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Rent $mart & Safely

Looking to move off campus? Student need to keep contracts and policies in mind when making a rental agreements. Know the rights as a tenant and how to handle money matters with roommates. Learn how to be safe and what steps to take while to keep safety at the forefront of your renting experience with the La Crosse Fire Department. Bring questions along to be answered.

Students in attendance have the chance to win a $50 scholarship.


Virtual Accounting Career Fair set for Sept. 28

Students will meet with employers looking for interns and full-time employees and learn about CPA exam prep and professional membership opportunities. The fair runs from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, online through Handshake. Pre-registration is recommended to follow favorite employers, sign up for sessions, and receive fair reminders. Some employers will be holding interviews in the days following the fair.

The fair is sponsored by UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services, Accountancy Department, and Beta Alpha Psi. For a list of participating employers, visit


UWL surplus auction ending Sept. 28

UWL will conduct a sale of surplus property in partnership with the online auctions site running through Sept. 28. Pre-registration and a bidder number are required prior to submitting bids. Terms and conditions of sale, along with contact information, can be found on the auction website.  The auction is located under UW System/Technical College Multi Locations auction number 20815-02. A few of the items include: chairs, table, pallet racking parts, bookcase and file cabinets.


Campus Food Pantry pre-package boxes for pickup

During the shelter in place order by the university, the Campus Food Pantry will continue to serve students by creating pre-package boxes for pickup. Email to request a pickup. Students can pick a box up from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, at the north entrance of the Student Union, the side facing the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Reach out to the Food Pantry at for questions.


Eagles helping Eagles: Campus program assisting students

Slow cookers, sheets, blankets, and pots and pans. These are all pretty simple things, but can be very important for college students trying to make ends meet.

Requests for these and other items are expected in a new campus giving program called “Eagles helping Eagles.” The program extends beyond a college student’s basic needs of shelter, food, clothing and transportation, and helps them with other needs so they can have a little less debt when they graduate.

“We thought what if a student needed sheets and blankets?” explains Louise Janke, director of the Financial Aid Office. “What if a crockpot or pots and pans would assist with them making their own food to save money? Or, what if they needed a dresser or a specific size of winter boots?”

Janke serves on the UWL Student Economic Success Committee, which works to promote awareness of student services assisting students with meeting basic economic needs. The group met last spring and got the program going by summer.

Item requests will be listed in an “Eagles helping Eagles” column in the weekly Campus Connection. It Make$ Cents staff will coordinate pickup and delivery.

Get more information — or students can make a request while faculty and staff can recommend help for students in need — at:

See more about the program at:


Fall crowdfunding applications accepted

Do you have a project coming up but unsure if you have the funds for it? Does your group need help raising money for a conference or new equipment? Crowdfunding could be the answer you are looking for. To learn more about the process, check out the crowdfunding page on the UWL Foundation website:



Murphy Library Notes

Murphy Library contact-free pickup service resumes

Murphy Library is once again offering a contact-free pickup service for UWL faculty, staff and students who want to check out materials during this period when the building is closed. The service is available both for physical materials located at Murphy Library and for materials borrowed from other UW libraries. 

Pickup service will be available 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, For details on how to request materials for pickup, visit Murphy Library's COVID-19 Updates webpage.


New virtual reference desk at Murphy Library

Walk-up services at the reference desk will be unavailable this fall, but we have several virtual alternatives, including a new virtual reference desk.

UWL students, faculty and staff can get research help by chat, email, research consultation or by visiting the virtual reference desk available via Zoom. Links to these services can be found in the Ask Us section on the Murphy Library homepage. For questions reach us at these contacts: 

Reference services during fall semester will be staffed during the following hours:

  • Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 11a.m.-3 p.m.



UWL In the News


UW-La Crosse grad tapping into the growing beard oil market, Sept. 11, WXOW News 19

La Crosse County at 101 cases, UW-L positive tests at 105 Friday; Wisconsin goes over a thousand for 10th time, WIZM News, Sept. 11

‘Shelter in Place’ expanded to include all UW-La Crosse residence halls, WKBT News 8000, Sept. 13

UW-L orders two-week COVID quarantine, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 13

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pauses in-person instruction for two weeks as cases spike there and in other cities that host UW campuses, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 13

UW-La Crosse expands 'Shelter in Place', WDJT News 58, Sept. 13

UW-L orders all residence halls to shelter in place, in-person classes suspended two weeks, WIZM News, Sept. 13

UW-La Crosse halts classes for 2 weeks due to virus, WXOW News 19, Sept. 13

UW-La Crosse orders two-week quarantine, Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 13

Young Entrepreneurs: One foot in business, one foot in music (UWL alum is featured), WXOW News 19, Sept. 13

UW-L again tops college ranking, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 13

UW-La Crosse students leave campus after ‘shelter in place’ restrictions expanded to all residence halls, WKBT News 8000, Sept. 14

UW-La Crosse Suspends In-Person Classes For Next 2 Weeks, Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 13

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Case counts trending downward after late-August spike, Minnesota Public Radio, Sept. 14

UW-La Crosse orders 2-week quarantine, stops in-person classes as COVID-19 cases rise, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 14

Coronavirus updates: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak criticizes Donald Trump rally; South Korea eases physical distancing rules; 194K US deaths, USA Today, Sept. 14



Shoud UW-L students pay full tuition for COVID college life?, WIZM News, Sept. 15

College students full of frustration, but not surprised as COVID-19 cases increase, lockdowns start, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 15

Campus Connection: UW-La Crosse tracks innovation during crisis, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 14

UW-Madison: Spring break canceled and 300 students are being investigated for violating COVID-19 policies, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 14

UW-La Crosse imposes two-week 'shelter in place' for students over rising COVID-19 cases, FOX 9 KMSP, Sept. 14

Student responds to all residence hall lockdowns across all UWL campus, WKBT News 8000, Sept. 14

7 Out of 19 U.S. Cities Where COVID Cases Are Rising Fastest Are in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Magazine, Sept. 14



90 new cases in La Crosse County; Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative to factor university case counts in weekly recommendation, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 15

UW-La Crosse earns top ranking among Midwest schools, WXOW News 19, Sept. 15

UW considers later tuition refund deadline, sees minimal housing cancellations, The Cap Times, Sept. 15

COVID-19 cases from La Crosse universities are included in county’s daily case count, WKBT News 8000, Sept. 15

Hall of Fame bowler Richard Ritger dies at 81 (Ritger is a UWL alum), Star Tribune, Sept. 15

La Crosse area groups team-up to provide voter info in virtual 'Vote Safe Project' roundtable (UWL professor is a source), La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 15

Cecilia Manrique: A welcoming Winona, a welcoming America (Manrique is on UWL Foundation Board), Winona Daily News, Sept. 15



8 Wisconsin cities on NYT's list of metro areas with fastest-growing COVID-19 numbers, WTMJ-TV, Sept. 16

Local COVID-19 cases now total 2,011, health officials support UWL 'shelter in place' order, La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 16

UW-La Crosse ranked among top universities, campus still battles COVID-19, WIZM News, Sept. 16

UW-L professor critical of Trump response to COVID-19, WIZM News, Sept. 17



8 Wisconsin cities have some of the fastest case growth in US, per a New York Times analysis. Seven of them have UW campuses, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17

College students talk about contracting COVID-19, amid rise in cases, WTMJ -TV, Sept. 17

Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative shares concerns about rapid rise in cases, state sets daily record for positive coronavirus tests (Story mentions UWL efforts), La Crosse Tribune, Sept. 17


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anonymous thanks CATL, Residence Life, Dining Services, iCcomm and the IT Staff

Thanks to CATL, Residence Life, Dining Services, iComm and the IT Staff for working so hard these last few weeks to support all of our instructors and students, including keeping us informed and troubleshooting when necessary. So much of your work is behind the scenes, but it does not go unnoticed. We could never do our work of teaching and learning without you, which is more apparent than ever. Please know that you are very much appreciated.
— anonymous

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Andrew Ives, Student Life Office thanks Kara Ostlund, Diversity & Inclusion

Thanks to Kara Ostlund, Diversity & Inclusion for presenting across campus about the new Title IX regulations and how this affects UWL students, staff, and faculty. Kara is an amazing professional providing our community the information it needs to understand how to create a safer campus community.
— Andrew Ives, Student Life Office

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Bench converts to a Picnic Table $200

Bench converts to a Picnic Table — Handcrafted bench that converts to a picnic table. It comfortably sits 4 adults as a table. Great piece of furniture for a patio or at a campsite. $200. For more information, contact Thomas Fell at 608.461.0173 or More information at: