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Students staying on campus for D-Term, we have lots of fun FREE activities for you!

Full D-Term+ Schedule of Events

Recurring Events

Student Welfare Committee Shuttle

A shuttle will pick up and drop off to Wriston Circle and run continuously to Woodman’s, Walmart, and the Fox River Mall:

  • Mondays, 11/27-12/11 between 4-8 p.m.
  • Friday, 12/15 between 1-4 p.m.

Lawrence Student Food Pantry

Complete the form by 10 a.m. on Tuesdays for same-day pickup. The last food pantry pickup will be Friday, 12/15.

Pick-up Sports & Open Gyms

Pick-up basketball will take place in the Wellness Center:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11/28-12/14 at 12 p.m.

Pick-up volleyball will take place in the Wellness Center:

  • Fridays, 12/1-12/15 at 12 p.m.

Holiday Events

  • DIY & Desserts
    11/30 | 3-5 p.m. | International House
  • Holiday Baking
    12/1 | 1-3 p.m. | Spirit Space
  • Makerspace Project
    12/4 | 1-3 p.m. | Makerspace (1st floor Library)
  • Cocoa & Crafts
    12/5 | 3-5 p.m. | Spirit Space
  • Celebrate Diversity w/Crafts
    12/7 | 3-5 p.m. | D&IC
  • Movie Night: Elemental
    12/9 | 8 p.m. | Warch Cinema
    12/10 | 3 p.m. | Warch Cinema
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
    12/11 | 1-3 p.m. | Library
  • Gingerbread House Competition
    12/12 | 3-5 p.m. | D&IC
  • Games!
    12/13 | 1-4 p.m. | 4th floor Warch

Viking Home Athletics

  • Women’s Hockey vs Lake Forest
    12/1 | 8 p.m. | Champion Center
  • Men’s Hockey vs Lake Forest
    12/2 | 8 p.m. | Appleton Ice Center
  • Men’s Basketball vs Knox
    12/6 | 3 p.m. | Alex Gym
  • Women’s Basketball vs Knox
    12/6 | 5 p.m. | Alex Gym
  • Women’s Hockey vs Concordia
    12/8 | 7 p.m. | Champion Center
  • Women’s Basketball vs Marian
    12/14 | 7 p.m. | Alex Gym
  • Men’s Basketball vs MLC
    12/15 | 5:30 p.m. | Alex Gym

Be sure to check back on the Lawrence Instagram (@lawrenceuni) for updates and possible pop-up events.

Wishing you all a restful break! Hope to see you at any of these events!

Hockey shuttles

The Office of Student Life is happy to announce that we are partnering with the Student Welfare Committee to provide a FREE shuttle to and from Men’s and Women’s Hockey games at the Appleton Family Ice Center and Community First Champion Center.

  • Pick up on game days will be at the Wriston Turnaround.
  • First pickup will be 45 minutes before the game starts, and then the driver will loop back around for a second pass.
  • At the end of the game, the shuttle will take you back to campus again.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this resource and go and support the LU Hockey teams!

ALL Employee Resource Group gathering

Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 3-5 p.m.
Wriston Lobby

Come hang out and learn about Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with other Lawrence faculty and staff.

Heavy appetizers and one (1) complimentary drink token will be provided. Additional drinks can be purchased with a debit or credit card.

Questions? Contact

ERG Gathering Flyer

About ERGs

Employee Resource Groups are intended to create community, provide resources, increase social networks, and encouraging a sense of belonging at a workplace. They’re a good place to find a friend, someone to have a coffee or a beer with, to problem solve or bounce ideas off, and with whom you have some aspect of identity in common.

All of these groups operate differently and have different needs. Some meet regularly and do things together; others are more loosely connected community who gather only for certain events; still others rarely meet but maintain resources available to them when needed. It really depends on the group.

Our current groups:

The following groups currently have no leadership:

  • Global Employees
  • Emerging Professionals

If you’re interested in joining or leading, please contact Helen Boyd Kramer, at

We’d also love to hear if there are any groups you’d like to create! These groups change depending on who is in them, so you’re welcome to create one if none of these serves you in ways that help you feel included and welcome.

The DEI office is happy to advise and assist in your creation, planning, and communication for your group.

Important News on Memorial Chapel

Built in 1919, age and the Wisconsin elements have taken their toll on our beautiful Chapel and its façade is experiencing compromised structural integrity.

Starting Monday, November 6, shoring of the façade with scaffolding will begin to minimize further damage as we head into winter. During this process, you should enter Memorial Chapel through the Shattuck entrance. Once the shoring is complete, you will be able to enter safely through the front doors.

Safety is priority! Please be aware of your surroundings at all times while the shoring is being built.

Fire Lanes and Restricted Parking Areas on Campus

New fire lane signs have been posted around the fire lanes that run through campus to alert drivers no parking areas. Signs that were posted in the past alerted drivers to pedestrian walking areas and reduced speed limits.

Please obey the reduced speed signs in these areas while driving golf carts, and gators. Pedestrians always have the right of way—at least 3 feet!

All campus fire lanes must be clear of parked vehicles. There is an exception for facilities operations service vehicles for short periods of time when performing building and equipment related tasks.

By keeping entrances and fire lanes clear and accessible, we will provide the required access for emergency responders.

Vehicles parked for hours in a no parking fire lane in front of Memorial Hall and the LU Wellness Center.

All campus fire lanes must be clear of parked vehicles. There is an exception for facilities operations service vehicles for short periods of time when performing building and equipment related tasks.

All personal vehicles must park in the designated parking lots or on the street parking spots on campus.

The Appleton Fire Department also drives around our campus to make sure that these areas are not being used for parking areas. We have received pictures of this inspection and have also warned contractors about parking in these areas and blocking access to building standpipe connections. (For example, the fire lane located by the south lower entrance doors to the Warch Campus Center). Also, keep areas clear and accessible around fire hydrants, making it is easy access the connections.

There will be daily inspections of fire lanes around Lawrence University and documenting vehicles that are parking in fire lanes. If you have questions, please contact Mark Musser (

Fire lane that runs between the LU Wellness Center and the Seeley G. Mudd Library.
Pedestrian Walk – 5 mph sign behind Steitz Hall, Handicapped and Service Vehicles only

Other locations of no parking fire lanes:

Below Briggs
E. Boldt Way Plaza
Sage Hall

Latin American & Spanish Film Festival

Oct. 26-29 | Warch Campus Center Cinema
FREE Admission
Films will be screened in original languages with English subtitles

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 4:30 p.m. | “Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Chile, 50 Years After the Coup”
    by Professor Patricia Vilches

    Followed by Chile ’76 (2022) | Chile, 2022 | Dir. Manuela Martelli
    Three years after Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile through a coup, establishing a military dictatorship, housewife Carmen finds herself drawn out from her comfortable lifestyle into playing a more active role in the resistance.
  • 8 p.m. | Argentina, 1985 | Argentina, 2022 | Dir. Santiago Mitre.
    The true story of how a public prosecutor, a young lawyer, and their inexperienced legal team dares to prosecute the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship.

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 5 p.m. | La Pecera (The Fishbowl) | Puerto Rico, 2023 | Dir. Glorimar Marrero Sánchez
    As cancer spreads, Noelia’s ultimately decides to return to her native Puerto Rico to claim her freedom and decide her own fate. She reunites with her friends and family, who are still dealing with contamination of the U.S. Navy after 60 years of military practices.
  • 7 p.m. | Noche Latina at LU | Somerset Room – Warch Campus Center
    Talk by Ariela Rosa | Dance + Live music

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • 5 p.m. | Un Lugar Llamado Música (A Place Called Music) | Mexico, 2022
    Followed by Q&A with Dir. Enrique M. Rizo.
    This documentary depicts the a musical journey between Mexican Wixárika musician Daniel Medina and American composer Philip Glass. Through a friendship that lacks words but abounds in must, they demonstrate that music is also a place in which lies an understanding of the most abstract forms of human emotions.
  • 8 p.m. | Perdidos en la Noche (Lost in the Night) | Mexico, 2023 | Dir. Amat Escalante
    In a small mining town in Mexico, Emiliano searches for those responsible for the disappearance of his activist mother. Receiving no help from the police, he finds a clue that leads him to the wealthy Aldama family. It’s not long before he has a job at their home and becomes determined to uncover the secrets beneath the surface.

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 2 p.m. | As Bestas (The Beasts) | Spain, 2022 | Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    A French couple move to a Galician town in search of a closer relationship with nature. However, a conflict with their neighbors, the Anta brothers, cause tensions to grow until the situation reaches a point of no return.

Sponsored by

  • Siekman Foundation
  • Helen Barr Rudin Fund and Foreign Language Coalition
  • Lawrence Department of Spanish
  • Friends of the Festival


Coming Soon – 2024 Annual Open Enrollment Period

The 2024 Open Enrollment period will begin on November 1 and run through November 14, 2023. Our annual Open Enrollment period provides all benefit-eligible employees an opportunity to make changes to their current coverage or enroll in coverage that was previously waived.

Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Additionally, we are excited to share that we will be able to gather again for an Open Enrollment Benefits Fair in the Warch Campus Center – Somerset Room on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

This event will provide opportunities to meet with University’s benefit providers, obtain benefit enrollment forms and the 2024 benefit guide, and connect with members of the Human Resources team about enrollment for the upcoming year.

Please watch for additional communication as we approach the start of the Open Enrollment period.