August 6, 1999: President Warch, members of the Executive Committee, and science faculty witness the "topping out" of the new Science Hall - the placing of the last, uppermost piece of structural steel.
August 7, 2006: President Beck announced the largest philanthropic gift to Lawrence to date, an anonymous $15 million donation.
August 9, 1848: At their second annual meeting, the LU Board of Trustees finalized their decision to locate the institution at what was then known as "Grand Chute."
August 15, 1993: The original Bjorklunden lodge was heavily damaged by fire, destroying much of the original murals, furniture and woodwork by Winifred Boynton. The entire lodge was razed soon after the fire.
August 20, 1846: Amos A. Lawrence wrote to Reeder Smith, commissioning him to investigate the possibility of establishing a college on his land in Wisconsin.
August 22, 1886: Amos A. Lawrence, one of the founders and the namesake of Lawrence University, died at his home in Massachusetts.