A mascot for all Lawrentians. 

Lawrence's Newest Viking

We introduced a new logo for Vikings Athletics in 2021, one that combined the Amos Lawrence Family Coat of Arms with traditional Viking heraldry. The one unifying factor? The antelope.

Lawrence Antelope Viking Mascot holding shield
Lawrence Antelope Viking Mascot

Meet the LU Antelope during Blue & White Homecoming Weekend at one of the many scheduled appearances. Get to know them and then watch for information about a naming contest following the big weekend!

Meet the mascot at the following events during Blue & White Homecoming Weekend


Friday, October 7

Outdoor Games and Activities
Students are invited to get in the homecoming spirit by participating in various games and activities on the Quad.
Quad
6–7:30 p.m.
Audience: students only

Viking Hall of Fame Dinner
Alex Goodson Ruikis '10, Joe Loehnis '06, Sue Schneider Harrison '78, Hayley Vatch Breden '09, Andrew Wong '06 and the 1967-68 swimming and diving team will be inducted into the Lawrence University Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame.
Warch Campus Center
Somerset Room
6–9 p.m.
*Invite only, registration required

Student Talent Show
Students are invited to end day two of homecoming with a student talent show. Want to show off your skills and talents? Compete for the chance to win big prizes and be crowned Lawrence homecoming talent show champion!
Warch Campus Center
Esch Hurvis Room
9–10 p.m.
Audience: students only

Saturday, October 8

Vikings Tailgate
Experience the Fan Zone at this pre-football tailgate – food trucks, lawn games, inflatables, music, and more! 
Banta Bowl
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Shuttle transportation from the Wriston Turnaround beginning at 10:45 a.m.)
*Credit/debit payment required for select offerings
Audience: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families

Football Game
Lawrence University vs. Cornell College
Banta Bowl
1–4 p.m. (Shuttle transportation from the Wriston Turnaround from 10:45 a.m-3:30 p.m.)
*Students, faculty, and staff free of charge with LU ID. Alumni should check in at the alumni tent to gain free admission as well.
Audience: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families

Kaleidoscope
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.
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
400 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
8–9:15 p.m.
*Tickets required. Purchase tickets here.
Audience: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families

Fall Homecoming Dance
Students are cordially invited to celebrate the end homecoming with a night of fun and dancing! Grab your dance partner or your group of friends and get ready for an unforgettable night of food, beverages, live music, and much more!
Co-hosted by Lawrence International and SOUP

Warch Campus Center
Somerset Room
10 p.m.–12 a.m.
Audience: students only

Sunday, October 9

Brunch
All alumni and families are invited to join the campus community for brunch.
Andrew Commons
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
*Meal swipes or credit/debit payment required
Audience: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families

Ever wonder why an antelope is part of Lawrence’s logo? Or why our athletics nickname is the Vikings?  Or even why our colors are blue and white?

The Story Behind Antelopes, Vikings, and Blue & White

Like many Lawrence traditions, there’s a story behind our university heraldry—a story that continues today.