The Alumni House is Lawrence University's guest house for visitors and a community space for meetings and other functions for campus groups.

The Alumni House, located at 224 North Park Street, was built in 1890 by Maude H. Marshall family. The house was purchased by Lawrence University in 1974. For over 20 years it served as the residence for the Dean of Students until 1997, when plans were begun to renovate the Marshall house into a guest house and community space for campus groups.

Guest Housing Unavailable 2021-2022

Please note: Both guest houses on North Park Avenue are unavailable and offline for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Reservations are made on a first-come basis, however top priority is given to those that have a host department. Reservations for private stays (i.e. alumni, parents of students, etc) are not accepted more than 14 days prior to the date of arrival.

All inquiries and reservations may be made by calling (920) 832-6839 or by sending an email to:


Guest housing rates are $60 per night.

Payment can be left in the key drop box in the hallway of the Alumni House. Payments can be made via cash or check, or in-person at Office of Conferences and Events in the Warch Campus Center behind the Info Desk.

Arrivals & Departures


Two keys are issued to guests: one key will be for the front door of the house (North Park Avenue), and the other key is for their assigned room. Keys will be available either through the host department or through the Conferences & Events office.

Coordinated through the Office of Conferences & Event Services, keys must be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Guest arriving after hours or on weekends must contact Campus Safety at (920) 832-6999 to access the house and pick up keys.

When checking out, keys should be dropped in the Key Drop Box located in the hallway of the guest house.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in time is at 3:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 10:00 a.m. Please notify the Conferences & Events office if arrival or departure time will be different then the times above.


Guests of the house may park in the University parking lot on the corner of Washington Street and North Park Avenue, which is a short distance away. A temporary parking permit is provided free of charge for the convenience of our guests. Please notify us at the time of your reservations if you will be needing a parking permit.

Overnight parking is NOT available on any Appleton City street.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the Office of Conferences & Event Services at (920) 832-6839 or by sending an email to