September 26, 1894: The installation ceremony for Lawrence University's seventh and longest-serving president, Samuel Plantz, was held.
September 27, 1951: Students protested what they termed President Pusey's "ban on necking" at Memorial Union - a reaction to administrative action limiting social interaction in fraternity and sorority spaces to chaperoned events.
September 28, 1964: This was the first day of classes for Lawrence University following the consolidation with Milwaukee-Downer College.
September 29, 1955: The university delayed the beginning of the school year by two weeks in order to ensure that no incoming students would be exposed to the polio outbreak that afflicted Appleton during the summer.
September 30, 1997: Tony Kushner opened the 1997-1998 convocation series with his address, "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism."
October 2, 1965: The first football game was played in the newly dedicated Lawrence Bowl, with 5,400 spectators cheering on Lawrence in their first home game in the stadium against St. Olaf College, winning 26-21.