Student Early Enrollment Day (SEED) and Orientation Session
By The Numbers
Why swim with thousands in a big school, when you can be a big fish at Lakeland College?
What does it mean to be a big fish? It means you'll be known around campus as a person, not a number. It means you'll do great things — in the classroom, in your extra-curricular activities and in the community. Simply put, it means you'll be part of a close-knit family.
Register for Preview Day
We're very excited that you have decided to join us for an Open House at Lakeland College. You will have a chance to learn what Lakeland has to offer, see how Lakeland can help you meet your career goals, and have some fun. There is a full and exciting day planned - we encourage you to stay for as many activities as you can.
Preview Day Schedule
- 1-1:30 p.m.
(Bradley Building Art Gallery)
- 1-2 p.m.
(Bradley Building Art Gallery)
- 2-2:20 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
(Bradley Building Art Gallery)
- 2:20-3:45 p.m.
- 3:45 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
Interest Sessions #1*
- 4:10-4:30 p.m.
Interest Sessions #2*
*Interest Sessions (Choose 2 of 4)
- Financial Aid - Find out more about our financial aid process and forms necessary to receive financial aid.
- Student Life - Ask questions of current Lakeland College students.
- Career Development - Learn about how we help our students prepare for successful careers through preparation and internships. Real-life examples of alumni will also help provide perspective and insight into the value of a Lakeland degree.
- Enrollment Process - Find out what makes Lakeland College unique and ask questions about the admission and enrollment process.
Debate at Lakeland College
Students can now do great things in speech and debate at Lakeland College. Significant leadership and resources have been committed to the development of a top-level team.
David Henning, a familiar face from Wisconsin's debate community, heads Lakeland's new debate and forensics program. With more than 30 years of debate experience, David provides strong team leadership. He will also teach the college's new debate course, which will be offered for the first time this spring.
Henning has been a debater, debate coach and judge for 32 years. He participated in more than 300 debates in high school and college, and has judged nearly 2,000 debates. He won one high school and three college state debate championships and placed second nationally in the 1985 Freshman/Sophomore College National Debate Tournament.
Lakeland's program is for students at every level of experience - from high school national championship qualifiers to those with no previous debate experience. More than a dozen current Lakeland students — some with high school debate experience — have joined the team, providing Henning a core to build upon. Lakeland's team plans to compete in various debate formats, including policy debate, as well as in forensics and individual speech events.
To find out more, simply tell us about yourself by completing the form below. A Lakeland College representative will contact you soon with more information about our exciting new debate program.[No form id or name provided!]
Snapshots of Success
After you graduate from Lakeland College, success comes next.
Whether you launch a career at one of this area's world-class international companies, or give working in a foreign country a shot, you'll be prepared and attractive to those who hire. Maybe you yearn to continue your education as a Ph.D. graduate student at a major university. We've got quite a few of those out there right now, working to change the world.
No matter what major you choose, Lakeland College is committed to preparing you for life after graduation. But don't take our word for it. Check out these 31 short stories of success about just some of our recent graduates. Their degrees vary, but woven through their stories is a common theme. Lakeland, they say, provided a springboard to success.
My experience at Lakeland was so positive. When I came in as a freshman, I was scared and didn’t know who I was. Lakeland's a small school that takes you as a clean slate and turns you into an awesome painting.” Read More
Becky Mayo '13
Everything was new to me. Food, culture, language, everything I did at Lakeland was challenging for me. I tried my best all the time, so my college life could be full and exciting. I believe my efforts are paying off." Read More
Hiroe Terasawa '13
I wanted to fly ... Lakeland’s (aviation program) was a great way to earn credits, learn about aviation and fly. It worked out great for me. I’m close to 100 hours of flight time and almost have my instrument rating.” Read More
Ryan Graves '13
I learned how to work alongside others, while embracing strong values. It was a great experience. At Lakeland, you interact so much more with people, and everyone treats you like a person, not a number.” Read More
Benjamin Stellmacher '10
I definitely think Lakeland prepared me for generating research ideas, and the critical thinking was a huge thing there. Lakeland was just a really good place for me, a place where I was able to imagine what I could do in the future.”Read More
Phil Sontag '10
I’d say Lakeland enabled me to realize my potential. The people at Lakeland pushed me and made me believe I could do whatever I wanted to do." Read More
Evan Dieringer '13
I think choosing Lakeland is probably the best decision I ever made. At Lakeland I was far more than just a number. I felt like I was truly part of a family, which was a unique experience that I would not have had anywhere else.”Read More
Amber Koenig '11
My experience at Lakeland changed my ability to communicate,” he says. “When I arrived, I was a professor’s nightmare when it came to writing, and it took me a long time to improve. But my professors never gave up on me. They knew I had it in me." Read More
Nick Nelson '12
Overall, what Lakeland does is open your eyes to the world and help you understand things on a macro level. It really makes you a well-rounded person.” Read More
Adam Beltran '12
The students were nice and generous and the professors knew exactly who you were. They care about you. You’re not just a student to them.” Read More
Amanda Knoener '11
Without Lakeland, I don’t think I’d be where I am today.” Read More
Mike Olson '11
I look back on my Lakeland College experience with very, very happy memories. My professors were so caring and they’re definitely people I try to emulate when teaching my own classes.” Read More
Brittney Sandberg '11
Lakeland, in a nutshell, is about ‘compassionate business.’ They expect you to get the job done, but they also care about you." Read More
Jake Frias '10 M.A.C. '13
Professor Ulrich is a great guy, and we still stay in touch. The one-on-one aspect of the German classes was a great part of the program.” Read More
Corey Petzold '08
What the professors gave me was a real thirst for knowledge, a desire to take things further. I wouldn’t have gone on to get a master’s degree or teach at the college level without my Lakeland experience.” Read More
Dale Yurs '09
Lakeland really helped me prepare for my career by providing me plenty of opportunity to learn through practical experience,” Read More
Markus Savaglio '10
It was the personal touch that mattered so much to me. I felt valued there. The people at Lakeland College made sure I was well-positioned to face the future.” Read More
Pratikshya Bhandari '11
At Lakeland, you are encouraged to do many things, and being able to balance all of them really helps prepare you well for the future.” Read More
Maria Santelli '10 M.B.A. '12
If I had to sum it up with one word, it would be worthwhile. Everything fell into place for me there.” Read More
Jay Freerking '11
They are invested in your life. Nobody at Lakeland is just another person. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s really true. Knowing how much people invested in me at Lakeland really drove me to work harder.” Read More
Elisabeth Daniels '10
My experience at Lakeland College molded me into the person I am today. I would never trade it for anything in the world." Read More
Mark Edmond '05
I just hope someday I can give back to a place like Lakeland as much as Lakeland gave to me. I simply can’t say enough good things about Lakeland. People may not have heard about it, or know where it is, but honestly, it changed my life.” Read More
Cindi Schaefer '12
After the first year, I absolutely loved it. I had so many friends, so many great relationships with students, faculty and staff. When it came time to graduate, I did not want to leave.” Read More
Cathy Sims '10
I am a quiet, shy person by nature, but the one-on-one relationships with the teachers helped me open up and establish strong relationships with them." Read More
Emily Bass '11
Lakeland molded me into the person I am today. What Lakeland builds itself on is being a community, a family. That’s forever.” Read More
Emma Drake '13
Lakeland was hugely influential in my life. The professors were top-notch, always so helpful. Everyone there is always so willing to help you succeed.”Read More
Jessica Lillie '10