Bus Service--Free for Viterbo Students
Child Care Services
Counseling Services
Campus Dining
Discounts on Fine Arts Center Performances
Event Calendar
Fitness Information: Bike VU, Facility Hours, Group Fitness, and Intramurals
Health Services
Library Resources
Locker Rentals
Lounges on Campus with Microwaves and Refrigerators
Smoking Areas Outdoor
Student Handbook and Planner
Student Organizations and Sport Clubs
V-Hawk Athletic Events

Questions and Concerns

If you are in need of help, have a question or concern, Diane Brimmer, vice president for student development, may be the person to call.  You may contact her at 608-796-3801 or You may also contact the Office of Campus Activities and Orientation at 608-796-3807 or As a commuting student, it's important to stay connected. You are a valued member of the Viterbo community. 

The role of the vice president for student development is to serve as student advocate, ombudsman, and as a catalyst for improving student life. Working in partnership with students, faculty, and staff, the vice president develops policies, services and programs that promote learning, interaction, and healthy living. The vice president is also responsible for producing, interpreting, and enforcing the Student Handbook. The vice president also is the advisor to the Student Government Association. Oversight and support of these areas also falls within the purview of the vice president: campus activities, counseling services, dining services, health services, intercollegiate athletics, new student orientation, recreational sports, residence life, and student conduct. 

As a division, Student Development offers multiple services and places students at the center of its focus. Student Development professionals work to foster active student learning, leadership, and service. Many campus events and services are coordinated by Student Development professionals. These include athletic competitions, intramural sports, Family Day, the Health Fair, Homecoming Week, Lunch 'n Learn programs, Midnight Madness, New Student Orientation, the President’s Holiday Dinner, World View Week, St. Francis Day festivities, VU After Dark Weekend Late Night Programs, Welcome Week, the Student Leadership Recognition Dinner and more. 


Bus Service


All students may ride the Municipal Transit Utility Bus System by showing their Viterbo ID. This service is paid for through the student activity fee.

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Child Care Services

Viterbo University does not offer on-campus child care services.  However, there are many child care services available in the La Crosse area including those listed below.   

Barre Patch Child Care, 608-786-2282
Chibbler’s Daycare, 507-895-8474

Children’s Palace Childcare, 608-536-2392

Children’s Treehouse Childcare, 608-783-4545

Christian Chapel Daycare, 608-783-5722

Coulee Children’s Center, 608-787-5572

Country Kidds Daycare, 507-895-3025

Good Shepherd Childcare, 608-788-2245

Happy Apple Daycare, 507-895-3022

Joy’s Daycare, 608-781-5903

Just Us Kids Daycare, 507-895-4240

La Crescent Christian Childcare Center, 507-895-2374

La Crosse Day Care Centers, 608-783-8000

Little Angels Daycare, 608-782-6464

Little Bear Child Care, 608-783-2327

Little Learners Daycare, 608-786-2131

Mary Mother of the Church Early Childhood Center, 608-788-5225

Onalaska YMCA, 608-783-9622

Our Little Angels Childcare, 608-526-2339

Red Balloon Child Care Centers Incorporated, 608-784-9406

Smiley’s Childcare Center, 608-786-2095

The Children’s Place on Main, 507-895-8731

Toddle Inn Day Care, 608-788-5650

Twinkle Toes Daycare, 507-895-6268

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 Counseling Services

College life can be exciting, challenging, and very stressful. College students are faced with many changes in their lives, which can be difficult. It is not unusual for students, traditional or adult, to experience emotional struggles related to family, self, and others. Students don't need to meet these challenges alone. Counseling can help bridge the gap and offer support as a student is facing these challenges.

Students may schedule an appointment with counseling services by contacting Denise Homstad at the Student Development Center, 608-796-3825 or A student can also stop in to the Student Development Center, located at 936 Franciscan Way, to make an appointment. Appointments are free for all students. Hours are 9 a.m-6 p.m. Monday–Friday during the academic year except holidays. Time is reserved each day from 2–3 p.m. for walk-in appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. These are not scheduled appointments or reserved appointments. Those who are in crisis will have immediate priority.

Prior to the intake session students are asked to complete a personal information sheet to help the counselor understand the student’s concerns. During the intake appointment the student and counselor will discuss the student’s concerns and determine which counseling service will be most helpful. Counseling services are short-term and appropriate referrals are made by the counselor. 

Campus Eateries

Whether you just need a between-class snack or a full-course meal, it’s covered when you have a meal plan. There are also several dining locations and payment options offered on campus.

  1. Marian Hall Dining Room, also known as "The Caf": Meet your friends for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our all-you-care-to-eat location on the second level of the Student Union. Watch the preparation of your made-to-order meal or try one of our many home-style and international entrees. Your favorites from the grill, deli, and salad bar are always there for you too. Use your meal plan, V-Hawk Value Bucks, cash, or check. Hours of Operation

  2.  Crossroads: In the mood for something fast and light? This is a convenient place to visit with your V-Hawk Value Bucks or use cash, credit or debit cards. Located on the recently remodeled first floor of the Student Union, Crossroads offers made-to-order grill items, wraps and much more. Take a moment and eat your meal in the comfort of the Union or take it to go. Hours of Operation

  3. Franny’s Cyber Café: Relax and recharge while enjoying a cup of delicious coffee, your favorite latte or an espresso at Franny's Cyber Café in the Todd Wehr Memorial Library. Plus, desserts and snacks are available to keep you going throughout the day. Use your V-Hawk Value Bucks, cash, credit or debit card! Hours of Operation

V-Hawk Value Bucks

V-Hawk Value Bucks are prepaid dollars deposited onto your Viterbo ID. V-Hawk Bucks can be used in the form of a declining balance at The Caf, Crossroads Snack Bar, or Franny's Cyber Cafe. V-Hawk Value Bucks are a great value and are convenient to use. V-Hawk Bucks will carry over from the fall semester to spring semester but will not carry over after the spring semester.

To Add V-Hawk Value Bucks: 

A minimum of $30 must be deposited at one time to your Viterbo ID/account, and a maximum of $100 can be deposited to your Viterbo ID/account. For every $30 deposited, you will receive a bonus of $5. Deposits can be made by cash or check in the The Caf, second level of the Student Union, or by credit card or debit card in the business office, Murphy Center 214.

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Discounts on Fine Arts Center Performances

See world-class entertainment live on Viterbo's campus. The Fine Arts Center offers a variety of shows through the Bright Star Season, NexStar Season, Viterbo University student productions, Chamber Music Series, and the Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America Family Series. Tickets for La Croix Black Box Theater productions go on sale two weeks before the event, while other productions go on sale in August. Students receive a discount for performances.

Student Discounts:

  1. A 50 percent discount is given on main floor or first balcony seats or a 75 percent discount on second balcony seats on individual tickets for the Bright Star Season.
  2. A 50 percent discount is given on the La Croix Black Box Theater productions and other events which have been approved by the Student Government Association.
  3. Students are permitted one discounted ticket per student per event when presenting a Viterbo ID.

Pick what show you will go to next and contact the box office to purchase your ticket.

Fitness Center

Mathy Desk



 The Amie L. Mathy Center (Mathy Center) is your place for fitness and health. The facility is open a variety of hours to best accommodate all students. Use of the facility is free of charge when you show your Viterbo ID upon entering. The Mathy Center offers a variety of group fitness classes. If you need assistance maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maybe using a personal trainer or participating in the Healthy Hawk's program would be a good fit for you. If you would like to get involved in fitness options outside of the facility, check out the BikeVU program. The Department of Recreational Sports (housed in the Mathy Center) also offers a variety of intramurals, tournaments, and special events.

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 Health Services 

Health services provides students with convenient, accessible, comprehensive, high-quality, and low-cost health care.

  • Acute Care: Both walk-in and appointments are available during office hours for acute medical problems such as sore throat, bladder infection, vomiting/diarrhea, injuries, etc. Wait time may vary.
  •  Immunizations: Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, MMR, and Influenza
  •  Tuberculosis (TB) Testing: TB Skin testing is provided free of charge to all Viterbo students and staff. TB testing is a requirement for all students in the nursing, dietetic, and education programs. The student must be able to return to have the test read within 48-72 hours. Testing is not available on Thursdays.
  •  Laboratory Testing: Laboratory services include rapid strep throat screening, dipstick urinalysis, pregnancy testing, HIV screening (if an incident would occur on campus). Titers for rubella, rubeola, mumps, and varicella are available for nursing students with no insurance or inadequate insurance coverage. There are costs associated with these testing services.
  •  Consultation, Evaluation, and Referral: With the student's permission, consultations and referrals can occur with several on/off-campus offices including, but not limited to: personal health care provider, local clinics and hospitals, counselors, parents, residence life, faculty, advisors, etc. RN may provide medical evaluation prior to referral(s) being made.
  • Medication Dispensing: Over-the-counter medications are free of charge. Health services has a selection of over-the-counter medications available to students for a variety of illnesses. Typically a one or two day supply is given. Prescription antibiotics may be ordered for positive strep throat and urinalysis screens per physician protocols.
    Minor Injuries: Care may be provided for minor sprains, strains, cuts, abrasions, and contusions. More serious injuries will be referred to a local health care provider. Health services can provide/loan various equipment for student use including crutches, arm slings, hot/cold packs, and a wheelchair.
  •  Patient Education: Each visit is an opportunity for students to be educated about their health, medical care, and lifestyle choices. Information regarding medications received will be provided as well as instruction for follow-up care at home if necessary. A variety of educational materials are available in health services for students including pamphlets and videos on various health topics.
  •  Other Services: Health services will provide sharps containers to diabetic students for safe disposal of needles. Sick trays can be arranged for on-campus students who are too ill to go to the cafeteria for meals. Health education can be provided to groups upon request.

Contact Health Services to set up an appointment.

Library Resources

Are you trying to write that research paper, looking for a quiet place to study, need to use a computer, need to make copies/scan, or need assistance regarding a research assignment? The library is the place for all of this. Check our their comprehensive website.

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Locker Rentals

Students can rent and use lockers in the Student Union or the Amie L. Mathy Center.

Student Union Lockers
Pay for your rental at the Student Union Desk or contact campus safety.
$10/year or $5/semester

Amie L. Mathy Center Lockers
 Pay for your rental at the Mathy Center front desk.


Drop-in Lockers at the Amie L. Mathy Center
Drop-in use of lockers permit the use of personal locks during the day. All personal locks must be removed following the visit. All personal locks remaining at the end of the day will be removed.  Items will be stored for a minimum of one week and may then be donated to the Mathy Center lost and found located at the welcome center.  The lost and found is emptied throughout the semester and unclaimed items are donated to the local Goodwill stores.

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Lounges on Campus that have Microwaves and Refrigerators 

Sack Lunch  The following spaces on campus have microwaves or refrigerators and are available for use if you need it during the day. If using one of the refrigerators, make sure you label all items you place in there and remove at the end of the day

Franny’s Cyber Café – With hot and cold drinks, pastries, and sandwiches for purchase, Franny’s also has a microwave and plenty of seating. Franny’s is located adjacent to the Todd Wehr Memorial Library entrance. 

Hawk’s Nest
– The Hawk’s Nest is a social and recreational area with tables, seating, a refrigerator, running water, and a microwave. The Hawk’s Nest is accessed through the doors on the corner of Franciscan Way and V-Hawk Court, near the blue U.S. postal box.

Murphy Center Krajewski Lounge 
– Located at the top of the stairs on the fourth floor of Murphy Center, the Krajewski lounge includes comfortable seating, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

Nursing Center
- Located in the lounge on the second floor is a microwave. A refrigerator is located in the basement of the building.

Reinhart Center Lounge– Across from the Copy, mail and media center in the lower level of Reinhart Center, the Reinhart Center Lounge offers seating, running water, a microwave, and a refrigerator.    

Reinhart Center Reading Room – The Reading Room offers a microwave and a refrigerator. It is located at the top of the stairs on the second floor at the south end of Reinhart Center. 

Student Union –
There is plenty of seating in the Student Union. A microwave and running water is available and you can purchase meals, snacks or drinks in Crossroads Snack Bar or from the vending machines in the corridor.  

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Commuting students who have paid through the semester and are enrolled in at least one class can choose to park in Commuter/Employee parking lots A, C, G, H, I, J, and M. Those lots designated as employee/commuter lots have the permit regulations enforced from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (not on weekends, holidays or breaks). Unless prior arrangements have been made with physical plant, parking without a permit during the periods when the University is not officially in session is not permitted. For security reasons, no vehicle may remain in any employee/commuter lot past 1:30 a.m. Parking permits can be purchased at the business office, and more information regarding parking lot locations and regulations can be found online.

Smoking Areas Outside

Smoking is restricted to designated outdoor areas on-campus. The designated smoking areas:

  1. Area designated by signage between the Fine Arts Center and the Nursing Center.
  2. Area designated by signage in Marian Courtyard in the exterior stairwell of the Student Union.
  3. V-Hawk Outdoor Athletics Complex: East side of the parking lot near lot extension.

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Student Handbook and Planner

Many of your questions can be answered in the Student Handbook and Planner which is available here.

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Student Organizations and Sport Clubs

Student organizations and sport clubs serve as an added educational resource by offering students experiences related to their classes, as well as providing a variety of activities to supplement and balance their lives. Involvement in a group that helps to explore interests can be a source of developing skills, learning more about the many facets of a particular area, experiencing the interplay of working with others, and assuming leadership roles. Research has shown that 80 percent of learning takes place outside of the classroom. Get involved in one of the many student organizationss or sport clubs Viterbo has to offer. You can also start your own.

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V-Hawk Athletic Events


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Viterbo has added men's and women's track and field teams for the 2011-2012 school year. Viterbo V-Hawks also compete in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, softball, and volleyball. Viterbo is part of the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC). All athletic events are free of charge for students to attend.

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Questions and Concerns

If you are in need of help, have a question or concern, Diane Brimmer, vice president for student development, may be the person to call.  You may contact her at 608-796-3801 or You may also contact the Office of Campus Activities and Orientation at 608-796-3807 or As a commuting student, it's important to stay connected. You are a valued member of the Viterbo community. 

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