Congratulations from the Career Center!

Congratulations, Lawrentians! You made it through a truly unprecedented year and we’re proud of you! For all of you returning in the fall, the summer is the perfect time to do some career reflection, reach out to alumni on Viking Connect, update your resume/cover letter materials, prepare for graduate school applications, work on job applications, etc. We encourage you to make an appointment directly through Handshake with an advisor in the Career Center – we’re open all summer! For all of you graduating seniors, our office continues to support you this summer and beyond in your life after Lawrence!

We wish you all a wonderful summer and hope to connect with you soon!

Senior Picnic Friday

The Senior Class Leadership Team invites the entire senior class to a class picnic THIS Friday on the Main Hall Green from 5-7 p.m. Burgers, chickpea burgers, brats, vegan brats, potato salad, vegan salad, chips, and fresh watermelon will be served.

Senior Letters

Do you recall writing yourself a letter at the class dinner during your Welcome Week? We saved them and they are being put in your SPC. Please stop in Warch and pick yours up. For those graduates not on or returning to campus, we will mail them to your home address next week.

Fulbright Group Presentation Session

Are you interested in a fully-funded opportunity to conduct research or teach abroad after graduation? Attend this general session with Fulbright staff members and Lawrence’s Claire Kervin, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Fellowships Advising, on Tuesday, June 15 at 1pm CDT to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Register here to receive the zoom link!

Meals for Seniors through Commencement

Meals for graduating seniors will be served in Andrew Commons:

Thursday 6/10: brunch (10:30-12:30) and dinner (5pm-7pm)
Friday 6/11: brunch (10:30-12:30) and picnic on the green ( 5pm-7pm ) (Seniors only)
Saturday 6/12: brunch (10:30-12:30) and dinner( 5pm-7pm)
Sunday 6/13: continental breakfast (8am-9am)

All meals are complimentary for graduating seniors.

There is no meal plan for undergrads after dinner on Wednesday June 9th.

Non-senior Lawrence students may pay at the door (Viking Gold or credit/debit card) for all meals EXCEPT the Senior picnic.

D&I Professional Development Survey

The Professional Development Subcommittee wants to know about the development work you and your colleagues are doing related to diversity and inclusion—and what opportunities you’d like to see.

This information will help the subcommittee identify current areas of interest and need related to diversity and inclusion programming, as well as identify barriers related to participation and access for upcoming offerings.

Take the survey here:

All responses are anonymous.

Emergency Grant Funding is Available for All Lawrentians

On Friday, May 28 students received the following email:

We know many students continue to incur extraordinary or unplanned expenses due to the ongoing global pandemic. We write today to let you know emergency grant funding is available to assist with some of these expenses.

Thanks to Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) funds the university received via grants from the Department of Education, emergency grant funding is available for all Lawrentians—regardless of citizenship status.

HEERF grants are prioritized for students with exceptional need. Emergency grant funding is intended to help with any component of your cost of attendance (such as tuition, housing, food, transportation, technology, health care, personal expenses or dependent care), as well as emergency costs that arose due to the pandemic. Although funding is not available for future expenses over the summer, a significant amount of HEERF grants will be available to students at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year.

HEERF grants for this round of applications will be disbursed on June 16. Grant payment can be applied towards your student account or paid directly to you (by check or deposited in your bank account on file with Lawrence). To apply for funding, click here or visit

The priority consideration date to complete the application is 4:59pm CT on Sunday, June 13, 2021

Stay well.

Curt Lauderdale 
Dean of Students

Ryan Gebler 
Director of Financial Aid

Save the Date! Celebration of Life for John Koopman on Sunday, July 18, in Appleton.

Headshot of John Koopman
John Koopman, Founder of Lawrence’s Opera Program

Where:  Homestead Meadows, W7560 Spencer Road, Appleton, WI (near airport) .  Event will be outdoors (large tent) and masks are required (available at event).

When:  Sunday July 18, 2021, 1:30PM to 5PM (main program starts at 2:30PM).

Who:  John’s family invites anyone who wishes to celebrate and honor John.  The program will include words from friends and family, and special musical contributions.  Guests will also be invited to speak.

Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and other refreshments will be served throughout.

Please RSVP and for more information:  Phone: 920-319-4200, email:  or Facebook Event page: ; these sites are hosted by 88 Events for the Koopman family.

For more information on John: and and

Invoices and Credit Card **Year-End Reminders**

With our FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2021 (FY21) approaching, please be reminded of the following :

    • Please approve invoices for FY21and have them to the Financial Services office by Friday, July 16th
      • Any invoice received in our office after July 16th , will be entered into FY22.  If you are expecting an invoice that needs to be posted to FY21, but have not received it by the deadline of July 16, please contact Financial Services to work out a solution.
      • For invoices being processed near June 30, please clearly identify which fiscal year the invoice relates to as FY21 or FY22. 
        • Generally, invoices should be recorded in the fiscal year for which the delivery of the product or service relates. For example, if an invoice is dated June 25th, 2021 but is for services that will be provided after July 1st, the invoice should be posted to FY22. Conversely, if the invoice has a date of July 5th, 2021 but was for services provided prior to June 30th, that invoice should be posted to FY21. 
        • If there has been a consistent alternate posting method for a routine vendor invoice, please make note of this on the invoice.
    • All FY21 expense reports should be created, reviewed and approved NO LATER than July 16.
      • If you are contacted by Financial Services regarding late reports, PLEASE comply with their requests to complete your outstanding CERTIFY reports for compliance with our annual outside audit. 
    • If any down payments for product or services were made on an LU credit card, please contact Financial Services for proper coding.
    • CAUTION:  In CERTIFY, please review credit card purchases made near June 30 and only include purchases that should be entered into FY21 on your final June 15-June 30 expense report.  There may be transactions that were purchased prior to June 30; however, they may be posted with a July 2021 date in CERTIFY due to the banking industry processes.  If there is a July posted transaction that should be in FY21, you may include that transaction on your final June CERTIFY report.  You will have to modify your report date range to June 15- July 1 or as applicable. 
  • Please contact Brandie Jewett X6542, Kay GuiletteX7205 or Amy Price X7164 with any questions.