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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Molly from WI
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Appleton is a great city, but it is fairly spread out and hard to navigate without a car. So, most of the fun activities students participate in are through campus clubs and groups. There are countless trips to sign up for, including annual camping and canoe trips. Many people are involved in athletics. Despite the academic rigor of the school there is a fairly active party scene, especially around the fraternities, who have 1-2 theme parties per term. Upperclassmen can enjoy the Viking Room, which is a bar for students and professors located in the basement of one of the academic buildings.The VR holds activities like weekly trivia, guest bartenders, and Senior Night activities. The main attractions of downtown Appleton are also bars, though there isn't really a college bar scene due Lawrence's small size.

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  • English major
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Appleton isn't as po-dunk as it sounds. Offerings off-campus include the typical kitschy-type stores, lots of bars, a performing arts center and a mall. Other than that, students are pretty self-sufficient in terms of entertaining ourselves and there are groups designated to making life on campus fun. They do well.

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  • Jazmin from Bronx, NY
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There is ALWAYS something to do on our campus. If you're not a partier the LU film club holds events on Friday nights. SOUP (Student Organization for University Programming) has comedians, speakers, events on campus throughout the week multiple times throughout the term. There are things held in our conservatory by students whether they are recitals, senior projects or main stage productions. There are a MULTITUDE of groups to join on campus including Anime Club, Massive Movement a Hip Hop Dance Organization, Meditation Club, SLUG (Sustainable Lawrence University Garden) among many others.

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  • Bre from WI
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't expect a huge city nightlife scene - this is Appleton, Wisconsin after all. But on the bright side, there are plenty of things to do on campus and the social events are pretty much endless. There are music events constantly and clubs do everything under the sun to entertain and involve their members. Most people end up getting really great groups of friends together and going out or watching endless Netflix marathons, which is always fantastic. Basically, whatever you're looking for, you can find it somewhere.

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  • James from North Riverside, IL
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    There is always something going on at Lawrence. Whether you're a party animal going to frat parties or enjoy a relaxing scene at concerts, you'll have something to do. I'll run you through a typical week at Lawrence fun wise. Through the week there is always something going on at the Conservatory; things like concerts, or plays. Also, at the Cafe located in the Campus Center, there are comedians or bands that play. Then on the weekends there are of course, parties. Also throughout the week, there are all kinds of sporting events going on.

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  • Sarah from Winchester, MA
  • Apr-19-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There isn't a lot of things to do in Appleton without spending money, but if you do spend money there are options. A really cool thing about the town is that Broadway plays come, which is unusual for a town/city its size. The Lion King was playing while I was there, and student rush tickets are only $20 which is a great opportunity. On campus, there is always something to do it seemed, and everyone was pretty busy with their various clubs/teams/groups. Lawrence is not a traditional party school though by the looks of things there are parties pretty regularly (just not ones that are crazy/out-of-control). Because many Lawrence students are very musically talented, there are usually live bands at parties, which I thought was pretty cool and unique.

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  • Briana from Menasha, WI
  • Apr-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Join a club! Some of my best experiences here have been through groups like Quiz Bowl and Lawrence Christian Fellowship.

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  • Jenna from Madison, WI
  • Mar-29-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seemed like a lot going on, and Appleton seemed like a nice town to be in too.

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  • Rebecca from Frederic, WI
  • Jan-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Over your college career, you develop a sense of identity that you grow into; you find your niche and your special group of friends that become your family. If you are lucky, you and your friends will live up to the college experience. Have fun! Go out and party, make mistakes, but be safe in the process.

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