Founded together 175 years ago, Lawrence and Appleton benefit from their close connection. 


Members of the Appleton and the Fox Cities can attend Lawrence events, rent facilities, utilize a variety of campus resources, and even partner with students, faculty, and staff to pursue volunteer and service opportunities. All deepen the connections between the university and its home community.

Performance for the Lunar New Year

Events for Every Interest


Lawrence hosts world-class musicians and thought-provoking speakers each year—and that’s in addition to theatre productions, arts exhibitions, Vikings Athletics competitions, as well as the Conservatory of Music's award-winning student and faculty music ensembles. 

Warch Campus Center

Facilities in Appleton & Beyond


Lawrence's facilities are one of Appleton's most popular locations for meetings, weddings, summer camps, and other special events. From the beautiful Warch Campus Center and historic Memorial Chapel to the tranquil öܲԻ campus in Door County, WI, there's a perfect site for any occasion.

Community members listen to a lecture in Warch Campus Center

Life-Long Learning Opportunities  


Never short on learning opportunities, Lawrence offers life-long education to residents of the Fox Cities. Attend lectures with faculty and staff, explore resources at the Seeley G. Mudd Library, or sign up for a öܲԻ Seminar today!

鶹Ƶ students socialize with cats while volunteering at the Fox Valley Humane Association during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Community Service


Lawrence’s Center for Community Engagement and Social Change connects students to local community organizations through volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Students work with organizations focused on arts, child advocacy, the environment, education, animal welfare, fair housing, and hunger.  

The Academy of Music student playing violin

Musical Opportunities for All Ages


The Lawrence Community Music School provides outstanding musical opportunities for individuals of all ages. 

Aerial of campus and the Fox River

Lawrence’s economic impact in Fox Valley tops $70 million 

Beyond economic contributions, Lawrence is a vital cultural and charitable partner in the Appleton and Fox Cities community.