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    Visiting campus is a great way to see if UW-La Crosse is the right fit for you! 

    Please note: Visit options fill quickly during busy campus visit seasons (early-April, late-July, and August) and reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. 

    Once you've decided to visit, we encourage you to review the  campus map  and  directions to campus . The  La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau  and the  Onalaska Tourism Commission  provides additional information about our community and lodging options available to visitors.

    The online schedule system will go through the following steps:

    Step #1: Who are you?

    Step #2: Create a username and password

    • The first time you access our system, you will be prompted to register and set up your user profile, including a username and password. 

    Step #3: Select Visit Option

    Campus Tour

    Campus tours, lasting approximately one hour and led by a member of the Vanguard organization, are available  at 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the school year while classes are in session. During the summer session, tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. only, Monday through Friday.  Admissions counselors are available to answer questions at the conclusion of your tour.

    Please note: Tours are not offered March 16-20 (Spring Break), May 9-31 or August 29-September 7. 

    High School Sophomore/Junior

    High School Senior

    Transfer Student

    Graduate Student

    Campus Close-Up

    Campus Close-Ups provide prospective new freshmen and families the opportunity to learn more about UW-La Crosse, including our academic programs, financial aid, and the admissions process. Members of the Vanguard organization lead a panel discussion about campus life, and the day concludes with a one-hour walking tour of campus led by a current student. The only cost to you for attending Campus Close-Up is lunch. View a sample agenda for the day.

    Spring 2015 Campus Close-Up Dates: 

    • April 24, 2015

    High School Sophomore/Junior

    High School Senior

    Group Information Session for New First-Year Student

    Group Information Sessions are one-hour presentations by an admissions counselor designed to provide an overview of UW-L and the new freshman admissions process. These sessions are followed by a one-hour walking tour of campus, led by a member of the Vanguard organization. Group Information Sessions are available at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on select dates during the fall and spring semesters and summer. 

    Please note: Visit options fill quickly, and reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note: Tours are not offered March 16-20 (Spring Break), May 9-31 or August 29-September 7. 

    2015 Spring Group Information Session Dates:


    • March 27 -  10:00 AM
    • March 30 -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM
    • March 31 -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM


    • April 1   -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM
    • April 2   -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM
    • April 3   -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM (FULL)
    • April 6   -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM
    • April 10 -  10:00 AM & 1:15 PM
    • April 17 -  10:00 AM


    • May 1  - 10:00 AM
    • May 8  - 10:00 AM


    • June 26 - 10:00 AM

    High School Sophomore/Junior

    Individual Appointment for a Prospective Transfer Student

    Individual appointments with a transfer admission counselor are recommended for transfer students who have not yet applied for admission.  The appointment will include information about the application process and admission guidelines. 

    Please note: Admitted transfer students who have questions regarding registration and academic advising are encouraged to contact the Dean's Office for the College to which they are assigned.  (See your admission letter if you are unsure.)  Please do not schedule an individual appointment to meet with a transfer admission counselor.  Visit the Admitted Transfer Students webpage (Advising & Registration tab) for a listing of College contacts.

    Transfer Student

    Individual Appointment for a Prospective New First-Year Student

    Individual appointments with admissions counselors are available from September through June and are designed for prospective students who are unable to attend a Campus Close-Up or a Group Information Session.  We also encourage you to make a reservation for a campus tour. Please note: Tours are not offered March 16-20 (Spring Break), May 9-31 or August 29-September 7 but Individual appointments may still be available during these times. 

    High School Sophomore/Junior

    High School Senior

    Special School/Group Visits

    Thank you for your interest in UW-La Crosse. Group visits are designed for groups of six or more students in grades 9 - 12 (ex: college access groups, organizations, clubs, or high school groups).  We enjoy organizing information sessions and campus tours with the prospective college student in mind. 

    Group presentations can be modified to your group's desired level and can be modified in length. A two-hour visit is comprised of a one-hour admissions presentation followed by a one hour walking tour of campus. If your visit includes a tour it must be scheduled around the 11 a.m.  and 2:15 p.m.  tour times.  Visits and tours are available during the academic calendar (September 2- December 10 and January 26 - May 8) and in the summer (June 2 - August 22). We ask for a minimum of three weeks notice before your intended visit.

    While we try our best to accommodate additional requests (student panels and departmental presentations), these requests are not guaranteed. In addition, during busy times of year we may not be able to honor all visit requests as we plan our visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please notify the Admissions Office if you need to cancel, modify, or will be late for your campus visit. We ask for 48 hours notice to cancel your visit (excluding weather related/unavoidable issues). Late-arriving groups may not be able to participate in all scheduled activities. 

    To set up your special school/group visit at least three weeks in advance of  your requested date, please contact Joshua Rybaski at  or 608.785.8939.

    In preparation for your visit please have the following information:

    • Group Name
    • Contact Person
    • Contact Person Position
    • Street Address
    • City, State, Zip
    • Email
    • Phone Number
    • Number of Students
    • Number of Chaperones
    • Grade of students (9, 10, 11, and/or 12th grade)
    • Date of Visit
    • Time of day for visit (11 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. tour time)
    • Additional Requests

    Arts and Communication Day

    If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities in art, communication, music, or theatre arts at UW-La Crosse, then this event is for you! Our next Arts and Communication Day will be held in fall 2015. We hope to see you then! 

    Step #4: Review Confirmation E-mail

    • Print Parking Permit

    • Print Directions

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    High School Sophomore/Junior

    High School Senior

    Transfer Student

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    Please note: if you have forgotten your Visit Us password, please reset the password. You will need your username to reset it. If you have forgotten your username, please contact the Admissions Office and ask to have the Visit Us username looked up.