Building on my post last week, here are 25 more things that I believe students should do before graduating from WSU.
- Eat out at the Lakeview Drive Inn and Penguin Zesto
- Have a bonfire at Latsch Beach
- Jump in the Windom Park fountain. A must do on your graduation day!
- Go stargazing in the bluffs.
- Become involved and run for a leadership position within a club or organization that interests you
- Take a walk down to Levee Park
- Go tubing down Root River in Lanesboro, MN
- Eat a Bubs Burger
- Sit down with a professor and REALLY get to know them
- Go to Goodview beach for the day
- Take a class that is irrelevant to your major
- Attend a THAD performance
- Go on at least one spring break trip. You and your friend’s future work schedules will never probably line up making a weeklong trip next to impossible.
- Explore Winona’s surrounding areas (Wabasha, Lanesboro, La Crosse, etc.) Check out the blog posts 30 Minutes to Adventure and 60 Minutes to Adventure for some ideas.
- Get a picture with the “Winona State University” sign outside Sheehan
- Go to one Midwest Music Fest performance
- Go to Wing Night at ZaZa’s
- Attend the $3 movie night (ONLY $3!) I promise you will NEVER find $3 movie tickets ever again.
- Take a nap in the Kryzsko Solarium
- Study abroad or participate in a travel study. Not only will you get to see the world but also you will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
- Pull a team together and take part in a university sponsored charity event such as Relay for Life or Up Till Dawn
- Really get to know an international student. You can learn so much about a different culture by just talking with them.
- Get coffee with the one person you keep meaning to get in touch with
- Volunteer with a Winona non-profit organization
- Now, once you have completed around 95% of this list, graduate 🙂
Most of the items on these to-do lists come down to a few key pieces of advice: take advantage of everything Winona State University has to offer, become involved, step outside your comfort zone, do something out of the ordinary and, most importantly, don’t regret a single minute of it.
I hope you all embrace every moment of your college experience. I know I did, and I wouldn’t change a thing!