Residence Hall Activities
Community Advisors (CAs) work full-time to create outlets for students to bond with their neighbors with activities like game nights, trips to the Appleton Farmers Market, tote bag decorating sessions, and much more. Be on the lookout for invites from your CA throughout the year!
CA Molly Ruffing '22 cooks s'mores in the Sage Hall fireplace with friends and residents.
With dozens and dozens of student organizations to choose from, each dedicated to a specific interest and activity, it’s easy to find the club that’s right for you.
From sea shanties to swing dancing, and recess club to social justice organizations, find your niche using the directory or hear from group leaders directly at the annual involvement fair.
Professional student organizations help students prepare for their post-graduation careers and bond with others on a similar path. Aspiring doctors, lawyers, writers, bakers—and the list goes on—become a member today!
Lawrence has a variety of student-led organizations, embedded in every facet of the campus community. These groups empower student voices, celebrate culture and identity, and provide a launchpad for exploration.
If you want to get your voice out there, try your hand at cross-campus communications with the campus paper. As the official student newspaper of Lawrence University, The Lawrentian is a hub for student news, opinions, photography, and more.
Volunteering offers the chance to connect with classmates, get to know the local community, and give back all at the same time. With six distinct service areas, each with a variety of programs, you’re sure to find your perfect volunteering niche.
MLK, Jr. Day of Service at Lawrence is an annual event that invites the entire Lawrence community to continue honoring the ideas of Dr. King through learning, serving, and celebrating together.
Student employment is a key outlet for getting involved with the campus community. There’s no shortage of jobs to choose from. Some of the most popular include food service in the Commons, the circulation desk in the Seeley G. Mudd library, or writing for the Communications office.
Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) facilitates real change on campus. Through the combined work of elected class representatives and appointed committee members, LUCC touches all aspects of university life. From finance to student welfare, LUCC is a vital part of Lawrence’s shared governance.
Playing a sport builds bonds across campus, regardless of your academic and professional interests. Be part of a laid-back recreational team!
It’s easy to associate wellness services with treadmills and counseling—and the Wellness Center does offer plenty of exercise equipment, mental health services, and healthcare professionals—but participation in wellness activities can also be a great way to get involved! In addition to programs and initiatives geared toward a particular aspect of health and wellness, Wellness Services also hosts weekly group activities including yoga, meditation, and volleyball games.
Trips & Study Abroad
There’s nothing like a change of scenery to get to know your fellow Lawrentians in a new light. Day trips to High Cliff State Park, weekend excursions to Björklunden, or international travel for an academic course—all these trips can help you get involved with your studies and classmates in a more hands-on, distinctive setting.
Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Resources
Our unique backgrounds and identities are key to shaping who we are as people and deserve to be nurtured in the university setting. Through resources in the Diversity and Intercultural Center, International House, and the recently established Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center, students can connect with classmates and staff who understand their experiences and can offer additional support. Likewise, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life connects interested students with options for exploring faith and spirituality.
Group Housing Based on Interests
Have a specific interest or passion? Immerse yourself in it while connecting with other students who feel the same way by living in one of Lawrence’s group houses.
Art house is a staple on the quad, SLUG house emphasizes sustainable living and eating, and Sankofa provides a shared space for students of marginalized identities. These are just a few of the current options. Don’t see your interest? New affinity housing options emerge periodically or start your own.
Greek organizations and members play a very active role on campus. If you’re looking for a more traditional, social group with a philanthropic orientation, Lawrence has four fraternities and three sororities to choose from.
Two professional fraternities offer performance, volunteer, and social opportunities for Lawrence musicians, and Beta Psi Nu is a social sorority aimed at empowering women of color. Formal recruitment takes place at the beginning of Winter Term, with informal admission occurring at various points throughout the year.
Lawrence students are an essential part of the wider Appleton community. With a vibrant art, music, and food scene, Appleton regularly presents a vast array of events that allow students to get involved with the rest of the town.
For information on the city and upcoming events, check out the Appleton downtown website or Instagram.