WSU Graduate Student Technology Guide

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Announcements and Updates

For older announcements and updates, check the News Archive.

Featured Articles

The following resources highlight technology-related topics of special interest to graduate students. Featured articles will change regularly.


WSU computers are pre-configured by our campus IT department with general purpose software that meets the needs of most users. For discipline-specific or course-specific programs, WSU also offers additional software that is available to download on any WSU computer at any time.

Do You Have a Reliable Computer?

Do you have a reliable and powerful enough computer to succeed academically? Although graduate students are not required to participate in WSU's eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program, it may be a good option for you, providing a powerful laptop, supported software, and full integration with all campus network services. You can opt into the program for a semester or a full year. You can also rent a laptop from WSU for shorter periods as needed. If you have a personally-owned computer, make sure it meets our minimum system requirements.

Find Printing Services

Printing services are available for all WSU students on both the Winona and Rochester campuses, whether you are using a personally-owned or WSU computer.

Host Your Own Zoom Meetings

New to WSU?

The following resources help new graduate students get started and find the support they need.

Your StarID and Password

All Winona State students, faculty, and staff have a unique StarID username and password used to access online resources and services.

Your WSU Email

Your D2L Brightspace Courses

Many of your instructors use our D2L Brightspace online learning management system to provide students with access to course materials, resources, and activities.

Attending Zoom Meetings

Need Help?

If you need any support, the following teams are ready to assist you:

Technical Support Center (e.g., login problems, hardware issues)

  • Call 507-457-5240
  • Visit Somsen 207 (Winona) or GL 118 (Rochester)
  • Email: techsupport@winona.edu
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Digital Learning Commons (e.g., software and service questions)

  • Call 507-457-5240
  • Visit Krueger Library Digital Learning Commons (Winona) or GL 118 (Rochester)
  • Zoom: Meeting link available on D2L homepage
  • Email: techsupport@winona.edu

Summer Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday Not Open, Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Support also available on Zoom during open hours. Zoom Meeting link available on D2L homepage.

Fall/Spring Term Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Zoom only), Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Support also available on Zoom during open hours. Zoom Meeting link available on D2L homepage.

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