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Get ready for Blue & White Homecoming Weekend

Blue & White Homecoming Weekend is almost here! As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, it’s time to reignite an annual homecoming tradition that will bring alumni and families to campus to celebrate with the Lawrence community. There is something for everyone—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families—and everyone is invited to join.

Blue & White Homecoming Weekend October 6-9, 2022

See the full Blue & White Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Fall Preview Concert
Friday, October 7: 8-9 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Chapel. In addition to the return of our beloved Kaleidoscope, we’re thrilled that the choir is giving us a sneak peek of their work with this fall preview concert.

Vikings Tailgate
Saturday, October 8: Tailgate: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Lawrence vs. Cornell Football Game: 1-4 p.m. Banta Bowl. Experience the Fan Zone at this pre-football tailgate – food trucks, lawn games, inflatables, music, and more! 
*Credit/debit payment required for select offerings.

Saturday, October 8: 8–9:15 p.m., Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, 400 W. College Ave., Appleton. First performed in 2006, Kaleidoscope’s nonstop, 75-minute format provides a rapid-fire musical spectrum showcasing the sheer variety and mastery of students attending the Lawrence University Conservatory.
*Tickets required. Purchase tickets here.

Tennis, Cross Country, and More!
Saturday, October 8: On Saturday, our athletes start the day out strong with a women’s tennis match on the Lawrence Courts at 9 a.m. After they swing their way to victory, run over to Reid Golf Course to cheer on our men’s and women’s cross country teams at 11 a.m.

Kaleidoscope 7 is coming Oct. 8

400 students
11 ensembles

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

The most comprehensive musical evening on Lawrence’s concert calendar, Kaleidoscope is performed every other year and spotlights the large ensembles and select chamber groups.

Ticket Information

Adults $20
Seniors $15
Students $8

LU Discount tickets of $8 available at the Lawrence University Box office only with LU ID.

Tickets are available from:

Lawrence University Box Office
The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m., and is located inside the Music-Drama Center, 420 E. College Ave.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Additional info about the Fox Cities PAC:

Sign up to help on Giving Day; get a free shirt

Lawrence’s annual Giving Day is set for Wednesday, Oct. 26, and organizers are looking for Lawrence faculty and staff to help out. You know Lawrence University like no one else. We believe your voice in support of Giving Day will carry a lot of weight. That is why we are asking our faculty and staff to become Giving Day Ambassadors. 

Ways that you can be a Giving Day Ambassador: Spread the word by posting on social media, texting, emailing, or calling your LU connections asking them to support Giving Day; participate in the Giving Day Challenges on the Lawrence Facebook and Instagram pages; wear your Giving Day T-shirt (more information on that below) to campus events; talk about Giving Day in your classes.

As a thank you, we will gift you with a LU Giving Day shirt to show off your school pride on Giving Day and beyond.  If you’re ready to help, just fill out this simple form, and we will get in touch with you on how you can help. Please note we will need to receive the completed form by Sept. 25 to get the T-shirt to you in time for Giving Day.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

7th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration 2022
Main Hall Green October 10, 2022 5-7 p.m.
Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

Many cities and states across the United States have replaced the Columbus Day holiday with the official recognition of Indigenous People’s Day. Lawrence University welcomes the entire Fox Cities community to join us in celebrating and learning about the many contributions of Indigenous people globally through song, dance, food, and local Native American guest speakers/leaders.

-Opening Prayer: Dennis Kenote, Menominee elder
-Singing performance by Appleton Area School District high school students
-Guest Speaker: Ron Corn Sr, Tribal Chairman of the Menominee Nation
-Drumming Dreams guided meditation by Navajo artist and community healer Kristina Nez Begay
-Native American & Hawaiian music, singing, and dancing demonstrations
-Indigenous food provided throughout the event

Rain site: WCC/Somerset

Sponsored by LUNA (Lawrence University Native Americans) AASD (Appleton Area School District) D&IC (LU Diversity & Intercultural Center) S&RL (LU Spiritual & Religious Life) and NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities)

We collectively acknowledge that Lawrence University is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk people.

Register to vote: Here’s how to do it on campus

The Center for Community Engagement & Social Change and the City Clerk of Appleton have partnered to provide three on-campus voter registration opportunities in advance of the Nov. 8 election.

Location: Mead Witter Room, Warch Campus Center

Tuesday, September 27 – 9am-1pm

Wednesday, September 28 – 1pm-5pm

Monday, October 3 – 10am-1pm

Election Transportation:

Get a ride to the polls! On Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) there will be shuttles going to our polling location from 7am to 8pm! Shuttles will be leaving from Wriston Turnaround all day long!

If you are interested in being a paid shuttle driver, please email the CCE (

Planning to get there on your own? Our polling location is St. Joseph’s Parish (404 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54911).

Staff invited for coffee and pastries

All staff are invited to kick off the new academic year in delicious style – with coffee and pastries provided by Staff Council.

Stop by Thursday, September 29, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Harper-Shattuck Lobby in the Conservatory. Grab a coffee and your favorite sweet treat to go or stay and meet old colleagues and greet new ones!

We hope to see you there!

Office Hours with President Carter

President Laurie A. Carter is offering office hours to students throughout the 2022-23 academic year.

Office hours are held on the dates below from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. in the President’s office. To schedule a time, please reach out to Andrea Thorsbakken at or 920-832-6525.

Sept. 27Jan. 24April 18
Nov. 15Feb. 21May 30

Fall Term dates are Sept. 27 and Nov. 15.

Office hours are subject to change.

Affinity Spaces plans Fall Welcome events

Working together across campus, the Affinity Spaces bring together students with shared identities.

Affinity Spaces Mixer
@ the Diversity and Intercultural Center
Tuesday, Sept. 20th 5-7 PM
Come and meet staff and students from the Affinity Spaces-free meal provided.

Welcome Brunch
@ the International House
Wednesday, Sept. 28th 11 AM-1 PM
Join Affinity Spaces staff and students for brunch and try a variety of unique foods!

Spirit Space Plant Giveaway
@ the Center for Spiritual & Religious Life
Thursday, Oct. 6th, 5-7:30 PM
Come join in an open house celebration for the Spirit Space, and leave with a potted plant!

Sponsored by: The Diversity and Intercultural Center, The Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center, Spiritual and Religious Life, and International Student Services at LU.

Transamerica webinars available

Investing for Retirement webinar hosted by Transamerica

Participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a terrific way to prepare for the future. But is the money in your account invested appropriately? This webinar will tackle that critical question and help you understand the basic principles and how they apply to retirement.

Explore key topics, including:

  • The building blocks of investing
  • The impact of inflation and why it cannot be ignored
  • How risk and time horizon factor into your investments
  • Adjusting your strategy over time


Get retirement ready! Attend a Medicare webinar hosted by Transamerica

Join Transamerica as they host an informative webinar to help you learn about your healthcare coverage for retirement — including your Medicare options — as it’s a vital part of retirement planning. Transamerica can help explain the A, B, Cs, and Ds of Medicare and how to create an effective healthcare strategy.