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Room block is under 'Extremity' and will expire on xxxx.

Maps & Directions

Campus Maps & Panoramas (Interactive campus map including building directory and building views)
Printable campus map (1 page PDF)
Directions to UW-La Crosse
About La Crosse


  • Permits are required for all visitors, students, faculty and staff.
  • All motorists who wish to park vehicles in campus lots must purchase a permit. Permits may be purchased for the day, half day or for overnight use.
    • In-person: purchased at the Parking and Transportation Office | 605 17th St. N. | La Crosse, Wis | M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm
    • Online: purchased 24 hours prior to the event
    • Pay Station: located in lots C7, C10 and Parking Ramp
    • Meters: located in lots C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8, C9, C12, C14
  • Pay stations are available for short-term parking and accept cash, credit and debit cards. Meters accept coins only. Overnight parking is available at pay stations in C7, C10, and the ramp after 7 p.m.
  • Parking is not free anywhere on campus.
  • Parking is enforced seven days a week, 24 hours.
  • State-issued handicapped parking permit holders can park in any available parking spot, in any campus parking lot.
  • Parking is free for government vehicles with marked, government plates.
  • Government employees who drive personal vehicles can also park for free. Please stop in at the UW-La Crosse Parking and Transportation Office and present a valid employee ID to receive a permit.
  • There is very limited 2-hour parking on the city streets adjacent to campus.

Any citations issued by the UW-La Crosse Parking and Transportation Office or City of La Crosse Police are your responsibility. Please direct any questions, comments, citation appeals to:

UW-La Crosse Parking and Transportation Office
The City of La Crosse Parking Tickets

Directions to UW-La Crosse

From Interstate I-90, Exit 3, Exit 4 and Exit 5 all lead to the UW-La Crosse campus, but only the closest exit is listed below for each direction. Exit 3 travels along the scenic Great River Road and is the main route to Historic Downtown La Crosse. Exit 4 is a direct route south linking Hwy. 53 from the north with Hwy. 16. Exit 5 is the most easterly route into the City of La Crosse via Hwy. 16.

Printable directions to campus (1 page PDF)

From the west (I-90):
Exit Interstate I-90 at Exit 3 onto US 53 South. Drive 3.9 miles and turn left on La Crosse Street; continue for 1.1 miles and turn right on East Avenue to Campus.

From the north (Hwy. 53):
If traveling south on Highway 53 (go over I-90 at Exit 4). Follow Highway 157 to Highway 16. Turn right on Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

From the east (I-90):
Travelers heading west to La Crosse on Interstate I-90 exit at Onalaska-La Crosse Highway 16 (Exit 5). Turn left onto Highway 16. Drive 4.8 miles and right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

From the south:
Highway 14, 61, and 35 enter the city on the south. Follow the green "UW-La Crosse" signs north on Losey Boulevard to Highway 16 (3.0 miles). Turn left on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

About La Crosse, Wisconsin

Printable driving map of La Crosse (1 page PDF)

The appreciation for the La Crosse Area has been present from the days of our earliest inhabitants. When the giant glaciers of the Ice Age retreated north it miraculously left the La Crosse Area virtually untouched. In the 17th century, European settlers made their way through the mountainous limestone formations and the narrow valleys until they reached the edge of the 500 foot bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. There, Lt. Zebulon Pike, an American soldier and explorer, saw the Winnegabo Indians playing a game with sticks that resembled a bishop's crozier or la crosse in French. Soon, "Prairie La Crosse" became a major trading post, as commodities, freight and more settlers arrived in the area.

For additional information on the La Crosse area including restaurants and attractions, go to www.explorelacrosse.com.