Did you know that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the 3rd. largest university in Wisconsin? Right out our back door and just blocks away from the B&B. How convenient that it is for students growing up in our community and parents sending their kids off to school and parents coming to visit.
Located on the Fox river and with so much to offer such as recreation, arts and culture, service learning and career building, Oshkosh is a great school to consider. Approximately 13,500 students benefit from the nationally recognized expertise of the faculty and a wide variety of courses and degrees are offered — including 58 undergraduate majors,17 master’s degree programs and one doctoral degree (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) — and modest class sizes. With 80,000 alumni is easy to see why Oshkosh takes such pride in its campus.
Did you also know that the students at UWO have so much at their fingertips. Reeve Memorial Union is the place where students can go to relax, featuring a student involvement center, movie theater, club, food court and coffee shop. Throughout the semester, the University also hosts comedians, concerts, carnivals, workshops and many other events providing entertainment to students.
As a student, they also have free access to the state-of-the-art student recreation and wellness center. 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. Albee Hall which is home to several racquetball courts and an indoor pool are also provided. 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 Oshskosh 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.
When it comes to learning, 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. All of UW Oshkosh’s colleges and programs are nationally or regionally accredited. UW Oshkosh also 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.
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 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.
As you can see, as a community we are very fortunate to be able to offer so much to our children in learning and hopefully staying and building a life in our ever growing city.