Sophomore Year Experience

SOPHOMORES, this page is specifically for you and lists events we think will be interesting to you.  Please check this page often for updates of new event listings.


1/24/2022 - 1/26/2022
Sophomore Sparkle:  Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about Viterbo’s 4-Year Graduation Guarantee, how to complete your graduation plan, and how to customize your major by adding one of the 40+ minors available. Be sure to check your campus mailbox for a list of exclusive sophomore events!

2/14/2022 - 2/18/2022
Career Week:
  Watch for must-have career tips on VU social media and communications to keep you on track for post-graduation success. The following week is the WorkForce Career, Internship, and Graduate School – a fantastic event to learn more about opportunities for any major.

Soph-Prof Dinner:  Sophomores are encouraged to sign up for this event to connect with faculty while breaking bread together.  This is a great opportunity to build better relationships with instructors inside and outside of your major!

Sophomore Service Day:  Sophomores are encouraged to serve this day at the FSPA Garden, with Habitat for Humanity, GROW La Crosse, or the WAFER Food Pantry.  We’ll start by kicking things off at 8:30a in Nursing 196 with a welcome, before moving on to serve from 9a-12p.  We’ll wrap up with lunch and reflective conversations to highlight the needs that go beyond a Saturday morning. Visit for registration 2-3 weeks before the event! 

5/6/2022, 11:00-3:00pm
Midway Celebration: 
You made it!  Come celebrate your halfway point to graduation. Get your first piece of graduation regalia, make lasting memories, and have a chance to win some awesome prizes.  We'll have a separate table/space for sophomores at Viterbo's Courtyard Carni tradition on the last day of classes!


08/29/2021, 5-6:30 p.m.
     Welcome Back Celebration:  Join us in Marian Courtyard for food, fun, games (including
     BINGO with prizes!), and music by DJ MkFly!  Connect in a relaxing environment with
     your friends who have also returned to campus. 

09/13/2021, 7 p.m.
     "You Are Enough" - Darryl Stinson, Speaker:
  Darryl Stinson, a former Division 1 athlete,
     author, speaker, entrepreneur, pastor and suicide survivor, got a second chance and has 
     come to believe that life matters.  He has built a life he loves waking up to experience each

09/16/2021, 7 p.m.
     Gary Tyler, Keynote Presentation:  Gary Tyler, and African-American, was 16 years old in
     in 1974 when he was charged with and wrongfully convicted for the murder of a
     fellow student who was white.  He spent 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary, one of
     the nations bloodiest and most violent prisons.  He was the youngest inmate in history to 
     be incarcerated on death row. 

     St. Francis Week (Monday: Feast of Francis):
Numerous events offered throughout the
     week.  Attend one or attend all.



  • Meet with your Academic Advisor twice each semester.
    • Finalize your graduation plan
    • Sign graduation guarantee
    •  Registration approval 
  • Get to know your Faculty Advisor with a one-on-one meeting!  Make an appointment with them and ask how they chose their career, what other positions they've held in the field, what they love about it, advice they can offer you as you go through school, etc.
  • Resume Review Session with Career Services.  Sophomore year is a great time to start building skills in resume/cover letter writing.  Sign up for an individual appointment via Zoom here.  The Career Services website has many useful resources such as resumes/cover letter samples by major and a Resume and Cover Letter Toolkit.  Once a meeting has been scheduled, send your resume/cover letter to Jenna Eichberger.  At the meeting you can then discussion any questions you may have as well as how to tailor your materials to show how to meet the needs of the employer.