Information for Students Traveling to Campus Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

To all Lawrence students and their families affected by recent natural disasters, please know that your safety and well-being is our number one priority as dangerous situations unfold. For any student whose travel to campus for the start of the fall term may be delayed by the effects of Harvey, Irma, western wildfires and other natural disasters, know that all efforts will be made to accommodate your housing and class schedules whenever you’re able to arrive. Should any students have specific questions or concerns about how these events are impacting their start of the fall term, they should contact the Dean of Students Office at 920-832-6596 or and we will work with you and coordinate with other campus offices to respond to your needs.

Office of Student Life

The Student Life division is led by Christopher Card, Vice President for Student Life, and Curt Lauderdale, Dean of Students.

Their offices are located on the first floor of Raymond House. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 12 noon and 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Meet with the Dean

Questions or concerns in the following areas should be directed to Dean Lauderdale:
•Campus life policies and procedures
•Exemptions to residency and board requirements
•Special housing needs due to medical, psychological or disability situations
•Questions about services in non-academic areas of student life
•Campus emergencies and student well-being
•Involvement with Appleton emergency personnel

Contact the Dean of Students

To contact the dean of students, send an email to, or call 920-832-6596.

Report A Concern

Use this form to report a concern about a Lawrence University student.

Information will be shared with LU's Early Alert Committee for evaluation and follow-up.

Student Life Mission Statement

The Student Life division at Lawrence University supports and enhances the University mission to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in a distinctive residential college environment. As educators, we cultivate a student-centered community that promotes leadership, lifelong learning, personal well-being, respect for diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, and responsible and meaningful citizenship.

Goals for the Student Life Division

•Provide opportunities that encourage students to become educated about social issues, connect student strengths and interests to respond to issues through service and promote personal reflection and awareness activities.
•Foster leadership development through community living, student employment opportunities, student government, and student clubs and organizations.
•Promote awareness and respect through programming, educational opportunities, engagement, and identity development to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment and campus community.
•Provide opportunities that facilitate and sustain growth in the multiple dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environment, intellectual, and occupational.
•Help students become lifelong learners by engaging them in local, national, and global issues and by teaching them to apply skills learned in this student-centered community to their life beyond Lawrence.
•Create an environment where students learn to take responsibility for their actions.

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