There are a lot of decisions freshmen need to make before their college journey begins: where to attend, what to study, what future career to pursue… and, of course, where to live. No need to stress with the latter, though—we’ve got you covered!

Choosing the right residence hall is like the television show House Hunters on HGTV. There may be things you’re willing to compromise and negotiate on while you’d consider other things to be absolute deal-breakers.

To go along with our #tourTuesday campaign on Facebook—which personally takes you through our residence halls—read on for a guide to Winona State’s housing options and what each one can offer you!


Main Campus


If you enjoy being close to the action (such as your classes, pep-fests, and athletic events), then living on Main Campus is a good option for you!


The Quad (Conway, Morey-Shepard, Richards)

This complex consists of three residence halls that house over 400 students—which is great for anyone looking to meet lots of people. There is also a courtyard in the middle of the complex where students can sunbathe, do their homework, or even challenge one another to a game of volleyball. Available room styles include singles and super-singles.


Prentiss-Lucas, or P-L, is made up of two separate buildings that are connected by a shared lobby and lower level.  A unique feature of this hall is the large cabinets and built-in desks with tall shelves and drawers for plenty of storage.  This residence hall is co-ed, housing mainly first-year students.  Available room styles include singles and super-singles.


Talk about views! Living in Sheehan Hall (a.k.a. the tallest building on campus) is perfect for any student who wants to wake up every morning with a great panorama of the university. Available room styles include both singles and super-singles.



Built in 2010, this suite-style residence hall provides students with a private bathroom as well as a common area within each unit. This hall is a great option for anyone seeking privacy and a suite-style experience during their first year at Winona State. Available suite styles include 2-bedrooms, 4-persons; 3-bedrooms, 3-persons; and 4-bedrooms, 4-persons.


West Campus

If you enjoy the feeling of “going home” after a long day of classes and meetings—and having a separation between where you study and where you live—then living on West Campus will suit you well!


Lourdes Hall

When students walk in the front doors of this residence hall, they feel as if they’ve stepped into the world of Harry Potter. Fun fact: Lourdes Hall was even rated the #8 “Most Inviting” Residence Hall in the Nation (Source: Affordable Schools)! Students can chow down at the Lourdes dining center and snack shop, break out a sweat at the fitness center, or swim a couple laps at the indoor pool. Available room styles include singles and super-singles.


Maria Hall

This West Campus residence hall features a comfortable main lounge where students can work on class assignments, chat with their friends, look out the wall of windows at the bluffs, or sit by the fireplace and keep warm during the cold Minnesota winters. Each room provides students with a vanity sink and a large built-in closet and chest of drawers. Available room styles include singles and super-singles.


This concludes our edition of House Hunters here at Winona State. We hope this has given you an overview of your residence hall options for living on campus. Ready to get your housing application started?

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Updated by Hailey Seipel (07/30/2019)

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Hailey Seipel

Hailey is an English: Applied and Professional Writing major with a Mass Communication: Journalism minor who will graduate in 2020. She is from Rosemount, MN, and and her interests include writing, listening to music, hiking, and watching football and basketball.

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