Whether high school came easy for you or not, college is going to throw you some curve balls every now and again.

Ron Strege is the Director of the Warrior Success Center, and he helps students to overcome all sorts of challenges that come with being in college.

Here are the five things that Ron believes will help you be successful at WSU.

Bonus: they are really simple steps!

1. Be Honest & Don't be Afraid to Reach Out

You have support and a strong community backing at WSU and we truly are here to help you succeed.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Be honest with yourself if you need help and reach out to us.

2. Go to Class

Ron says that he works with people all the time who are rocking a 0.1 GPA and the thing they have in common is they’ve stopped going to class.

No one is going to call you if you skip class, but you gotta go anyways.

3. Check Your Email

WSU staff are trying to reach out to you in many different ways, including email!

If you’re not checking your campus email, you’re going to miss out on tons of important information like things that are going on at WSU and in the Winona community.

4. Get Involved

It’s important to make this place feel like home, so get involved.

WSU has a lot to offer as far as clubs and organizations, events, activities and community involvement to get you connected with others and having fun.

Just don’t get over involved– you have to find a balance that’s right for you.

5. You're Not Alone

Everyone does not have their act together. You’re going to come here and look around and it’s going to look like everyone has their act together except for you.

Ron has been doing this a long time and he can guarantee you that everybody else is faking it. And ironically, they’re looking at you thinking you have your act together!

So, you are not alone. You have tons of support here. We’re really good at what we do– like really good– but we suck at reading your mind.

Don’t be afraid to reach out for help, that’s what we’re here for.

See, Ron told you these steps weren’t that hard! If you follow his advice, you’re sure to manage most of the challenges that crop up in your first year.

And for those things you’re not sure about, Ron and his team at the Warrior Success Center are there to help.

Contact the Warrior Success Center

Call us at: 507.457.5878

Email us at: warrior_success_center@winona.edu

Or stop in and see us on the Winona campus in Maxwell 314.

Connect with Ron

Wanna talk directly with Ron?

Call him at: 507.457.5631

Email him at: rstrege@winona.edu

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Brooklynn Howell