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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!

A one-day orientation session is held for new students prior to the start of classes in January.

A three-day orientation event is held for new students prior to the start of classes in August.

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


    Save the Date

    The Fall 2020 Warrior Orientation & Welcome Weekend will take place August 28-30. New resident students will move in the morning of Friday, August 28. Students who are participating in a fall sport will arrive earlier in August; coaches will communicate that information to athletes.

    Connect With Us

    Facebook: Class of 2024 Facebook Group for students

    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 physical and mental health resources and services

    Milwaukee-Area Information - restaurants, hotels, attractions

    Packing List - a compilation of items that you may need in your residence hall room

    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


    New PC Workstation Recommendations

    • Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i-series (i5, i7)
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Storage: 250 GB or larger (SSD drives tend to be faster than HDD)
    • Network: 100/1000/Ethernet Card and/or wireless
    • Software: Office 365, which is included with your WLC email account

    New Apple Computer Recommendations

    • Processor: Intel i-series (i5, i7)
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Storage: 250 GB or larger
    • Network: 100/1000 Ethernet Card and/or wireless
    • Software: Office 365, which is included with your WLC email account

    All residence halls and apartments have wireless access.

    Existing Computers

    Minimum requirements for existing computers:

    • PC: Windows 10, Ethernet card and/or wireless, and Office 365
    • Mac: Mac OS X, Ethernet card and/or wireless, and Office 365

    Network Cables: Students must supply their own network cords.

    Surge Protectors: Students should have a surge protector on all computers used in the residence halls. Inexpensive surge protectors ($20-$30) are available at most retail stores. For greater protection, consider purchasing an APC Back-UPS unit (starting at approximately $50). 


    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.

  • Upcoming WOW Events

    No upcoming events are available.