Welcome to the VR
The Viking Room (affectionately known by students as “The VR”) is Lawrence University’s on-campus bar and hang out spot. Located in the lower level of Memorial Hall, this piece of Lawrence history is run by student managers with the assistance of Greg Griffin. The bar features student bartenders, with occasional faculty and staff guest bartenders.
The VR's Mission
This campus watering hole was established with the purpose of fostering a deeper sense of community by providing a safe space where Lawrentians can meet, relax, and socialize. Founded in 1969, The VR is ripe with history-- evident in the hundreds of names of students past and present affectionately carved in the bar’s tables and booths. Fun fact: Founded in a time of social change, The VR was home to the first licensed female bartender in Appleton, Susan Jasin ‘69.