Life at Lewis

Life at Lewis University is all about opportunity. Tucked within the trees of our vibrant campus is something for everyone. Active residence halls, championship-winning athletics, community-building club sports, academic and social clubs, theatre and the arts, and everything in between. And if you don’t see it, we’ll help you create whatever your mind can dream up.



Lewis has a history of competing at the highest levels in NCAA Division II athletics. Whether you are part of an athletic team or want to play a sport with your friends, you will learn to be part of a team, a valuable life lesson.



Fitness, wellness, intramural, and recreational programs and activities are provided for the students, faculty/staff, alumni, spouses, and children, as well as other Lewis University community members. This provides a unique environment for students to interact with other members of the larger University community.

Fine Arts & Theatre

Arts & Theatre

Many performances take place throughout the school year in the newly renovated Philip Lynch Theatre located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center. Musical and non-musical performances by faculty, staff and students occur throughout the season.

 Music Opportunities for ALL Majors

Did you sing in your high school choir or perform in your jazz band? Were in a rock band? Undergraduate students can continue to pursue your passion of music while at Lewis regardless of your major! The Music Department awards scholarships to students, regardless of major, to participate in various music ensembles.

You do not have to be a Music major to participate in music groups at Lewis!

  • Applied lessons for non-majors are one credit hour and result in a weekly 30 minute private, 1:1, lesson. Lesson days and times are TBD.

  • Beginners are welcome! Students do not need to know how to read music or have any musical background. Our instructors work with students from beginning to advanced college majors.

  • For some applied instruments, students do not need to have their own instrument.The Music Department provides guitars, bass guitars, double basses, percussion instruments, and pianos to beginning students. For other instruments, the Music Department can help arrange rental instruments for the semester.

  • Applied lessons do not yet satisfy the Fine Arts general education requirement, but they do award elective credit toward the 128 credits required for graduation.

The Music Department also has a number of ensembles for college credit. Like applied lessons, as long as a student is under 18 credit hours they can enroll in an ensemble for credit at no additional charge and earn college credit!

  • Chamber Choir: this choir sings all types of choral music and all voice types are welcome.

  • Rock Band Ensemble: This group plays all types of pop music. Drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, rappers, DJs, and singers are encouraged to enroll!

  • Jazz Band: this ensemble plays all types of jazz music from combos to big band.

  • Gospel Choir: this group sings traditional and contemporary Gospel music.

  • University Orchestra: students should visit for audition information. Brass, woodwind, and percussion students are asked to contact MYSO soon!

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Students, faculty, and staff at Lewis have a number of ways to develop their spiritual selves through retreats, volunteer activities, Bible study, Mission trips to underserved populations and many more. You’ll learn to make a difference in our communities.

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