Student Support Network

A page within Graduate Studies

On-campus support

Multicultural Student Services expanding section

The primary mission of the Office of Multicultural Services is to improve the retention and graduation of underrepresented students by promoting their academic and personal growth. The office provides supplementary services in the areas of academic advising, subject tutoring, leadership development, and the sponsorship of cultural events.

International Students expanding section

We currently have the pleasure of hosting 45 students from Saudi Arabia, China, India, Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Chile, Turkey, and Nepal.  UWL offers ample resources and services for international students to ensure the educational experience is seamless, engaging, and enjoyable.

Health Services expanding section

The Student Health Center provides high quality primary care to students registered at UW-L and Western Technical College. The goal of the Health Center is to deliver medical care that meets the needs of a diverse student body and to support the academic mission of both our students and Universities. 

ACCESS Center (Disability Resources) expanding section

The ACCESS Center serves any student with a documented disability (e.g. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, PTSD, Physical, Sensory, Psychological, or Learning Disability) who needs to arrange academic accommodations for their classes.

Counseling & Testing Center expanding section

The staff at the Counseling and Testing Center are very interested in your well-being, and know that most UW-L students experience challenges and difficulties, which sometimes cannot be handled alone.  Oftentimes academic success becomes limited by personal problems ranging from career indecision, anxiety, depression, homesickness, interpersonal conflicts, and other concerns expressed by today's college student.

Violence Prevention expanding section

UW-L recognizes that violence in any form interferes with the work and learning taking place in our community.  Often, someone who experiences a sexual assault, violence or abuse in a relationship, or stalking may find that they have difficulty focusing on work or on their studies.  The Violence Prevention Office (VPO) is here to assist you with advocacy, information, and support, so that you can make informed choices about the options available to you in these situations.  Services are free, confidential, and available to all UW-L students, faculty, and/or staff members.

Career Services expanding section

One important part of the educational experience is finding a meaningful career. The Career Services Office assists students in their career decision-making by helping them identify career options, learn about potential employers, gain relevant experiences, and conduct their job search.

ITS Support Center expanding section

Free computer help is available to students through the ITS Support Center on campus.  This help includes assistance with wireless configuration, assistance with general installation of antiviral software, software support for common campus applications, general review and suggested steps, and limited support for non-English based operating systems. In some regards, the Eagle Help Desk is the "front face" of ITS, and is the single point of contact to provide information, resolve your issue, or direct you to the appropriate resource or person.

Records and Registration expanding section

The team in the Records and Registration Office is driven to provide support for student success and to enhance the academic and administrative activities of the University. We ensure the accuracy, integrity, and security of the academic records of the University. Our expertise in student records, curriculum, and University academic policies and procedures helps to provide quality services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

Murphy Library expanding section

Murphy Library is the campus center for academic inquiry. The library provides access to a vast and diverse collection of electronic and print resources; facilities designed to accommodate in a flexible manner a variety of learning needs; technologies that complement and enhance the acquisition, synthesis and use of information; and staff to help students find and use the quality information they need.

Bookstore expanding section

The University Bookstore offers an assortment of leisure reading books, course study aids, magazines, and classroom resource material not offered through Textbook Rental.  Also available in the store are insignia sportswear, gifts and novelties, cards, stamps, balloons, flowers, gift cards, school supplies, art supplies, ink cartridges, basic electronics, and calculators. 

For the first time, in 2016, we are pleased to announce that UW-La Crosse is now offering price match as well as a new textbook rental option at the University Bookstore for graduate students.

The Bookstore will now match the price of textbooks from other booksellers. If a student can show evidence of a lower price at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or another local bookstore, the University Bookstore will sell the book at the lower price.  

In addition, from now on, most (but not all) textbooks at the Bookstore will have both a purchase price and a rental price. This applies to the books for both graduate-only courses and slash courses. Also graduate students who are taking undergraduate courses to fulfill a deficiency or prerequisite can check with staff in the Bookstore to see if any of the books for those courses are available for rent. 

Student services

WINGS expanding section

Students use WINGS to register for classes, display their schedules, pay bills and access tax information, access grades and GPAs, update their address, check their registration time and the name of their adviser, display their financial aid award, verify their enrollment, request advisement reports, request unofficial or official transcripts, and apply for graduation.

Campus Email expanding section

E-mail accounts are created automatically for all students, and e-mail can be accessed through a Web interface from any location. UW-L is currently using Office 365. Many forms of official campus communication are sent through campus e-mail addresses, so it is critical that all students use their university e-mail accounts.  Assistance with e-mail is available from the ITS Support Center. Each student will be sent their e-mail address with their class schedule in July.

Parking expanding section

Parking in any of the university lots requires a parking permit or paying at a parking meter.

Meal Plans expanding section

UWL Dining Services offers an assortment of different dining locations to meet the variety of needs and desires of the campus community. Both University Centers and Chartwells are excited about what we have to offer to the campus community.  

UWL offers a variety of Dining Plan options for members of the University community. The dining plans provide exceptional value for both residential and off campus members of the University community. Not only does the dining plan program provide you with a wide variety of fresh meals to choose from all day long, but they offer the convenience of no clean up or shopping for food.

Eagle ID card expanding section

The Eagle ID Card is UW-La Crosse's official ID Card. It is University policy that all students and staff have an official University ID Card. This card can be obtained and replaced at the Card Office at 1131 Student Union. For your first card please bring some form of identification with you. This could be a driver's license, state issued ID, passport, military ID, permanent resident alien card, non-immigrant visa, certificate of U.S. naturalization, or Mexican consular card.

COVE Graphics expanding section

COVE Graphics serves students and staff with high quality, low-cost graphic design and printing services to assist groups and individuals in marketing and promotion endeavors. We provide excellent customer service through supportive services and by providing supplies for independent creative work. Please note, Graphics reserves the right to take up to ten days to complete a project.

Cashiers Office expanding section

The Cashier’s Office is committed to providing excellent customer service to the members of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse community. We are responsible for the collection, recording, depositing and reporting of the University’s receipts. We look forward to serving you.

Eagle Recreation Center expanding section

What do you want to play today?  UW-L students study hard, work hard, and play hard.  Once you put down your books, check out the REC Sports Department!  They have programs and facilities designed to help you stay active, meet new friends, and reduce your stress levels.

Campus Activities Board expanding section

CAB provides cultural, educational and entertaining events for UW - La Crosse students, community, faculty and staff. Our motto is "Everyone welcome. Always." Please join us at our CAB weekly meetings at 5 p.m.

When we say Everyone welcome. Always. We mean it. Come to one meeting or come to as many as you can! CAB is about providing entertainment and educational experiences FOR YOU! Student activities and involvement contribute greatly to the student’s overall educational experience.  Co-curricular involvement provides opportunities outside the classroom for students to gain meaningful life skills and joining a student organization is one of the easiest ways to make friends and ease the transition into grad school.  


La Crosse community information

La Crosse Area Info expanding section

The La Crosse area is a welcoming and growing community.  The region’s stunning landscape comes with abundant recreational opportunities, from every imaginable water sport to hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and more. With towering bluffs and meadering coulees, La Crosse serves as the hub for the reagions, arts, restaurants, and culture.  Hike the bluffs, walk through the marsh or take a Mississippi River Cruise!  La Crosse County offers an excellent variety of shopping, dining, and hospitality options, and the area boasts a rich cultural scene for lovers of art, music and theatre.  La Crosse County has something for everyone!

Travel to La Crosse expanding section

Travel on Campus seems to be most often negotiated by bicycle or the popular standby, feet.  Bikes can be locked to the racks around campus. 

City Bus Service: The La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility (MTU) offers two bus services for UW-L students.  First, the Unlimited Passage (U-PASS) provides bus service on any current MTU route in La Crosse or Onalaska at NO FARE when students show their UW-L student ID.  Second, the U-PASS/Safe Ride also has NO FARE and runs Thursday and Friday evenings from 10pm-3am, and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. There are stops on and off campus, around town and downtown, which are marked with a maroon and silver Safe Ride bus sign.  The Safe Ride bus circulates through the route every 15 minutes !  UWL Students, friends, and the general public ride free on the Safe Ride bus.  No student ID's are required.

Jefferson Bus Lines provide service all over the United States. The bus depot is located at 1451 Badger Street.

Amtrak offers service to Milwaukee and to Chicago where other train connections are available for trips to the eastern United States.  It also offers service to cities between La Crosse and the West Coast (including Minneapolis). The depot is located at 601 St. Andrew Street.  

La Crosse Regional Airport serves the La Crosse area. The airport is located at 2285 Airport Rd.