LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College will host its bi-annual college-wide open house event on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse, Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah and Viroqua locations.

               Program and admissions information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. The residence hall in La Crosse will be open for tours and wait list sign up. The college will be waiving the $30 application fee for those who apply during the open house. The offer is available to high school seniors and older, who wish to apply to attend Western in spring, summer, or fall 2024. 

At the La Crosse main campus, all activities will be held in the Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N. There will be representatives from student services, clubs and organizations, and four-year universities that accept Western credits.

Financial Aid and Resource Planning Services staff will be available at the La Crosse main campus only. The Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is undergoing an overhaul this year with the 2024-25 FAFSA form not opening until December. Staff can assist in filing the 2023-24 FAFSA with students planning to attend Western in Spring or Summer 2024 and can help answer questions for students enrolling in Fall 2024 utilizing the new FAFSA form.

The public is invited to attend anytime during the open house events. For details on activities, visit For more information about additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the website at

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