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  • Welcome Adult Learners

    Welcome to UWL

    Many times adults come to campus after having experienced life beyond high school or some college.  UWL considers students who are beginning school at the age of 23 or older or have had their education interrupted for several years as non-traditional or "returning adult students." Many students may have anxieties about returning to school, being with classmates who are 18-22, or not having had any science or math classes for several years. More often than not, this group of students also has children, spouse, or parents to contend with while pursuing their education.  These are just a few of the situations returning adult students may find themselves concerned with in coming back to school. The Student Life Office is offering the Returning Adult Student Organization as support for you. 

    As a returning adult student you are automatically a member of the Returning Adult Student Organization (RASO). UWL's Student Senate has one seat available to RASO (the current representative is listed in the contact information).  Also, RASO members arrange social events a few times during the semester as a way to meet and network with other returning adult students. These opportunities are generally off-campus and open to any students who would like to attend.  You will be notified by e-mail of scheduled events. We hope you can make them.  Also, if your schedule permits, please visit the Returning Adult/Commuter Student lounge, 230 Cartwright Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays to visit with other returning adults.