WSU Bookstore Textbook Buyback


December 9 -13 – Kryzsko Commons – WSU Bookstore


Sell back your Textbooks for cash! Buy online or sell in-store for instant cash. Textbook Buyback will take place the week of finals Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-3pm. 


For more information, contact the WSU Bookstore WSUBookstore@winona.edu.






Basic Life Support (BLS) For Healthcare Student Course



December 12 – 4:30pm – IWC Room 222


Attend the American Heart Association Winter 2019 Basic Life Support (BLS) Student Course. The Winter 2019 Course will be held on Thursday, December 12, from 12-4:30pm at Winona State University – IWC Room 222. The registration permits 12 Participants (requires active participation) with a $50 fee (cash only-to cover material costs) Register online at wsuhealthpromotion.as.me/schedule.php.


For more information, contact Resource Nurse 507.457.5161 






2020 Common Book: The Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Health and Education- A Panel Discussion 




Save the Date: February 17 – 3-4pm – Kryzsko Commons Purple Rooms 


Join an interdisciplinary panel of WSU and community experts on Adverse Childhood Experiences for a discussion of the implications of ACEs in healthcare and education in our nation and our community. This event is a part of the 2020 Common Book Project


For more information, contact April Herndon AHerndon@winona.edu.

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