School spirit goes beyond the student section at the Saturday football games. Whether it’s inviting your family to experience the WSU community, cheering like crazy at a women’s soccer game, attending a WSU orchestra concert, or putting a WSU lanyard on your key ring, school spirit can be seen all around us.


Photo by Amy Nelson ’20


To embrace our students’ strong-hearted spirits towards our university, we would like to introduce to you… Warrior Fridays! Every Friday is now an opportunity to show your school spirit by wearing purple or Winona gear for Warrior Fridays. If you aren’t the type to cheer loudly at the football game, Warrior Fridays are perfect for you.


Photo by Amy Nelson ’20


Here are some tips on boosting your school spirit and how to partake in Warrior Fridays:


1. Find Something Purple & White

First things first, you don’t need Winona gear to have school spirit — purple and white will do. Ride your bike on over to Goodwill, they have loads of purple.

Don’t worry about not feeling like yourself in spirited-wear, find that oversized tee to cut into a crop top if that’s the look you’re going for. Do you like more of a slouchy style? Check the men’s section at Goodwill where they carry 2XL!


2. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

You have a full wardrobe of purple gear…now what? Go all out with not only your clothing and shades of purple, but amp up your look with accessories. The Bookstore carries fancy-shmancy items like beaded necklaces, winter hats, and even can-cozies.


3. Win a Prize!

Now you look like a Winona State student who obviously loves Winona State. If you participate in Warrior Fridays, you can enter a drawing at the front desk in any of the residence halls. Prizes may include a pizza, shirt, coupon and more.

See how decked out in purple you can be each Friday. Showing your genuine school spirit will make Friday’s even more enjoyable. Go Warriors!