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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
It's spirit day! Dress up in your finest LU merch and show school pride!
Ask a Faculty/Staff member to Lunch Day!
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!