Campus Logistics

Western Technical College is located in La Crosse, WI. We also have five regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua.  For information on the Regional Learning Centers see: Regional Learning Center (RLC) Contacts and Resources

Western Calendars

Here is a link to the Official Trimester calendars as well as other college calendars for the year: Western Calendars

To learn how to export a calendar from InfoSilem Portal to your Outlook calendar, see this PDF.

Hours of Operation

Details on the access times to different areas of the college can be found on Western’s “Annual Security And Fire Report and Policy Statement”.

Construction Updates

There are a variety of construction projects happening at Western’s main campus and some extended campuses. For updated information on construction projects, visit the Vision 2020 SharePoint site at Western Construction. The campus maps and parking web page has information about parking and to know which spaces and buildings are currently accessible.

Parking at Western

Parking permits are not required at the Regional Learning Centers; however, street parking at the La Crosse campus is limited and available in two-hour increments. Parking permits are required for use of the La Crosse campus’s parking lots and parking ramp prior to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.

For information about obtaining parking permits at the La Crosse Campus, visit the Parking Permits web page.

(Parking meters may be used at the Health Science Center, or parking permits for that building may be purchased from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.)

Ride for Free!

Western students, staff, and faculty members can use the city bus system for free using their Western I.D.

There is also free bike parking available throughout the campus.

Obtaining Western ID Cards, Keys & Name badges

Please contact your Division Office (at the La Crosse Campus) or the Operations Assistant (at each Regional Learning Center) for information about obtaining a Western ID, keys, name badge, or business card.


In the case of an emergency, immediately dial 911 and then contact the appropriate Western personnel.

  • At the La Crosse Campus, notify Security at 608-785-9191.
  • At the Regional Centers, notify the front office staff at the campus.

Safety Procedures

Western has designated procedures to follow in case of most emergencies that could happen on campus. Although not every conceivable situation is addressed, the guidelines can assist students, staff, faculty and visitors cope with most campus emergencies. All students, staff faculty and visitors are expected to follow the established procedures to the best of their ability. Western will regularly test the emergency drills including annual testing of evacuation procedures.

Guides are in every classroom and office on all Western campuses. They’re also publicized annually in Western’s Annual Security And Fire Report and Policy Statement.


The Security Office, located in Kumm Center, Room 100, is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure campus, which in turn provides a secure learning environment. The College’s security force patrols the La Crosse campus throughout the day and night. In the evenings, in La Crosse, Security can chaperone individuals to their cars upon request.

  • La Crosse Campus security: 608-785-9191.
  • Regional Center security: notify the front office staff at your regional campus

Receive Emergency Notifications

Any students, faculty, or staff can register to receive emergency notifications on their cell phones and/or home phone. Type in “Western Technical College” when registering. Notification sign-up must be completed each trimester.