Excitement builds as the fall semester begins

Returning undergraduates and members of the class of 2019 will arrive on the Williams Bay campus later this month. In anticipation of their arrival, a great deal of work is being completed, including the completion of Lowrey Hall. When finished, the building will include a beautiful two-story library, science labs and classrooms. Five study carrels on the second floor will overlook Geneva Lake. Renovations also continue in Beasley Campus Center and in the Weidensall Administration Building. The large dining room inside the Beasley Campus Center has been refurbished as a social student space featuring computer stations, study tables and lounging areas.

The campus will welcome its first nursing students to campus, launching the four-year pre-licensure major. This important addition came about in direct response to community needs and will complement the university's core values of service above self. Nursing students will complete their first two years on the GWC campus and conclude their junior and senior years on Aurora University’s main campus in Aurora, Illinois, where they will focus on research, clinical practice and hands-on internships. In addition to nursing, undergraduates can choose to study in five focused areas such as applied psychology, criminal justice with an emphasis in conservation, environmental science (sustainability), parks and recreation leadership and social work.

Full-time students who are children and grandchildren of alumni who have earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at Aurora University or George Williams College are eligible for a $1,000 Alumni Legacy Grant; $500 for part-time students. There are several other scholarships available to GWC students. Information about admission and scholarships can be found at gwc.aurora.edu/admission.