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Colleges / University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

UW La Crosse Student Life

UW La Crosse is on a 128-acre campus in a small town setting in La Crosse, Wisconsin. There are many activities and organizations for UW La Crosse students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UW La Crosse also has fraternities and sororities.

UW La Crosse has a thriving Sports and Activities Club. In fact, more students participate in Sports and Activities Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW La Crosse include Residential Hall Council, Religious/Spiritual Organizations, Human Diversity Organizations and Departmental/Professional.

The UW La Crosse community comes together each year for Sample the City, Involvement Fest and Campus Activities Board Events.

UW La Crosse Housing

UW La Crosse offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UW La Crosse students live off campus. In 2021, 29% of undergrads at UW La Crosse lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 71% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW La Crosse. There are 3,095 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,479 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,831 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UW La Crosse offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at UW La Crosse

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW La Crosse campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UW La Crosse offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to UW La Crosse

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UW La Crosse, take Interstate 90 to La Crosse, WI. If you need to fly, book your flight to La Crosse Municipal (LSE) airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Wisconsin you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UW La Crosse's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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