Admissions - Undergraduate

Admissions office

Building address: Student Union, 521 East Avenue North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Mailing address: Admissions Office, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
Office: 2320 Student Union

No person will be denied admission to the university or to any of its programs or activities (either academic or non-academic, curricular or extracurricular) because of gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, or relationship to employees of this university.

Visiting the campus

The Admissions Office provides several visit opportunities including campus tours, Admissions Information Sessions, Campus Close-Ups, and individual appointments for prospective first year, transfer, graduate, and international students.

Tours of the campus are conducted Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. when school is in session. Summer term tours are at 11:00 a.m. only. All scheduled 75-minute walking tours originate from the Admissions Office in the Student Union.

Admissions Information Sessions are one-hour presentations by an admissions counselor designed to provide an overview of UWL and the first year admissions process. These sessions are followed by a 75-minute walking tour of campus, led by a member of the Vanguard organization. Admissions Information Sessions are available on selected dates during the fall and spring semesters and daily in July and August.

Campus Close-Ups are held five times during the academic year. Campus Close-Ups provide prospective first year students 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 75-minute walking tour of campus led by a current student. The only cost for attending Campus Close-Up is lunch. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

Individual appointments with admissions counselors are available from September through June and are designed for prospective first year students who are unable to attend an Admissions Information Session or a Campus Close-Up. 

Individual appointments with a transfer admissions 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 of the college to which they are assigned.

For more visit information, please explore the Visit Us section of the Admissions website. If you have questions, please email or call the Admissions Office at 608.785.8939.