Students and advisors from WSU-Rochester engage with the Campus Activity Board.

Guest Blog by Trent Dernbach, Student Success and Career Advisor

 

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester!  We hope that everyone had a safe and healthy summer. WSU-Rochester students, faculty, and staff are returning to campus and are ready to go. As the world continues to learn more about reducing the risk of COVID-19, we are planning to bring back some of our favorite student life activities.

The WSU-Rochester Campus Activity Board (CAB) has put together a variety of events for the Fall 2021 semester that will include both on and off-campus activities. The safety of our students is always a top priority. All of our student activities will follow CDC, MN Department of Health, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. We will follow all policies put in place by WSU, our event venues and hosts, and state and local governments.

 

Learn more about Winona State University’s response to COVID-19

 

The best way to fight COVID-19 is by getting vaccinated. Winona State University strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated if they are eligible to do so and have not yet already. We also strongly encourage masking when indoors in public settings and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required in all public spaces in all campus buildings. University policies will adapt as we get new guidance from the CDC and our local and state governments.

We are ready to be flexible! As the pandemic develops, we may need to cancel, postpone, or adapt some of the activities we have planned. We are hopeful that our students will be able to fully participate. Continue reading for details on upcoming student activities. Let’s go!

For questions about WSU-Rochester student activities, please contact me at tdernbach@winona.edu or 507.285.7100.

WSU-Rochester is looking for students to join our Campus Activity Board. Students can develop and lead student life programming in Rochester!  If you want to take an active role in campus activities, please email me at tdernbach@winona.edu.

 

 

Student Workshop: Making Sense of StrengthsFinder®

WSU-Rochester students are invited to a "Making Sense of StrengthsFinder" Workshop.

Wednesday, September 15, 7:00-8:30 PM
WSU-Rochester on Broadway
400 S Broadway, Suite 300

Register for this free student workshop

Find your strength!

Do you know your “top 5 Strengths”? Have you already taken the StrengthsFinder®/CliftonStrengths® assessment, but never really reflected on how your strength themes show up in your life and in your relationships?

WSU-Rochester students are invited to join us for a special campus StrengthsFinder® session with Bethany von Steinbergs, a Talent & Organizational Consultant with Flourish Consulting. Bethany specializes in strengths-based development of people, teams, and organizations. During this student event, she will introduce us to CliftonStrengths® and help us explore our own strengths as individuals and as a campus community. Learn about the history and philosophy of StrengthsFinder®. Find out what a strengths assessment reveals about you. Harness the power that comes from knowing your own strengths.

This event is limited to 40 students. Registration is required.

Get full details and register for Making Sense of StrengthsFinder®

 

 

Community Event: Dogs Downtown

A dog receives an exclusive WSU pet bandana at Dogs DowntownSaturday, September 18, 11 AM-3 PM
Peace Plaza, Downtown Rochester

WSU-Rochester is proud to sponsor community events throughout the year! Bring your canine companions and visit with us at the annual Dogs Downtown event hosted by the Rochester Downtown Alliance. Stop by our sponsor table for some pooch-friendly tasty treats. Get your exclusive WSU-Rochester pet bandana for your best canine friend. Please be sure to follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the RDA and Olmsted County.

Learn more about Dogs Downtown

Read the Dogs Downtown Insider’s Guide 2021

 

 

Student Bus Trip: MN United vs. Houston Dynamo

WSU-Rochester students are invited to join us for a bus trip to watch a soccer match with the Minnesota United

Saturday, September 25
Bus departs Rochester at 4:30 PM
Match starts at 7:00 PM

 

Kick off the semester with the MN United!

WSU-Rochester students are invited to join us to watch the MN United vs. Houston Dynamo soccer match on Saturday, September 25 at Allianz Field in St. Paul.

Our coach bus will depart from the RCTC Sports Center at 4:30 PM. The match starts at 7 PM.

WSU-Rochester students can purchase their tickets at our Student & Campus Services Office (SS 128 on the RCTC Campus). Students must show their WSU-Rochester ID to purchase tickets. Cash or check only. Limit two tickets per student. We only have 40 tickets available, so students are encouraged to get theirs now. For assistance purchasing tickets, please contact me at tdernbach@winona.edu or 507.285.7100.

Price is $10 per ticket. Ticket includes transportation to and from the game via coach bus. We recommend riding along with us to get the full student experience. Students and their guests can also meet us at the stadium if they prefer.

Major League Soccer is now using a digital ticket system. Ticket buyers will be provided instructions on how to access their digital tickets.

The coach bus will load at 4:00 PM and depart promptly at 4:30 PM from in front of the RCTC Sports Center.  We will have time to explore the stadium before the match begins at 7 PM. We will head back to Rochester as soon as the match is over.

 

Student Entertainment: CineMagic Movie Tickets

Ready to go back to the cinema? Free student movie tickets are back!

Starting on Wednesday, September 1, currently enrolled WSU-Rochester students can pick up one free movie ticket per month. Students can get their free monthly ticket at our Student & Campus Services office (SS 128 on the RCTC campus) or from the reception area of the WSU-R on Broadway offices (400 S Broadway Ave, Suite 300). Students must show their current WSU-R Warrior ID card to pick up a ticket. Free student movie tickets are good for any movie at CineMagic Hollywood 12 Theatre or can be used for some concessions.

  • Tickets are for the CineMagic Hollywood 12 Theatre located at 2171 Superior Drive NW in Rochester, MN.
  • If a movie is listed as “No Passes,” an additional $1 fee will be charged when using the student ticket.
  • An additional charge also applies to any 3-D movies.
  • Students MUST show a valid WSU-R Warrior ID when using these tickets at the theatre! WSU-R Warrior IDs can be obtained from our Tech Support Center located in Coffman Center 122 on the RCTC campus. For more info on getting a WSU-R Warrior ID, please contact Matt Brown at mbrown@winona.edu.
  • Please be sure to follow the COVID-19 policies of the venue.
  • These tickets are for current WSU-R students only.

 

Student Activity: Bowlocity Passes 

WSU-Rochester students can get free passes to the Bowlocity Entertainment Center in Rochester.Ready, set, bowl! Bowlocity student passes are back.

Beginning in October, currently enrolled WSU-Rochester students can pick up one Bowlocity pass, good for 2 games of bowling or laser tag, plus $5 in the arcade area. Bowlocity passes can be picked up in our Student & Campus Services office (SS 128 on the RCTC campus) or from the reception area of the WSU-R on Broadway offices (400 S Broadway Ave, Suite 300). Students must show their current WSU-R Warrior ID card to get their passes.

 

  • Bowlocity is located at 2810 N Broadway Ave in Rochester, MN.
  • We only have 150 passes—when they are gone, they are gone!
  • Please be sure to follow the COVID-19 policies of the venue.
  • These passes are for current WSU-R students only.

 

 

Let’s have a safe and active semester! I hope you will join me and get involved with student life at WSU-Rochester. Connect with me at tdernbach@winona.edu or 507.285.7100 for more information or to get involved with the Campus Activity Board.

 

 

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