Miss hanging out with your friends in the VR or Andrew Commons? Grab a hangout kit and spend time there virtually!


If you can't be in the Viking Room with your friends, gather virtually to enjoy a beverage and good company.

Viking Room Backgrounds

Start a Zoom call (or another video conferencing service) and use these backgrounds to experience the VR in VR.

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VR Recipes

If you truly want to recreate the VR experience, follow one of these recipes to make a Viking Room signature cocktail.

Viking Room Recipes

Learn to make two signature Lawrence drinks: the Lawrentian and Honor Code.

VR Jukebox

Missing the jukebox? Hit up our spotify playlists!

Andrew Commons

Meet a friend or colleague for a virtual lunch in Andrew Commons.

Andrew Commons Backgrounds

Download and use these virtual backgrounds in a Zoom call (or other video conferencing service) and chat as you prepare and enjoy a popular recipe from Bon Appétit.

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Andrew Commons Recipe

Bon Appétit Macaroni and Cheese Recipe for One


  • ½ cup pasta of your choice (macaroni or cavatappi work well)
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to boil over high heat.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on package.
  3. While the pasta cooks, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in flour and cook until a thick paste forms.  Slowly whisk in milk, whisking out any lumps.  Whisk continuously until mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add cayenne if you like.
  5. Drain pasta and mix into cheese sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

Andrew Commons Ambience

Perhaps you're missing the ambience? You can listen to an hour of cafe sounds on YouTube to make it feel like you're in the middle of the Commons lunch rush. 

The Rock Coloring Page

A fun activity for the whole family! Print this coloring page and get creative designing The Rock. You can even send to friends and family and compare designs over a virtual hangout. 

LU Valentine's Day Cards

Share the LUv! Download and print these Lawrence Valentine's Day cards (front and back for best results) to give to all the special people in your life.

Bonus: A playlist of Lawrentians' favorite love songs to help you celebrate the day!

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