We all know that when February rolls around, every store brings out the heart-shaped candy boxes and pink teddy bears. For this oh-so-loved time of the year, Housing & Residence Life has created a contest for all on-campus residents! Write a few sentences on why you love your RA, CA, or other residence-life staff member.


RA leading a floor meeting in Kirkland-Haake

Photo by Amy Nelson ’20


Here’s the details:

  1. The contest will run from Feb. 11-16, 2019.
  2. Type out what you love about this hall staff member.
  3. Submit your entry by sending a Direct Message (DM) to @winonastatehousing on Instagram.
  4. After submitting, you will be entered into a random drawing for a Purple Pass reward!
A sign of saying why a student loves living in their hall

Photo by Gretchen Leif ’21


Here are some examples of how you could approach the prize!

Sarah Abeln says Marcus, the fourth floor Haake RA, is “super funny and goofy. He’s easy to talk to, always there for me, and can be serious too!”

Hailey Seipel loves her RA, Emily, because “she’s an incredibly hard worker—not only does she put together fun floor events for us, but also she makes the most artistic bulletin boards and door decs ever, and she does all this while attending classes and juggling her personal life. I admire her very much for everything she does!”

Show the warmth this Valentine’s week and enter into the contest. You could even use the gift card to buy your valentine a great piece of WSU clothing!