Virtual Choose WSU Day

Meet What’s Possible at Winona State University

Get to know Winona State better and see what it’s like to be a Warrior.

  • Chat with faculty, staff and current students
  • Sit back and soak it all in
  • Explore what interests you

It’s all here for you at Virtual Choose WSU Day!

Live Events

These live interactive sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what life is like at WSU.

Join a few Zoom sessions that work for your schedule or hang out with us all day.

All Day Events

These sessions will be open throughout the day. Feel free to pop in and ask any questions you may have!

Admissions Ask-Me-Anything Session | 8:30am - 5pm

Chat with WSU Admissions counselors about anything related to WSU.

Bring on your questions about applying, classes, things to do on campus, what to expect in your first year and whatever else is on your mind!

Housing Help Desk | 10am - 2pm

Connect with WSU Housing & Residence Life staff to ask questions about living on campus.

Wondering what the halls are like, how to apply for housing, whether to have a roommate or not? We’ve got all the answers.

Technology Ask-Me-Anything Session | 9am - 5pm

Chat about WSU technology with student workers and professional staff from the Digital Learning Commons team.

We can answer any tech question about the eWarrior Digital Life and Learning program, campus wireless, tech in classrooms, access to software, Mac vs PC and more!

WSU Bookstore Discount Sale

Get a 20% discount when you use the coupon code ADMIT20 at the WSU Bookstore through Sunday, March 7.

Morning Events

9-10am
9-9:30am | Next Steps for Your Admissions Presentation

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Looking to make sure you’re on track with next steps with Winona State?

Join this Admissions session for an overview of important information and a close look at those next steps. There will be question and answer time at the end, too!

9:30-10am  | College of Business Q&A

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Talk to faculty and staff experts about the majors and minors in the College of Business.

Explore opportunities in our business programs for travel, engagement, internships and collaborative projects to Create Your More at WSU.

9:30-10am | Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence — KEAP Center

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The KEAP Center (Knowledge, Empowerment, Advocacy and Pluralism) works in partnership with the Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence to create an inclusive atmosphere for diverse persons, organizations, and groups.

It’s the campus place to learn more about yourself and others, get involved, and find your fam away from family.

Join staff from the Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence to learn more about how we focus on student success and make our campus a more welcoming place for everyone.

9:30 -10am | Social Work Department Q&A

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A social work faculty member is available to discuss the Bachelor of Social Work Program and answer any questions you have.

9:30-10am | College of Science & Engineering Session

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Meet Dean Charla Miertschin and Advising Specialist Laura McCauley. Gather with students and learn about their journey and experiences here at WSU.

Why are we ranked among the top institutions for job placement and graduate school acceptance? Attend this session to find out.

9:30-10am | Global Studies & World Languages: Learn Spanish at WSU

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Want to learn Spanish or improve your language skills while at WSU? Get information about our exciting range of classes and study abroad opportunities.

We will also give you the low down on how to get credit for your previous knowledge, how long it takes to become proficient, and how learning Spanish will enhance your personal and professional life.

9:30-10am | Study Abroad Fast Facts

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Get the quick version of how study abroad works at Winona State including where you can go, how long, cost of studying abroad, samples of fun programs we offer and more!

9:30-10am | Financial Aid Q&A

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Drop in to learn the basics and a brief overview of the Financial Aid process at WSU. The session will have a large amount of time dedicated to answering your questions in a Q&A format.

10-11am
10-10:15am | Transfer Tips

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Do you have questions about transferring? What is a DARS? Get your transfer questions answered at this transfer tips session!

10-10:30am | Global Studies & World Languages: Become a Spanish Teacher, Change the World

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Do you love Spanish? Are you considering a profession that will have a meaningful impact on youth and society? If so, then K-12 Spanish teaching might be the perfect profession for you.

Come find out why WSU has one of the best Spanish Teaching programs in the region, and learn about the ways that we will support you from your first semester in college, through study abroad and even after you have graduated.

10-10:30am | College of Education Overview with Q&A

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Staff from the College of Education are available to discuss the education programs and answer any questions you have.

10-10:30am | Geoscience Q&A

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Chat with a Geoscience faculty member to learn about the geoscience and environmental geoscience majors as well as the department in general.

10-10:30am | Recreation, Tourism & Therapeutic Recreation Meet & Greet

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Talk to an RTTR faculty member about career paths where you can provide services for people with disabilities in hospitals and rehab settings as well as jobs you can take in resorts, national parks, special events and community recreation.

10-10:30am | ROTC: A Week in the Life of a Freshman Cadet

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Learn what it’s like to be in your first year of ROTC. We’ll talk about physical training and class commitments opportunities cadets can pursue in Project GO, Airborne, Air Assault and CTLT.

10-10:30am  | Pre-Medicine, Pre-PA & Health Career Programs at WSU

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Meet with Dr. Ted Wilson from the Biology Department to learn about student research opportunities and WSU’s pre-professional programs:

  • pre-medicine
  • pre-physician assistant
  • pre-veterinary
  • pre-dental
  • pre-optometry

Questions about the program are encouraged!

10-10:45am | Get Involved with Student Activities, Clubs & Organizations

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Come meet with Tracy Rahim (Associate Director of Student Activities) and current student leaders to hear about how to get involved in clubs and organizations, stay active on campus, and make WSU your home!

10-10:45am | Music Department Q&A

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Join Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer to learn about all of the musical opportunities available to students in the WSU community, including Music degrees, performing ensembles, and scholarships.

10am-1pm  | College of Business Drop-In Session

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College of Business Advisor Kattie Sacia is available to answer questions. Drop in and chat any time!

10:30-10:45am | Warrior Success Center: Helping You Navigate Your Academics Q&A

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Drop in for a live Q&A session with the Director of the Warrior Success Center to talk about Advising, Tutoring, Access Services and getting a job on campus.

10:30-11am | Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Internships & Travel Studies

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Meet with Dr. Martinez to learn more about research opportunities, internships and travel studies in Biology.

10:30-11am | Dining on Campus 101

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Join us to learn about meal plans and Kryzsko Kash so you can choose your meal plan with confidence!

You’ll get an overview of all campus dining options and Sarah, our dietitian, will be available to answer any food sensitivity questions.

10:30-11:15am | Art & Design Department Info Session

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Drop in and learn about the Art & Design Department.

10:30–11:30am | Nursing Program Overview with Q&A

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Learn about preparing for the Nursing Major, and applying to the major– including direct and holistic admission.

10:45-11am | How You Can Receive Accommodations for Classes

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Do you have a learning disability or physical/mental impairment?

Join us to learn more about how Access Services can help you with receiving accommodations to help you be successful in your academic courses.

11am-12pm
11-11:30am | Computer Science: IT Career Paths

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In the Computer Science program, you’ll gain practical experiences and internship opportunities with regional companies and the Software Testing and Development Lab on campus.

11-11:30am | Mass Communication Department Overview

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Interested in advertising, public relations, journalism or creative digital media? Learn about all the careers you can pursue with a Mass Communication degree.

11-11:30am | Student Experiences with Study Abroad

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Hear from students who have “been there, done that” for studying abroad through WSU.

These recent returnees are happy to answer any questions about their experience abroad, how they chose their program and why they encourage other students to go abroad.

11-11:30am | Tour the Biology Department

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Take a tour of the Biology department to see the teaching and research facilities. Dr. Amy Runck (Chair) is happy to answer any questions about the program and student research opportunities.

11-11:30am | English & Film Studies Q&A

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Learn about the English Department’s 7 majors and 6 minors, meet department faculty, and ask questions about what it’s like to be in the English & Film Studies programs.

11:30-11:50am | Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Tour

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Walk through halls on a tour of the classrooms, research space, and instrumentation available for Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors.

11:30am – 12pm | Ambassador Student Panel

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We’ve been there and we’ve done that. Ask your questions about Warrior Life to current WSU Students and hear about their individual student experiences.

11:30am-12pm | College of Liberal Arts Q&A

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Meet and greet with our college deans and some of our star faculty to answer your questions about our many programs.

We will start with a quick 10-minute overview to share important information, and then ask away!

11:30am-12:30pm | Health, Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences Session

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Learn more about career options within the HERS Department during this session. Information on all six academic majors and two minor programs will be discussed.

The HERS programs focus on hands on learning in our state of the art labs and the amazing opportunities to gain direct patient/client care in practicums and internships.

Afternoon Events

12-1pm
12-1pm | WSU Counseling Services Overview

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Chat with a counselor to learn about how Counseling Services supports students’ mental health and have the opportunity to ask questions.

12-1pm | Global Studies & World Languages: Chinese Studies & Why Global Studies

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Is Chinese really hard to learn? Let’s debunk 3 myths about learning Chinese and show how you can have fun with this language.

You can also talk to a Global Studies instructor to learn how valuable it is study Global Studies in today’s globalized world.

12:30-1pm | But Wait.. I’m Undecided on a Major

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Embrace. Explore. Engage. Join Admissions Counselor Liz Schwanke as she busts some major myths and shares helpful tips and tricks to help you navigate the journey from undecided to deciding on the major that’s right for you.

12:30-1pm | TRIO Student Support Services

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Get extra support and meet other students when you join TRIO! TRIO provides individualized advising, social activities, and educational retreats for a limited number of students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • first-generation (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
  • income eligible (Pell Grant recipient)
  • has a documented disability
12:30-1pm | Winona Welcomes You!

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The greater Winona community offers more than world-class art, incredible outdoor recreational opportunities and sweeping views of our natural bluffs.

Learn about the must-see attractions, activities, and new businesses that WSU students and their families can’t miss and ask questions about our city to a WSU alumna and Winonan.

1-2pm
1-1:15pm | Transfer Tips

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Do you have questions about transferring? What is a DARS? Get your transfer questions answered at this transfer tips session!

1-1:30pm  | College of Business Q&A

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Talk to faculty and staff experts about the majors and minors in the College of Business.

Explore opportunities in our business programs for travel, engagement, internships and collaborative projects to Create Your More at WSU.

1-1:30pm | Computer Science: IT Career Paths

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In the Computer Science program, you’ll gain practical experiences and internship opportunities with regional companies and the Software Testing and Development Lab on campus.

1-1:30pm | Housing & Residence Life Student Panel

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Current student share their experiences with living in different residence halls at WSU. Join in and get your housing questions answered!

1-1:30pm | Recreation, Tourism & Therapeutic Recreation Meet & Greet

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Talk to an RTTR faculty member about career paths where you can provide services for people with disabilities in hospitals and rehab settings as well as jobs you can take in resorts, national parks, special events and community recreation.

1-1:30pm | ROTC: Nursing at WSU & a Satellite School

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Learn what it’s like to be a current nursing student at WSU and be a Nursing Cadet. WSU Cadets will talk about attending WSU and being part of the ROTC program at UW-La Crosse.

1-1:30pm | Theatre & Dance Department Info Session

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Meet with faculty and current students to learn about opportunities on and off the stage!

1-1:30pm | TRIO Student Support Services

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Get extra support and meet other students when you join TRIO! TRIO provides individualized advising, social activities, and educational retreats for a limited number of students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • first-generation (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
  • income eligible (Pell Grant recipient)
  • has a documented disability
1-1:45pm | Art & Design Department Info Session

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Drop in and learn about the Art & Design Department.

1-1:45pm | Music Department Q&A

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Join Dr. Dan Sheridan, Chair of the Music Department, to learn about all of the musical opportunities available to students in the WSU community, including Music degrees, performing ensembles, and scholarships.

1-2pm | Why Study Global Studies?

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In this every changing global world, Global Studies is an excellent major or minor. Come find out how Global Studies can help you find your place in the world.

1:30-2pm | College of Science & Engineering Session

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Meet Advising Specialist Laura McCauley. Gather with students and learn about their journey and experiences here at WSU.

Why are we ranked among the top institutions for job placement and graduate school acceptance? Attend this session to find out!

1:30-2pm | Ambassador Student Panel

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Hear from current students about their experience at WSU!

1:30-2pm | English & Film Studies Q&A

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Learn about the English Department’s 7 majors and 6 minors, meet department faculty, and ask questions about what it’s like to be in the English & Film Studies programs.

1:30-2pm | Theatre & Dance Department Info Session

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Meet with faculty and current students to learn about opportunities on and off the stage!

2-3pm
2-2:30pm | College of Education Overview with Q&A

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Staff from the College of Education are available to discuss the education programs and answer any questions you have.

2-2:30pm | Engineering Program Info Session

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Learn more about Engineering at Winona State University.

2 -2:30pm | Social Work Department Q&A

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A social work faculty member is available to discuss the Bachelor of Social Work Program and answer any questions you have.

2:30-3pm | Engineering Program Info Session

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Learn more about Engineering at Winona State University.

2:30-3:30pm | Nursing Department Q&A

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Learn about preparing for the Nursing major and how to apply to the program, including direct and holistic admission.

2:30-3pm | But Wait.. I’m Undecided on a Major

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Embrace. Explore. Engage. Join Admissions Counselor Liz Schwanke as she busts some major myths and shares helpful tips and tricks to help you navigate the journey from undecided to deciding on the major that’s right for you.

3-4pm
3-3:30pm | What Can I Do with a Communication Studies Degree?

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Learn what our alums are doing and meet our Student Ambassadors. There will be a brief slideshow of alums and you’ll hear about the aspirations of current majors in CMST.

3-3:30pm | Study Abroad Fast Facts

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Get the quick version of how study abroad works at Winona State including where you can go, how long, cost of studying abroad, samples of fun programs we offer and more!

3-4pm | Financial Aid Q&A

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Have questions about financial aid and paying for college? You can chat with a financial aid counselor during this live Q&A session with plenty of time for your questions.

3:30-4pm | Ambassador Student Panel

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We’ve been there and we’ve done that. Ask your questions about Warrior Life to current WSU Students and hear about their individual student experiences.

3:30-4pm | Dining on Campus 101

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Join us to learn about meal plans and Kryzsko Kash so you can choose your meal plan with confidence!

You’ll get an overview of all campus dining options and Sarah, our dietitian, will be available to answer any food sensitivity questions.

3:30-4pm | Housing & Residence Life Student Panel

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Current student share their experiences with living in different residence halls at WSU. This is your chance to ask questions about what life at WSU like!

3:30-4pm | Winona Welcomes You!

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The greater Winona community offers more than world-class art, incredible outdoor recreational opportunities and sweeping views of our natural bluffs.

Learn about the must-see attractions, activities, and new businesses that WSU students and their families can’t miss and ask questions about our city to a WSU alumna and Winonan.

3:30-4:30pm | Biology Department Q&A

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Meet with Dr. Peter Knopick to learn about the biology program and the Medical Laboratory Science program. Questions about the program are encouraged.

3:30-4:30pm | Health, Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences Session

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Learn more about career options within the HERS Department during this session. Information on all six academic majors and two minor programs will be discussed.

The HERS programs focus on hands on learning in our state of the art labs and the amazing opportunities to gain direct patient/client care in practicums and internships.

4-5pm
4-4:30pm | Reciprocity 101

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Are you a Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota resident? Attend this session with Reciprocity Specialist Kim Gresham to learn about reciprocity.

You can also reach out to her via her email at kgresham@winona.edu.

4-4:30pm | But Wait.. I’m Undecided on a Major

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Embrace. Explore. Engage. Join Admissions Counselor Liz Schwanke as she busts some major myths and shares helpful tips and tricks to help you navigate the journey from undecided to deciding on the major that’s right for you.

4:30-5pm | Next Steps for Your Admission Process

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Looking to make sure you’re on track with next steps with Winona State?

Join this Admissions session for an overview of important information and a close look at those next steps. There will be question and answer time at the end, too!

 

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Your Day, Your Way

Don’t have time for a Zoom presentation or session?

We have many videos and resources so you can curate the Virtual Choose WSU Day that works for you.

Explore Academics

 

Whether you know exactly what you want to do with your life or you’re still searching for the career that works for you, WSU is a great place to start.

With over 80 majors within our five colleges, you’re sure to find the academic program you need to achieve your goals.

 

Explore Campus Life

With all the options at WSU, you can make your college experience to be the way you want it.

No matter your interests or the life you’re pursuing, we know you’ll love it here.

Explore Support Services

Whether you’re in need of additional academic support, help with your job search, or various health and wellness services, all you have to do is ask.