The Winona Campus will benefit from the generosity of two families who recently donated a total of $7.5 million to the university. These two anonymous gifts will complete strategic priorities in the current Winona Campus master plan, while continuing to advance our competitiveness in the recruitment of students to the university.

The gifts will fund the design and construction of a new residence hall to serve first-year students, improve the aesthetics of the campus entrance, and erect a facility to greet guests to the university. As per the intention of the benefactors, the residence hall will be named in honor of Brother William. Plans are being finalized, with the goal to begin construction in early 2018 and open the residence hall by fall 2019.