Navigating your Lawrence experience means more than just selecting a roommate and going to class. At Lawrence, the options for housing and involvement are as varied as the students.  When you live where you learn, each building has its own personality, just like our students.

We offer educational programs, leadership opportunities, and a full calendar of social, cultural, and recreational activities for you to engage in with your campus community. Whatever your experience, life on campus will help you come to know yourself as never before.  To make Lawrence your home, we encourage you to become involved in community.  Take advantage of what residence life has to offer, and your time at Lawrence will be well spent.  

Within Lawrence's housing options, there are affinity spaces that correspond to club and organization participation as well as doubles, triples, quad suites, singles, and cooperative lofts. All residences have kitchens and lounge spaces, and housing selection allows for you to indicate preferences for gender inclusive, gender specific, or mixed floors.  Requests are managed through a housing selection process each Spring which takes into consideration your roommate requests as well as group housing and affinity housing requests.

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Housing for Incoming Students

If you are an incoming transfer or first year student, we take measures to reflect on your requests while also honoring the mission of what a residential campus intends to teach you as an emerging adult.  There are Community Advisors specific to our first year students and their unique needs, trained to help you find community, answer your questions, and help navigate the campus as a whole.  Never shared a room?  We can help with communication tools and life skills to make the transition smooth.  By being honest with your personal living style (I'm a night owl / I'm a little messy / I'm very neat / I need quiet at certain hours) we aim to connect you with the right living situation to supplement your learning experience.  

Mailing Address

All mail, including packages are delivered to the Warch Campus Center. Students, or those wishing to send items to students, should always use the 711 E. Boldt Way address and the student specific SPC mailbox number as their campus address.  Using the street address other than Boldt Way will cause a delay.  

Students can pick up packages from 8am-7pm, Monday through Friday.  Postage stamps may be purchased from the campus mailroom.  

The USPS recommends mail be addressed as follows: 
   711 E. BOLDT WAY, SPC (insert SPC here)
   APPLETON, WI 54911

Unique Housing at Lawrence
Housing Selection The process occurring in Spring term where students complete portal detals and are assigned their lottery numbers. Timelines are specific. Refer to the Important Housing Dates for guidance. Be sure that your student account is paid and does not have a financial hold.
Roommate Groups A Roommate Group is how the housing portal determines roommate pairs for doubles, triples, and quads Use the Housing Portal to manage your Roommate Group Roommate Groups can be modified or deleted after they have been created. For example, you form a roommate group of 4 but don't receive a quad assignment. You can then split your roommate group in two before doubles room selection begins.
Affinity Housing Affinity Housing refers to the buildings, floors or lofts that correspond to particular campus organizations or clubs. Group or club members are not required to live within their affinity spaces, and some affinity groups may be housed together within a specific building, or have specific floors within a general residence hall. Not offered for first year students.
Gender Inclusive Housing Mixed gender residences or floors within residences. Gender Inclusive Housing is different than mixed gender rooms. These terms are better defined within the Housing Portal
Early Arrival Requests Any student requesting to be housed within student residences.prior to the start of the academic term. Students on campus for sponsored campus employment, sports, or research assistance will have their housing dates apply for the duration of that experience. An early housing request may be required for employment or research assistants depending on the situation. Meal service may not be available for early arriving residents.
Summer Housing Students living on campus in a 'rental' rather than 'residential' capacity. Accommodations or allowances may not apply during Summer Housing assignment. Summer Housing has a specific end date. Summer Residents may be required to move from their summer residence to their Fall residence on a specific date. Meal service is available for individual purchase outside of the academic meal plan. Summer residents on campus for Sports will have meals included.
Winter Break Housing Students remaining on campus in their assigned rooms during or after D-Term, and prior to Winter term A housing fee will apply. Housing for students enrolled in D-term is included in the cost of D-Term enrollment. Meal service is included for residents enrolled in D-term. There is no meal service after the conclusion of D-term.
Spring Break Housing Students remaining on campus during the university's published Spring Break No additional housing fees will apply Meal Service is available during Spring Break
Roommate Agreement Required of all students residing on campus, regardless of room assignment. Available for review within the Housing Portal Roommate agreements are required even if you are requesting a single room.