College Sophomore 2013-11-11T22:16:49Z
WSU is a dry campus and security takes this very seriously. If one was found drinking on campus grounds(while living in the dorms) their first offense is; 10-20 hours of community service, attending a drinking class, and being put on housing probation for the duration of your stay on campus. One's second offense leads to being kicked out of their housing agreement, while their third offense is being kicked out of WSU permanently. Although they take these rules and regulations very seriously, the staff does understand that the students here are still trying to learn right and wrong. They realize we all make mistakes, but as a dry campus, they must take these occurrences seriously.
College Sophomore 2013-11-11T22:10:20Z
Guys & Girls:
Winona State's campus is quite diverse when it comes to the students who attend here. Sometimes when you go places, one may feel like they do not fit in immediately due to the way their peers act/dress. Here, at this campus, there is really no right or wrong way to dress and act. There are so many different styles around this campus, that it is almost impossible not to fit in.
College Sophomore 2013-11-11T22:06:07Z
Being as that WSU is a dry campus, this is not a school you go to to party and get drunk with strangers. But, that is not why we go to college anyway is it? Coming to WSU has made me very disciplined. It is very easy to "say no" to peer pressures here. I am so unbelievably happy i chose to further my education here. I did not get suckered into the party scene like the majority of my other friends who attended different schools. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of opportunities to go out and take a break from studying. I still enjoy myself, however; this university has a big influence on how i like to spend my time. Getting straight As is a priority here.
College Sophomore 2013-11-11T22:01:51Z
The actual WSU's campus itself is what first attracted me to Winona State. When i first visited, it was absolutely gorgeous. There is so much green space and color to this campus. Everything here is so convenient. I can get to all my classes within 5 minutes. Coming from a really small school, that was important to me.
The athletic center also really stood out to me. My personal health really matters to me, WSU truly values that concept. Their wellness center is superlative. They are also always trying to promote healthy lifestyles.
All in all this campus gives me a very homey and clean feeling. I feel very safe and comfortable.
College Sophomore 2013-11-11T21:14:23Z
Life on campus at WSU is actually really nice. Before attending Winona State, i visited a few other colleges, and i did not really like the living arrangements they had. As a freshman i lived in Sheehan Hall. This is a hall for all girls. 13 floors. They have really nice bathrooms that enclose off every shower with a door. I found that really nice for my first year because i was still transitioning to the whole "not showering in my own space" thing.
As a sophomore, i live in the Quad. The rooms itself are not bad at all. There is plenty of room. More upperclassmen live here. If not in the Quad there is also New Center and Kirkland Hall all for upperclassmen. YOu walk in, and you feel like you are in a hotel. They are so convenient and homey.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:44:27Z
The campus is strict only because it wants to make sure that all the students are safe and having an enjoyable college experience.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:43:12Z
We have such a pretty campus. We really like to engage in the different sports and academic events. We take our education seriously and we are socially more reserved with partying compared to the other colleges.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:43:11Z
There are so many different clubs on campus. There are always different sporting events to go. The athletic center has different fitness classes, open gym, intramurals, sport clubs, etc. The library is open until 2 am and many people really like studying at the library.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:40:22Z
I like that Winona is a small town and the University is in the center of the town but I want to get a job in a bigger city. There are many activities to do on campus as well as off campus. The shopping is limited, that is why I go to LaCrosse because they have more shopping.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:38:44Z
The parking can be a problem only because it is a small town but many people have cars. They have lots of street parking and many parking lots to ease the parking situation.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:37:30Z
I honestly have enjoyed my time at college. The campus is so pretty, the professors are very helpful and they are really preparing us for jobs in the future. I have made such great friends in college and I am learning so much.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:31:59Z
They have two different shuttles for campus that are very convenient. I have a car here for going home on the weekends or for running to Walmart to get food.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:30:31Z
Winona is a drug and alcohol free school. I honestly don't see any around unless you hear people talk about it. Which they are usually off campus using them. I don't think there is a lot of peer pressure to do drugs or drink. They are really good about enforcing the rules.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:28:33Z
Winona provides us with a new laptop every two years. The technical support is so willing to help with any problems. Printing on campus is easy and they give you enough paper to be able to print all semester. The network reliability and speed works well.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:26:40Z
My major is Recreation and Tourism and I honestly love my major. The professors are so willing to help with anything students need. They all have a wealth of knowledge about the areas they teach. I am taking 18 credits so I have a full workload but I am learning so much that I am enjoying the classes. They have so many different internships and job opportunities so I am excited to get out into the work-field.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:26:40Z
There is such a wide variety of classes to take. The advisors are willing to help and figure out student's schedules. The registration is easy to follow and not stressful. Some classes have extra study options to get extra help which helps reduce the stress for those classes.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:22:42Z
I honestly don't party so I am not sure where all the parties happen. I know that people really do enjoy the parties they do go to on the weekends.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:21:16Z
There are many dorms around campus which is a good feature. Most of the dorms are okay for the first year experience. They are priced a little too high, I think. The apartments they have are nice because they are spacious and have a lot of good amenities.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:19:46Z
Health & Safety:
I feel that Winona is very safe and the security on campus take their job very seriously. The health care center is very professional and always willing to help students and make them feel better. They have shuttles to take people places if they feel unsafe walking at night which is so beneficial for all the students.
College Junior 2013-11-09T16:16:59Z
Since I go to a University that has snow for many months it can be hard, but they clean the campus up very well. They always make sure the roads and sidewalks are paved and look out for the safety of the students. I still enjoy my campus experience with my local weather conditions.
College Freshman 2013-11-07T02:49:53Z
im not sure we have greek housing
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T15:33:45Z
Winona State is a "dry" campus, yet many students are out partying and getting drunk. They are usually disruptive and loud (I've been woken up far too many times by drunk people thinking it's funny to yell as loud as they can around the dorms).
There are many cases of alcohol poisoning, and far too many students wind up in the hospital.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T15:29:33Z
The people are great, there are a lot of great resources on campus, the library is wonderful, BUT the art department is horrible.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T15:28:56Z
The dining halls are wonderful places if you have a meal plan and you don't have classes when they are open. The hours suck, especially for people who have night classes.
Food in the campus store is overpriced and small in portion. Some items are higher quality than others, but most time the quality is just average.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T15:25:25Z
There is a large LGBT(+) community.
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