Campus Life in Winona

Campus life is the people, the events and activities, the places that all combine to make Winona State feel like home.

With all the options at Winona State University, you can make your college experience the way you want it. No matter your interests or the life you’re pursuing, we know you’ll love it here.

Active Life

Get active, stay active. Sure, we’ve got a stellar Division II intercollegiate athletic program. But that’s just the beginning.

You’ll also want to check out our many club sports and intramurals.

And if you’re a self-described bench-warmer, cheering on the Warriors on game days is as heart pumping as running laps and taking HITT classes at the Integrated Wellness Complex.

Head over to the fitness center for a workout, whether you prefer to go solo or join a group class. Sign up as team captain to improve your leadership skills.

Learn more about having an active life at WSU.

Clubs & Social Life

What are you interested in? Whatever it is, there’s a club for that!

With more than 150 clubs—from hockey and rock climbing to art making and video gaming, plus a robust Greek life—our campus has something for everyone.

So, pick a passion and pursue it with some new friends. Or gather the squad for one of our frequent campus-wide events.

Show your Warrior Pride at campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming.

Build an impressive co-curricular transcript through all your involvement on campus—because we know you’re more than just a student.

Learn more about enjoying a social life at WSU.

Creative Life

Put your personal touch on your college journey as a creator.

Appreciate rotating art exhibits in the 2 on-campus art galleries.

Take part in annual film screenings with WSU’s Film Series and the Frozen River Film Festival.

Attend concerts as well as theatre and dance performances—or get on the stage yourself!

Learn more about expressing your creative life at WSU.

Outdoor Life

Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking… the list goes on. Winona is an outdoor lover’s dream. Step off campus and into a world of natural beauty and adventure.

Top 6 Hiking Trails near Winona
Get you some boots that are made for walking and take to these trails around Winona.

Looking for something a little more chill?

There’s plenty of low-key recreational activities like canoeing and hammock-ing, taking in the scenic view from Garvin Heights bluff top, or lounging lakeside. You can even binge-watch Netflix with a view using the Wi-Fi at Lake Winona.

Learn more about exploring an outdoor life at WSU.