Residential Living

When you live on a residential campus, your learning takes many forms, through your involvement in your residential space, by your volunteer work on campus and in the Appleton community, and with participation and leadership in your favorite organizations and student government.

With guidance from the Campus Life staff, you will develop communication skills so you're comfortable talking with those with opposite views. You will meet people whose lives are much different from your own, and they will broaden your world. You will learn how to solve problems, big and small. You will take responsibility for the community that is nurturing you. Campus Life has a singular goal: To help you become an engaged citizen, equipped to change the world.

Learn more about residential living

Find out about housing options, the Campus Life staff who will help when you have questions, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Sage Hall, Fall 2018. Photo by Juan Ayala Valencia, L'22

Dining and Meal Plan Options

Andrew Commons, Fall 2018

Andrew Commons is our primary dining space. It offers freshly made pizzas, specialty food stations, comfort foods, and a view of eagles flying along the Fox River nearby. It's a lovely setting for the carefully sourced foods provided by our contracted dining service provider, Bon Appetit. Read more about Bon Appetit and its sourcing methods here.

Other dining venues include a cafe that's open until midnight and a corner store offering bag lunches, ready-made salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, snacks, beverages and other convenience items. New in 2019 is a micro-market vending area in the lower level of the Music-Drama Center.

Lawrentians can choose a different meal plan for each term of the academic year. Meals are sold in blocks and are carried forward to the next term of the academic year. A declining balance fund called Culinary Cash can be used at Andrew Commons, the cafe, and the corner store.

Learn more about dining at Lawrence

Find out about meal plan options, dining facilities, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Activities & Events

Are you interested in ...

  • Gardening or its counterpart, eating?
  • Anime or animals?
  • Fiddle music or frisbee?
  • Religion? Social justice issues?

Our students lead more than 100 clubs and organizations on those topics and more. The organizations are open to all, and in fall and winter an activity fair is held so that you can check out the many options. You'll find a complete list of the organizations on our online directory.

Students also guide the selection of comedians, spoken-word artists, and bands performing on campus. Free movies are shown on Friday and Saturday nights. Many concerts at the Conservatory of Music are available to students at no charge.

Learn more about activities and events

Find out how to join an organization and develop leadership skills. View the campus events calendar or view a list of upcoming student activities.

Activity Fair 2017

Students walk by the Fox River