100 things that make UW-La Crosse great

Alums: you may not recognize all of these, since fads have come and gone the past 100 years. For those who aren’t alums, our apologies to you for not getting the La Crosse Experience!     

1.    Graff Main HallMr. D's
2.    Grandad Bluff
3.    Sunrise over the bluffs viewed from campus
4.    Sunset viewed from Riverside Park
5.    Rushing the Rivoli
6.    Day-old doughnuts from Mr. D’s
7.    OktoberfestOktoberfest Button
8.    The Marching Chiefs
9.    Rocky’s Pizza
10.   Rudy’s Drive-in
11.   The view from Grandad Bluff with someone special
12.   A walk through the La Crosse River Marsh
13.   The view of the bluffs from Veteran’s Memorial Field on a sunny fall day
14.   Homecoming snake dance
15.   Hanging of the Lantern
16.    Lighting of the ‘L’Hanging of the Lantern
17.   “Beer Barrel Polka” played by the UW-L Marching Chiefs or Screaming Eagles
18.   Lilacs on the campus mall
19.   Hoeschler Tower
20.   The Mississippi River
21.   The Coon Creek Canoe Races
22.   Third Street
23.   Polka dancing at Oktoberfest
24.   Semi-Homemade’s Sandra Lee
25.   The alma mater
26.   The Maple Leaf ParadeTapping of the Keg
27.   Concerts at the La Crosse Center
28.   Songfest
29.   Winter Carnival
30.   Homecoming
31.   Chancellor Richards Tapping the Golden Keg in the Cellar
32.   Recreational Eagle Center
33.   Cartwright Center
34.   Textbook Rental
35.   The Cellar
36.   The Screaming Eagles
37.   The Eagle Eye Medallion Hunt
38.   Ribbon V
39.   Wittich Hallow
40.   Winter snow stormsUW-L ChantYearbook
41.   Radio Station WLSU
42.   Intramurals
43.   Wing Technology Center
44.   The campus sundial
45.   The “La Crosse” fight song
46.   The Cleary Alumni & Friends Center
47.   The Racquet
48.   The La Crosse yearbook
49.   (A quiet) Murphy Library
50.   The Library (the one on Third Street)
51.   The Cigar Bowls
52.   The World’s Largest Six Pack
53.   Rope Your ScopeStreaking
54.   National Championships
55.   An open parking spot
56.   Streaking
57.   Indian Summer Daze
58.   The fraternities
59.   Howies
60.   The Stagg Bowls
61.   Friday afternoon Heileman tours
62.   The sororities
63.   Murphy’s Mug
64.   La Crosse Squares
65.   Valhalla
66.   The TribeMr. Wizard
67.   Mr. Wizard
68.   The green walls in Florence Wing Communications Center
69.   Myrick Park
70.   L-Bar-X
71.   The Rustic InnOld Style
72.   The price (low tuition)
73.   The Alumni
74.   Pettibone beach/park
75.   Two words: Old Style
76.   The U-Bar
77.   The Red Lantern
78.   Rosie’s, Marge’s and Fayze’s for breakfast
79.   Homecoming King, Queen and courtBurgmaiers
80.   Theatre productions
81.   The “UW-L Chant”
82.   The faculty
83.   Burgmaiers
84.   Homecoming parade floats
85.   Dorm life
86.   Formals
87.   Band in the Pit
88.   Lawn parties
89.   Move-in weekend
90.   Masquerades
91.   Ice cream cones from The Pearl and Ranison’s
92.   Homecoming bonfiresGraduation
93.   Concerts on campus
94.   The friendly people of La Crosse
95.   The Eagle’s Nest
96.   The La Crosse Queen
97.   Road trips on I-90
98.   Kul Dul
99.   John’s Bar
100.  Commencement!