Lawrence University is at the center of Appleton, with parks, restaurants, shops, two museums, a performing arts center, and a public library within easy walking distance.
Lawrentians are active in the community. They volunteer at schools, animal shelters, the Boys & Girls Club, and many other community sites. You'll find them at the downtown farmer's market and at the many restaurants near campus. Conservatory students perform at area venues, and student athletes adopt service projects in the Appleton area.