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Warrior Orientation and Welcome

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Warrior Orientation and Welcome (WOW) is a series of events designed to introduce you and your family to life at WLC. We'll connect you with key people who will work with you to ensure you have a successful start in college, help you learn about all WLC has to offer, and show you fun things to do in the Milwaukee area. God's blessings on the beginning of your journey at WLC!

New students are invited to join us for WOW Camp on July 13-14.


All new students for Fall 2018 must attend WOW Weekend, which begins on Friday, August 24

If you have questions, please contact Barb Westness at 414.443.8813 or email her.


    Copies of mailings and emails will be posted as they are sent to new students.


    July 9, 2018:

    June 22, 2018:

    June 20, 2018:

    June 4, 2018:

    May 21, 2018: Save the Date Postcard

    Connect With Us

    Facebook: Class of 2022 Facebook Group for students

    Meet the 2018 WOW Team Leaders

    Contact:  Barb Westness, Director of Student Programming and New Student Orientation

    Phone:  414.443.8813



    Dining Options - learn about food service on campus

    Directions to WLC - find the best route to campus

    E-Bill Tutorial - contains information for students and parents about viewing and paying E-Bills

    Email Tutorial - contains log-in information for new students as well as info on deleting old messages

    Financial Aid - contact the office with questions or learn about loans and Work Study

    Health Services - find out about health resources, services, and forms

    Milwaukee-Area Information - restaurants, hotels, attractions

    Payment Options - learn about undergraduate payment plans and options

    Residence Life - learn about housing options on campus

    Student Handbook - rules, regulations, and resources for undergraduate students

    What Should I Bring? - download our suggested packing list


    College is about learning - and reading. One of our goals at Wisconsin Lutheran College is to help you develop a love for reading and the confidence that you can critically evaluate what you have read, then apply it to your life and work.

    2018 book image - Evicted

    With that in mind, each summer we ask incoming students to read a common text. The book selected this year is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of our own hometown of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

    New and used copies plus eBook versions of Evicted are widely available; check Amazon or your local new or used bookstore (ISBN-13 978-0553447453).

    We ask that you read this text before arriving for Orientation in August. The book will be infused into course assignments, discussions, guest lectures, and student programming throughout the year.

    We hope you have a blessed summer, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing your insights regarding Evicted during the coming year. Please bring your copy of the text to campus so that you can refer to it when it is discussed. 


    Wisconsin Lutheran College is a residential campus in a suburban setting. Parking on campus is limited; permits are required. Please refer to the WLC Parking page for the student motor vehicle policy and municipal parking regulations. Specific parking information for new students is available below. 







    WLC does not sell textbooks on campus, so you need to order your books online before coming to campus. Textbook information is listed with your courses on myWLC (Academics/My Courses). Click on the plus sign (+) next to a course number to see the titles and ISBN.  

    Use the ISBN to order your textbooks from any online source (such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chegg, or AbeBooks). Remember that the textbook price showing with your course is the list price for new books. You may rent or buy used books unless the professor has specified a need for new books (primarily for workbooks and lab manuals). 

    If you are unsure of what to order, email your professor from your WLC email account with questions.

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