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Viterbo University



Viterbo University had its beginnings in the early academic endeavors of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA). Its direct predecessor was St. Rose Normal School, fully organized in 1890 for preparing Sisters to teach in elementary schools.


More than 40 undergraduate degree programs, seven graduate degrees, and multiple certification programs


We hope the resources and information presented here are helpful to you in your quest to learn more about the vibrant undergraduate scholarly culture at Viterbo. The goals of Viterbo University's undergraduate research initiatives are to:

  • provide students with resources and opportunities to engage in meaningful faculty-student collaborative research and creative work.
  • supply infrastructure and support to faculty who mentor undergraduate research and creative work.
  • facilitate students’ presentation of their scholarship to faculty, peers, and community members.
  • foster the growth of students as inquisitive scholars, engaged citizens, and ethical leaders.


Federal work study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Qualifying students work on campus and earn at least the current federal minimum wage. Total work study award depends on when you apply and your level of financial need. If you are interested in getting a federal work study job while enrolled at Viterbo, make sure to apply for aid early. Funds are limited. The program is administered by the financial aid office and open positions are listed on Handshake at the beginning of each school year

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

  • Academic Advising
  • Office of the Provost
  • Academic Resource Center
  • Advancement
  • Alumni Office
  • Assessment and Institutional Research
  • Bookstore
  • Business Office
  • Campus Safety
  • Career Services
  • Communications
  • Copy and Mail Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Fine Arts Center
  • Grants Office
  • Human Resources
  • Instructional and Information Technology
  • Instructional Support Services
  • Mission and Ministry
  • Physical Plant
  • President's Office
  • Recreation and Leadership
  • Registrar

Housing services

Living on campus provides some of the most memorable moments of the college experience. Viterbo offers a variety of housing options, from recently remodeled dorm rooms to modern apartments. Viterbo's dining services offer three options on campus. The Caf is based on a food court concept, meaning short lines and a great selection. Einstein Bros. Bagels at Franny's offers fresh bagels, sandwiches, soups, salads, fruit, and gourmet coffee. Crossroads P.O.D. is a small convenience store on campus, carrying a variety of products including grab and go sandwiches, ice cream, smoothies, groceries, and health care products.

Library services

The entire library received a makeover with new paint, ceiling tiles, and carpeting.  Additional space was added to the second floor.  More study rooms, a new computer and instruction lab, and office space were also added.  One prominent and popular new feature was Franny's, a 24/7 study cyber cafe. The library has computers for Viterbo students, employees, and alumni.  

ICT services

The Instructional and Information Technology Department exists for the purpose of facilitating the incorporation of technology into the teaching/learning process, academic support services, and the delivery of administrative services.

Medical services

All incoming students are required to complete the Viterbo University Student Health Immunization Form  and also the Hepatitis B and Meningitis Form prior to admission to Viterbo University.At Viterbo University health services, our goal is to enhance the learning experience of each student by promoting the wellness of the entire university. We strive to:

Student Life

Campus life

Viterbo is located in beautiful La Crosse, Wis.—a city with a population of 52,000 in a metropolitan area of over 150,000, amid majestic bluffs and scenic valleys on the ­Mississippi River. U.S. News & World Report named La Crosse as one of the nation's 10 Best Places to Live and USA Today named it #7 of the top 25 best small college towns. Campus academic and residential ­facilities are located on approximately two acres on the city's south side. Viterbo's soccer, softball, and baseball fields are located ­approximately 3.5 miles north of the main campus.

Sports facilities

Participate in intramurals or club sports to have fun, get exercise, and make new friends. Support or join V-Hawk athletics, including nine sports each for men and women, and a co-ed dance team. There are seasons and sports for everyone. For a less competitive option, the Mathy Center and Recreation and Leadership offer a wide variety of services including group fitness classes, personal training, a fitness center, and 1/8 mile track

Student clubs

With 80+ student organizations and activities on campus, students have a wide range of options to stay involved and engaged. There are student organizations based on academic interest, social justice, leadership, service, or just fun. 


  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States


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