WLC's campus is closed until June 8. Learn more.
At Wisconsin Lutheran College, the health, safety, and well-being of
our students - as well as our entire campus community - are of utmost
importance. Therefore, we want to provide you with the latest
information regarding COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) as it relates to WLC. This page will be updated as the situation warrants.
Wisconsin Lutheran College's offices remain closed until at least June 8, and employees are working remotely. Please check back on June 8 for more information.
The best way to reach a specific person or department is via email.
To contact a WLC faculty or staff member, search the FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY.
To contact a Warriors Athletics coach or staff member, search the ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY.
Please direct media inquiries to Jennifer Garbo-Shawhan, Executive Director of Marketing and Communication.
To contact specific departments, you may use the email addresses listed below:
For other inquiries, please fill out our FEEDBACK FORM.
CAMPUS IS CLOSED: Wisconsin Lutheran College's campus remains closed until at least June 8, 2020. Please check back on June 8 for more information. Employees are working remotely.
EVENTS THROUGH JUNE 30: ALL events and facility rentals scheduled at WLC through June 30 have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled. For a list of rescheduled events, please see our news release.
COMMENCEMENT: Seniors who completed their degree requirements graduated in May as planned. However, the actual Commencement ceremony was moved to August 29. Diplomas will be mailed to graduates after the spring semester. Caps and gowns were mailed to students who requested them.
The federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic related to funding for colleges and college students is called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and within it is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
Wisconsin Lutheran College applied for the emergency grant and has received limited funds to disburse to eligible students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Please review the CARES Act Application for Additional Funding webpage for additional details.
As recipients of HEERF funds of the CARES Act, Wisconsin Lutheran College is required to post the following information:
Wisconsin Lutheran College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 13, 2020, and has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Wisconsin Lutheran College has received and will disburse to students at least $463,000 from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student, which is one half of the total amount allocated for Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
As of May 8, 2020, Wisconsin Lutheran College has distributed $437,525 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Approximately 850 students at Wisconsin Lutheran College were estimated to be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as evidenced by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)) and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
As of May 8, 2020, 683 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Wisconsin Lutheran College disbursed financial Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, up to $1,500, based on the Total Family Contribution (TFC) calculated by the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority was given to students with a zero TFC, and phased out with increasing TFC. Additional funds of up to $500 were provided to students remaining on campus without access to a meal plan and for displaced work-study students. $437,525 was awarded to 683 students with this method. The College also has some funds held for students (both those who have received funds and for those who did not) with need who may apply at the following link: CARES Act Application for Additional Funding.
Letter to students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
May 8, 2020
We hope this letter finds you well despite this challenging time. You may have heard about the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic related to funding for colleges and college students. It's called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and within it is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Wisconsin Lutheran College applied for the emergency grant and has received limited funds to disburse to eligible students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
Through funding by the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Wisconsin Lutheran College is providing this check to you. The funds are to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under your cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). Please note, at this time the taxability of these funds is unknown.
We know everyone has been impacted by this health crisis, and the financial hardship on students and their families may be overwhelming. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you continue your education so you can fulfill your career aspirations and become a strong Christian servant leader
If you do not have added expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, please void the check and return it to:
Wisconsin Lutheran College Business Office
8800 W. Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Please visit www.wlc.edu/coronavirus/ for additional information. If you have questions about this emergency grant, please contact Diane Hoehnke at email@example.com.
Assistant Vice President, Finance
Wisconsin Lutheran College has resumed the move-out process for resident students. This is a coordinated effort so that the college can ensure the safety of people on campus as well as those coming to campus. Students received an email on April 30 detailing the move-out process. Information is available on our website as well.
Send the key, along with your name, to:
c/o Wisconsin Lutheran College
8800 W. Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
RESIDENT RETURNING STUDENTS
GRADUATING AND NON-RETURNING STUDENTS
PARKING PERMIT HOLDERS
DONATIONS OF HOUSING AND MEAL-PLAN CREDITS
If you have questions, please email Nancy Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The disruption of normal, face-to-face interactions impacted WLC's academic advising process. Students should regularly check developments on myWLC (see the Registration Information and Advising Information links in the “Students” section). Students should also regularly check their WLC email for messages from professors and advisors.
In the event that a student can't reach their advisor in a timely manner, or if advising matters are not resolved to a student's expectation, they are encouraged to use the form below to submit a request, which will be acknowledged within 24-48 hours.
ACADEMIC ADVISING REQUEST FORM
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911.
If you are having suicidal thoughts or know someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline at 800.273.8255. Click here for Lifeline Crisis Chat.
If you, or someone you know, is having a mental health crisis, call the Christian Family Solutions Crisis Line, available 24/7, at 800.438.1772, option #1.
Students should follow the guidance of their local and state health departments regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. The general information provided below should not replace current advice from the government, area health departments, or your local healthcare provider.
The CDC recommends the following health practices to prevent sickness:
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect
Source: CDC Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wauwatosa Health Department
Enterprise: College Student Travel Assistance
With colleges and universities announcing campus closures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Enterprise wants to make it easier for students to get home to their families by reducing the age minimum and waiving the young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020.
U-Haul: Free Self-Storage
U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities. The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability.
Spectrum/Charter: Internet Access
To help students affected directly and indirectly by the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter is offering free access to Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not have a Spectrum subscription.