Aerial view of WLC

Returning Student Commuter Application

As a residential college, WLC requires students to live in college housing through their third year after high school unless any of the following apply:

  • Student lives within 50 miles of campus with their parent(s), stepparent(s), grandparent(s), legal guardian, or a sibling who is 22 years of age or older. 
  • Student is married.
  • Student has a dependent child.
  • Student has served or is currently serving in the military.
  • Student has exceptional circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Financial concerns are NOT considered “exceptional circumstances” qualifying a person for commuter status.

Students who knowingly and intentionally violate the college's residential policy will be charged $2,500 for each semester living in violation of the policy.

Students who wish to commute must re-apply for commuter status annually. Exception: Students who graduated from high school three or more years ago are automatically approved to live off campus and do not need to submit this application.

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers housing for traditional undergraduate students through their fourth year after high school or through 22 years of age (as available). Fifth and sixth year students need special permission from the Director of Residence Life to live on campus.