Since it opened its doors as a normal school in 1894, the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point has touched the lives of thousands of people in both personal and professional ways. The university’s rich history and traditions have woven a tapestry of memories for its alumni and former faculty and staff members just as current students, faculty and staff are creating their own. This goal of this site is to preserve this tapestry for future generations and strengthen the bond we all share as Pointers.
New Traditions at UW-Stevens Point
New Pointers began a tradition at Convocation that they will repeat at their commencement - the touching of the cupola. Faculty and staff joined them, reinforcing their commitment to students and the university. View more information about Convocation and new UWSP traditions below.
Historic Preservation
View UW-Stevens Point yearbooks dating back from 1895-1988. Look for old friends, faculty, staff and fun memories at UWSP.
UW-Stevens Point mascots through the years
When did UWSP first get its beloved mascot? There are many stories surrounding the beginning of Stevie Pointer. The earliest mention of a mascot can be found in the school paper in 1896, not stating that we have one, but encouraging us to get one as "this seems to be the reason the other teams are winning" MORE
Alumni memories bring Nelson Hall's past to life
Nearly 100 years of memories linger in Nelson Hall on the UWSP campus, as it is one of the first and oldest residence halls in the UW System. At the request of the Historic Preservation Committee, UWSP alumni from the past 60 years have shared some of their favorite memories from the years they called Nelson Hall their home away from home. MORE


"The Purple and The Gold"
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"The Fight Song"
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To download the audio for the Fight Song contest, right click on the audio link and choose "Save Target As" For more information about the Fight Song contest, please go to

2011 Pep Band Version
Special thanks to Jordan Held and Patrick Lawrence

"Stevens Point Normal - Jolly Students"
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Written by Justus F. Paul, this book is a history of UWSP from 1894-1994.

Memories of UWSP

New memories are being made every day Share your favorites on the Connecting ​Point, our online community.

Take a look at the history and evolution of our campus! The History of UW-Stevens Point Collection Digital​ Archives​ are now available!