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COVID-19 updates

September 10, 2020

Undergrad Student Information


I would like to thank you again for all your hard work with adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines. This week, we have seen a lull in our positive test numbers, and I know much of that is because of your dedication and desire to stay on campus through November.

As you know, Winona State University is seeing a large number of positive COVID-19 cases. I ask you to be extra vigilant especially when you are off campus. Please continue to keep our campus safe. This is also not a time to experience COVID-19 fatigue. We are in this together and only together will we successfully reach our goal of remaining on campus throughout the semester.


Tim Gossen, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

COVID-19 updates

  • When we successfully meet our goal of staying in session until late November, students will be asked to leave campus as if they were leaving for break. The residential experience will officially close on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and will not reopen until the second semester. Only students still in quarantine, those needing to quarantine before their travel (pre-approved), and those approved by the university will be allowed to remain on campus. Personal items within rooms will remain, however all items, except for air purifiers, will be unplugged.
  • Students in quarantine now have the option to order items from the Cardinal Club store and have a friend pick them up and safely deliver them to you. Items will be delivered to students staying in the Alverna Center. Additional information will be sent to you from the Office of Student Affairs.

Wireless issues on campus

Residential students should use an ethernet cord and plug into the wall jack when using devices. The wireless connection within residence halls will work, but plugging in from time to time will assist with potential bandwidth issues. If you are experiencing wireless issues, contact the HelpDesk at or by calling 507-457-7800.