WsYOU – Winona Student Rentals

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Quality Student Housing & Academic Success

​The importance of a student’s housing choices, in terms of both social and academic success while at Winona State University cannot be overestimated. Studies have shown that the quality of housing is correlated with academic success. In order to be successful in college, students need a college “home” where they feel safe, secure, and comfortable. He or she needs a place with enough room to stretch out (without hitting both walls). Peace and quiet must at least be an option, as it is absolutely vital for sleep and study!

Vision Statement

We strive to be the area’s leader in quality student rental houses and apartments. Through our products, services, innovation, and growth, we continually strive to raise the standards for housing quality and resident satisfaction. We are committed to supporting the quality of student life through the sponsorship of campus athletic programs, scholarships and paid internships.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the premier student rental housing in the Winona area. Through quality, professionalism, kindness, and consistency, we constantly strive to offer our renters the highest level of comfort, security, privacy, and world-class service. By offering every size and type of private room, house and apartment, we continue to maintain and expand our renters’ housing options. Our well-trained, full-time office and maintenance staff are committed to helping students and their parents find and secure a rental home that fits with each student’s individual needs, preferences, lifestyle, and budget.

WSYOU and Quad 2.0 Office Winona Rental Properties
Our Office (Next to WSU. Open all day, week days. 24-hr live emergency response.)

Our office is unique in two important ways for students. Located at 555 Huff St, we have the only off-campus student housing office next to Winona State University.

In addition, our office is the only student housing office open full-time, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. Our maintenance team is on-call 24/7 in case of emergencies. Regardless of your level of experience in renting off-campus housing, our friendly and experienced staff is here to help you every step of the way. Feel free to e-mail, call, text, or just drop by our office anytime. No appointment needed.

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Meet Us
Rich Wacksman
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Jennifer Barton
Senior Vice President, Product
Nick Swift
Chief Technology Officer
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WSU Scholarships

Bluff City Properties, LLC contributes financially for annual scholarships presented to learners at Winona State University. These scholarships are awarded through the Winona State University Foundation.

WsYOU Student Housing Scholarship

Bluff City Properties provides an in-kind scholarship each year to current residents to cover their housing costs while attending WSU for the following year.


We offer paid internships to WSU students that offer real-world training, and experience, with a financial stipend. Our internships, whether required as part of an academic major or not, can look great on a resume for future employment. Time commitments can be variable, from 15-35 hours per week. Internships can be either “required” or “non-required,” as well as “for credit,” or “non-credit.” WsYou/Bluff City Properties’ supervisor will coordinate with your WSU professor or academic advisor in cases where internships are taken for academic credit. Graduating with real-world experience is usually more important than grades in securing that first post-graduation employment position.

Athletics Sponsorship

WsYOU/Bluff City Properties, LLC is an official sponsor of Winona State University Warrior Athletics. Through the Corporate Partnership Program, we assist WSU by making annual financial contributions for the purpose of maintaining academic and athletic excellence. The Corporate Partnership Campaign, initiated to bring area businesses and WSU Athletics together in a joint venture, is used to generate much needed revenue for WSU to maintain its level of excellence. Winona State Athletics is constantly identifying new opportunities to market and add value to businesses and organizations who share common missions, values and strategic goals to those of WSU.

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