Housing & Dining in Winona
Our residence halls are the heartbeat of WSU. And our students will agree.
It’s a fact: living on campus leads to better grades and a more satisfying college experience.
When living on campus, you’ll enjoy:
- Convenience. Easy access to classes and campus resources.
- Comfort. Safe, secure living with all the amenities.
- Community. All your friends in one place.
There’s a style of living for every personality.
Choose from co-ed housing, themed residence halls, single rooms, double rooms, suite-style living, and more.
All our living options have shared spaces for studying and connecting.
Community and convenience collide when you decide to live on campus.
First-year and upper-level students make the Winona campus their home.
It’s easy to see why. Classes are close by. And the residence halls offer a range of unique living situations, like single rooms, double rooms, and suite-style rooms.
Just 6 blocks from campus, the East Lake Apartments provide students with spacious apartments, amazing views of Lake Winona and Sugar Loaf, and a relaxing, friendly environment.
You gotta eat. We’ve got you covered on the food front.
From made-to-order meals to late-night snack attacks, your on-campus meal plan will give you the fuel you need when you need it.
Eat in or get it to-go. Your meal plan comes with a balance of Dining Dollars and can be used at a variety of restaurants in Zane’s Food Court and other locations on campus.
Each purchase you make is deducted from your total balance—and you can always add more money to your account.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner—it’s on in the Jack Kane Dining Center.
Choose from rotating hot food options, the ultimate salad bar experience, custom-crafted sandwiches, homemade soups, decadent desserts, and more.
Plus, there are great vegan and vegetarian choices on the daily menu, and we offer a G8 station where the menu is created free of the 8 major allergens.
Zane’s Food Court offers many options for those wanting grub on-the-go.
Zane’s is located on Kryzsko Commons’ ground level and features several chain eateries, including:
- Panda Express
Visit the Einstein’s Coffee and Bagels Co. in the Krueger Library for coffee, bagels, and other snacks just the way you like them.
This is a convenient option when you need to buckle down and prepare for an upcoming assignment or exam, while curbing your library munchies.
If you require a special diet, the Dining Services staff is ready to help you find foods you can enjoy. You can meet with our registered dietitian to develop a plan around:
- your specific allergy or medical condition
- a review of menu items and ingredients used
- specialty products you may need
- cross-contamination concerns
Entertainment & Lifestyle
What do you want to do? One of the biggest benefits of living on campus is the opportunity to get involved.
Our Residence Housing Association and Campus Life teams work together to fill your free time with activities and events. And when you live on campus, you get to experience it all.
We’re always thinking of fun, new activities in the residence halls. Like what, you ask?
- Game nights
- Movie marathons
- Grocery Bingo
- Bus trips around Minnesota
- Crafting workshops
Stay healthy and happy. If an active lifestyle is important to you, then get ready to get moving. We’ve got sand volleyball courts, a swimming pool, a fitness center, hiking trails, and more.
Access to Amenities
You’ve also got access to amenities for whatever you need.
From board games to movies to jumper cables to tool kits—if you need it, we have it. These are all the little things that make college feel like home.
Choose from over 8,000 resources across campus.
The Integrated Wellness Complex is the ultimate fitness center (and one of the busiest places on campus).
Shoot some hoops, hit the track, take a fitness class, crush some cardio, or hit the free weights.
This is ground zero for good health.
When you live on campus, you have round-the-clock campus security via patrols and surveillance cameras. Blue light emergency phones, too.
Need an escort after dark? Call Campus Security and a security guard will get you where you need to go.