Unfortunately, there are many unique places on campus that often go unnoticed. Can you recognize any of these places? If not, I encourage you to go and check them out!

  1. Prentiss – Lucas Volleyball Court

Music playing and students cheering are common noises to hear outside the Prentiss – Lucas volleyball court. This is a popular spot for students to compete against each other and test their beach volleyball skills.

  1. Watkins Gallery

Watkins is the home to art and computer science majors. In the center of the building there is an art gallery that changes every two months with different displays from local artists, students, and faculty.

  1. Animals in SLC

Lizards, dragons, and beetles are just a few of the many animals that live in the SLC and Pasteur Hall. As I was taking pictures of the Chinese Water Dragon, a biology lab assistant gave me a full tour of all the animals that call Pasteur Hall home. Well, all except for the fifty salamanders that are being studied by a professor in the basement!

  1. Study Lounge in SLC

The grand entrance of the SLC provides lots of room for studying alone or in groups. If you’re looking for a spot a little more secluded and quiet, this living room is furnished with couches, plush chairs, and a printer. It overlooks the prairie grass garden and you can see the bluffs peaking up over Watkins Hall.

  1. Coy Pond

A quiet sanctuary for many coy fish live right outside the Performing Arts Center. The coy pond features a small waterfall that dribbles into the pond giving the fish fresh water.

  1. PAC lookout

The second-floor balcony of the PAC is a great place to finish up some last-minute homework before rushing to class. There is a row of tables around a wall of glass that overlooks the heart of campus.

  1. Greenhouse

Plants aren’t the only thing living in Winona State’s greenhouse. Besides the luscious greens, our greenhouse is home to two painted turtles. There is one female and one male painted turtle that also get to enjoy the views of the bluffs from the top story of Pasteur Hall.

  1. Puppies on campus

While sitting outside in the grass or on one of the many benches on campus, you’re bound to see a friendly face with a wiggly tail pass by.

  1. Booths in SAC

Is Zane’s seating area always full and you need a spot to eat lunch? Try the booths in the Student Activities Center (SAC). They are all equipped with outlets and ethernet cords so you can recharge while you enjoy your lunch.

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