University Guest Housing

The Alumni House located at 224 North Park Street was built in 1890 by Maude H. Marshall family, the house was purchased by Lawrence University in 1974. For over 20 years it served as the residence for the Dean of Students until 1997, when plans were begun to renovate the Marshall house into a guest house for visitors and a community space for meetings, as well as other functions for campus groups.

Room Rates, Reservations & Check-In / Check-Out

Please note: Both guest houses on North Park Avenue are unavailable and offline for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Reservations are made on a first-come basis, however top priority is given to those that have a host department. Reservations for private stays (i.e. alumni, parents of students, etc) are not accepted more than 14 days prior to the date of arrival. All inquiries and reservations may be made by calling (920) 832-6839 or by sending an email to:


NOTE:  As of July 1, 2015, rates increased to $60 per night. Payment can be left in the key drop box in the hallway of the Alumni House, payment can be made via cash or check, or payment can be made in person at Office of Conferences and Events in the Warch Campus Center behind the Info Desk.

Questions or to make reservations, please call Conferences and Events at (920) 832-6839.

Arrivals & Departures

  • Keys - You will be issued two (2) keys; one key will be for the front door of the house (North Park Avenue), and the other key is for your assigned room. Your keys will be available either through your host department or through the Conferences & Events office. Keys coordinated through the Conferences & Events office must be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Guest arriving after hours or on weekends must contact Campus Safety at (920) 832-6999 to access the house and pick up keys. When checking out, keys should be dropped in the Key Drop Box located in the hallway of the guest house.
  • Check-In & Check-Out - Check-in time is at 3:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 10:00 a.m. Please notify the Conferences & Events office if your arrival time or departure time will be different then the times above.
  • Parking - Overnight parking is NOT available on any Appleton City street. Guests of the house may park in the University parking lot on the corner of Washington Street and North Park Avenue, which is a short distance away. A temporary parking permit is provided free of charge for the convenience of our guests. Please notify us at the time of your reservations if you will be needing a parking permit.