Community is a central feature of the Lawrence experience. Kindness is a key component of community, particularly a community like Lawrence's that values acceptance and belonging. Our 2nd annual 17 Days of Kindness community-wide campaign begins April 27.

What is 17 Days of Kindness?

17 Days of Kindness is a new Lawrentian tradition that showcases the best of our community through a mix of events, gratitude, and a celebration of the intentional and random acts of kindness that make Lawrence so special. Events will include Sunday S'mores with President Carter at Hamar House, campus food and other giveaways throughout the 17 Days, opportunities to share gratitude with those who have impacted Lawrence students virtually and in person, and kindness to ourselves through self-care.

 Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual 17 Days of Kindness, beginning on April 27!

17 Days of Kindness Schedule

April 27 – May 13

Be sure to stay tuned to @lawrenceuni on Instagram and look for the #BeKindLU through the 17 Days for virtual opportunities to celebrate and practice kindness. For more information, contact Carter Robinson:


Thursday, April 27

17 Days of Kindness Kickoff! 
Warch Campus Center Entrance / Campus-Wide 

Catch some candy from the campus taxi! Stop by WCC kickoff to learn more about 17 Days of Kindness and all of the upcoming events! 

Sponsored by the Office of S.E.A.L. 

Friday, April 28

CCE – Introduction to Community Partners 
Center for Community Engagement 

Come visit the CCE to learn more about community engagement and participate in a gallery walk to learn about some of our longstanding community partners. Staff will be available to answer questions and discuss opportunities for volunteering.

Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement & Social Change

Saturday, April 29

President's Ball
Warch Campus Center, Somerset/Pusey 

Join us for a majestic night in your best formal wear! A night of dancing to live jazz music and a DJ, themed refreshments, and a special appearance from Lawrence University's President! 

Sponsored by the Office of S.E.A.L. and S.O.U.P. 

Sunday, April 30

S’mores Sunday 
Hamar House 

Kindness is sweet, just like a s'more! Swing by Hamar House, President Carter's residence on North Park Avenue, to make s'mores. 


Monday, May 1

Self-Care Day
Outside Warch Campus Center

Take the day to treat yourself, and look after your physical and mental well-being. Stop by to learn more and grab some self care items! 

Co-sponsored with Title IX 

Tuesday, May 2

Warch Campus Center, Meade / Witter

 It's back! For the 3rd time this year; come make your own stuffed animal! First-come first-served while supplies last. 

Sponsored by the Office of SEAL and S.O.U.P 

Wednesday, May 3

Skilled Trade Workers Day
Outside Warch

Skilled trade workers! Facilities, custodial teams, etc. who make such a difference for Lawrence; take a moment to stop by for some donuts and beverages! 

Thursday, May 4

Food Pantry Donation Day!
Diversity & Intercultural Center 

Stop by the D&IC with food donations (see suggestions here) to be given to the Campus Food Pantry! 

Co-sponsored with Diversity & Intercultural Center  

FREE Chair Massages 

Free chair massages with Mel, on-campus massage therapist!

Sponsored by WELLU

Friday, May 5

Ice Cream Giveaway
Outside Warch 

Feeling hot? Stop by Warch to grab some ice cream and cool off. Vegan options available! 

Saturday, May 6

Warch Campus Center, Pusey Room

Showcase your vocal ability at tonight's karaoke night! Bring friends and have a good time! 

Sunday, May 7

Big Prize Bingo 
Warch Campus Center, Somerset

Feeling lucky? It's bingo night so come, relax, and may the numbers roll in your favor! 

Monday, May 8

Friendship Bracelets & Bubble Tea Voucher Giveaway! 
Office of SEAL

Celebrate your friends by making each other personalized friendship bracelets and picking up your FREE voucher for Bubble Tea! 

Sponsored by the Office of SEAL 

Tuesday, May 9

Snow Cone Giveaway
Outside Warch Campus Center

Feeling stressed? Chill-out with free snow-cones outside of Warch! If you're missing the snow as much as we are, stop by Warch with your friends to enjoy a fresh snow cone! 

Wednesday, May 10

Petal It Forward
Outside Commons / Campus Wide

Stop by to pickup a flower and petal your gratitude forward to someone else around campus!

Co-sponsored with WELLU 

Thursday, May 11

Third Shift Workers Day 
Memorial Hall, Room 114

Take some time out of your day to celebrate and thank our staff members such as our awesome custodians and security. They work tirelessly through the nights to keep campus thriving, so make sure to recognize their hard work! 

Friday, May 12

LU Spirit Day
All Day  
Campus Wide

 It's spirit day! Dress up in your finest LU merch and show school pride! 

Ask a Faculty/Staff member to Lunch Day! 
Outside Warch

 Students! Stop by to pick up an Andrew Commons ticket to bring a faculty/staff member to lunch! (Valid only on 5/12). Limited quantity available.  

Saturday, May 13

Community Scavenger Hunt 
Start: Main Green - Campus-wide / Downtown Appleton

 Team up with 2 other friends to solve riddles and find exciting landmarks in downtown Appleton as fast as possible. Prizes will be rewarded, so happy hunting!