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    We are excited to have you visit campus. Please remember to schedule your visit so that we can prepare for your arrival.  Parking instructions, including a permit, will be emailed to you after you schedule your visit with us. Please consider printing a campus map

    La Crosse and Onalaska Exits

    From Interstate I-90, Exit 3, Exit 4 and Exit 5 all lead to the UW-La Crosse campus, but only the closest exit is listed below for each direction. 

    • Exit 3 travels along the scenic Great River Road and is the main route to Historic Downtown La Crosse.  
    • Exit 4 is a direct route south linking Hwy. 53 from the north with Hwy. 16.
    • Exit 5 is the most easterly route into the City of La Crosse via Hwy. 16.

    From the North (Hwy. 53): If traveling south on Highway 53 (go over I-90 at Exit 4). Follow Highway 157 to Highway 16. Turn right on Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. 

    From the West (I-90): Exit Interstate I-90 at Exit 3 onto US 53 South. Drive 3.9 miles and turn left on La Crosse Street; continue for 1.1 miles and turn right on East Avenue to Campus.

    From the East (I-90): Travelers heading west to La Crosse on Interstate I-90 exit at Onalaska-La Crosse Highway 16 (Exit 5). Turn left onto Highway 16. Drive 4.8 miles and right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

    From the South: Highway 14, 61, and 35 enter the city on the south. Follow the green "UW-La Crosse" signs north on Losey Boulevard to Highway 16 (3.0 miles). Turn left on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. 

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