The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including Sage which is a new academic building, a recreation and wellness center, an amazing student union and many recently updated buildings to provide an upscale and accommodating environment for all of our students.
Where do the students go outside of class?
Reeve Memorial Union is the place where students like to relax, featuring a student involvement center, university bookstore, movie theater, club, food court, hair salon and coffee shop. Throughout the semester, the University hosts comedians, concerts, carnivals, workshops and many other events providing entertainment to students.
In addition to relaxation and entertainment, students will find many great places to study on the UW Oshkosh campus. One of the most popular study locations is Polk Library. The three-story library features computers scattered throughout the building and a newly remodeled Polk 101, offering students a study space that combines the best of a traditional reference room with a comfortable, technology-rich environment.
Where can I workout and play sports?
As a student, you have free access to the state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). This facility features multiple basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor soccer court, more than 80 cardio exercise machines, a jogging/walking track, climbing wall, aerobic studios, Cyber Café and many free-standing and machine weights.
In addition to the SRWC, students have access to Albee Hall, which is home to several racquetball courts and an indoor pool.
For students interested in intercollegiate or intramural sports, Kolf Sports Center is the field house of the university, including a weight room, gymnastics area and large gym with a track.
UW Oshkosh’s outdoor intercollegiate sports are played at the Oshkosh Sports Complex. This recently renovated facility is home to UW Oshkosh’s football, softball, baseball, men and women’s soccer, and men and women’s track and field teams.
Where would I learn?
There are ten academic buildings located on campus, which are remodeled on a regular basis and feature up-to-date technology. Classrooms have access to digital projectors, televisions and other forms of technology. Modest class sizes foster one-on-one and collaborative learning with professors, rather than teaching assistants.
All of UW Oshkosh’s colleges and programs are nationally or regionally accredited. Because of our faculty’s dedication to your educational experience, the University has received more UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Awards than any other UW System institution.
Where would I live?
With nine residence halls, UW Oshkosh offers students a wide variety of options to meet the diverse needs and interests of residents, including co-educational halls, a freshman-only complex and a designated substance-free floor.
Freshmen are encouraged to participate a first-year residential living experience called LIFE; that aids students in a successful transition to UW Oshkosh. The LIFE program is housed in Fletcher, Stewart and Evans.
All halls have a kitchen, laundry room, music room, recreation room, computer lab, vending and ice machines and floor study lounges.
What would I eat?
There are a number of dining locations on campus. Blackhawk Commons offers a variety of food items in an all-you-can-eat format.
Another popular dining location is the Reeve Union Marketplace, which sells individually priced food items, such as burgers, pizza and pasta, stir-fry and sauté, subs, salads and fresh fruit.
Other locations include Titan Underground, MiTaza Coffeehouses, Cyber Café, Scotty’s in Scott Hall, Sage Café and the Crescent Café which offers a weekly Taste of Nations luncheon every Wednesday.
What about diversity?
UW Oshkosh offers a number of services dedicated to meeting the needs of the diverse campus population. UW Oshkosh provides services like the Center for Academic Support and Diversity, Disability Services, LGBTQ Resource Center, Multicultural Education Center (MEC), Office of International Education, Returning Student Resources, Veteran’s Office, and Woman’s Center. These centers provide valuable services like academic advising, tutoring, student organizations (for example American Indian Association, Asian Students Association, Black Students Union, etc), as well as resources for returning students and veterans. The UW Oshkosh community strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.
What technology is available?
UW Oshkosh features 47 computer labs on campus located in convenient locations, such as the academic and residence hall buildings. Computer labs are kept on a three-year rotation to ensure students have access to the latest technology. Software is updated annually and computers are preloaded with the programs that students require for their classwork.
Would I be safe?
In addition to a low city crime rate, UW Oshkosh has its own, highly trained and professional state police officer force, as well as trained student community service officers that serve as police dispatchers. Students, faculty and staff are notified of campus emergencies online via the University home page and campus wide e-mail notification.
For students living on campus, residence hall entrance doors are locked or monitored at all hours of the day and night. Students walking between buildings late at night can request for an escort or take the free, late-night bus service. Located throughout campus, blue light emergency phones provide added security and are a direct line to the University Police.
Committed to maintaining a safe and secure educational environment, UW Oshkosh continues to develop new programs and technologies to better protect the campus community.