Nestled in Central Wisconsin, you will find communities that welcome students with open arms. We joke about finding your “flavor of fun,” because we are home to great restaurants, ice cream shops, local farm sheds and of course cheese factories. If you love the outdoors, you can enjoy the 27-mile Green Circle Trail or ski on top of Rib Mountain in Wausau. Get to know our local arts and culture scene by spending time at the Sculpture Park or listening to the Levitt Amp concert series at Pfiffner Park. Check out UW-Stevens Point and see for yourself!
Students who attend UW-Stevens Point are hard-working individuals ready to better themselves and find solutions to problems in our ever-changing world. Strong work ethic, a determination to succeed and the willingness to learn from others are just a few reasons why you should choose UW-Stevens Point. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we are too. Here are just a few reasons why the UW-Stevens Point campus is the right fit for you.
With options to study in Stevens Point, Marshfield or Wausau, local students have the opportunity to receive a high quality education close to home. Students can work, take classes and still find time to do fun activities with friends and family.
Choosing a major can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. With over 120 undergraduate options to choose from, UW-Stevens Point will make sure to find the right program for you. Our academic and career advising team will guide your academic journey. UW-Stevens Point has succeeded in helping thousands of students find their passion. The end goal is to lead you to your future career!
Investing in your education is a big decision. UW-Stevens Point helps make that decision easier by providing scholarship opportunities and financial aid to offset college costs.
Small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from our distinguished faculty members. As a UW-Stevens Point student, you will never feel like just a number. Faculty members encourage office hour visits and are ready to go the extra mile to see you walk across the stage at Commencement. Unlike other universities, research opportunities are offered to undergraduates. Students work side-by-side with faculty to find answers to unsolved problems.
John Greendeer, B.S. Political Science 2004, was elected to a term as President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was the nation’s Executive Director of Heritage Preservation, and now serves as their Health and Wellness Coordinator. He is a board member of the Notah Begay III Foundation and served the Alumni Board of Directors. Watch this video to learn more about Jon Greendeer.
Dale Klapmeier, B.S. business 1983, founded Cirrus Design Corporation with his brother Allen. Cirrus manufactures single-engine, piston powered aircraft. He and his brother have earned the 2007 Dr. Godfrey Cabot Award, the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) 2007 Freedom of Flight Award, the EAA August Raspet, Air Safety Foundation 2005 Admiral de Florez Award. They were named “Living Legends” Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year by Airport Journal and the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year. Watch this video to learn more about Dale Klapmeier.
Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Musical Theatre 2005, has performed on Broadway in “Grease,” “South Pacific,” “Anything Goes,” “Bandstand,” “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Cinderella,” earning Tony nominees for Best Actress for the last two as well as a Drama Desk Award. She has had several television appearances and starred in two Hallmark Channel movies, as well as in numerous theatre productions. Watch this video to learn more about Laura Osnes.
Terry Porter, Communication 1985, attended UW-Stevens Point from 1981-1985 before being drafted into the NBA. While attending, he played for the Pointers basketball team. He was named an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics First-Team All-American his junior and senior year. His NBA career included playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs before retiring in 2001. He then was an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. Eventually he became head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves and the University of Portland. In 1993 Porter returned to Stevens Point to finish his degree in communication. He also established the Milwaukee Scholars Fund at UW-Stevens Point and was won the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999.
Alexa Posny, B.S. Sociology and Psychology 1974, served as assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education and as senior vice president of state and federal programs for Renaissance Learning. She also served many state and regional special education roles in the Kansas and on several national special education board of directors, including the National Council for Learning Disabilities. She is now an education consultant in Washington, D.C. Watch this video to learn more about Alexa Posny.
Pat Rothfuss, B.A. English 2000, is a New York Times bestselling author of two fantasy novels in “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series, “The Name of the Wind” and “Wise Man’s Fear.” The book series has sold more than 10 million copies. He is currently working on the third novel and has written several novellas for the series and adapting his books for television. Rothfuss is also the founder of Worldbuilders, a geek-centered nonprofit that supports humanitarian efforts worldwide and has raised more than $10.4 million since 2008. Watch this video to learn more about Pat Rothfuss.
Cheryl Schreier, B.S. Natural Resource Management, Environmental Education and Biology 1979, worked for the National Park Service for 30 years, ending her career as the first woman to serve as superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Park. While in college, she interned at Jewel Cave National Monument, then went on to work at Death Valley National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Independence National Historical Park, the National Park Service office in Denver and Bryce Canyon National Park. She also was the superintendent of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.
Jordan Zimmermann, Business Administration 2007, is a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers and formerly for the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers. In 2014, he was the first Nationals pitcher to throw a no-hitter, and in April 2016 he was the American League Pitcher of the month. In February 2019, Jordan and his wife, Mandy, ’07, donated $500,000 to UW-Stevens Point’s baseball program to replace the baseball scoreboard, add a new backstop and double batting cage area and make other field improvements. The field will be renamed in their honor. Learn more about Jordan Zimmermann’s major league career.
Being a UW-Stevens Point student means being more responsive to local needs, and helping to solve regional problems by embracing the sustainability principles of planet, people and profit. Whether you are an avid eco-friendly person or someone who just thinks it’s cool to protect the planet, you will find various ways to join our sustainable community.
Learning never stops at UW-Stevens Point. Whether you are in the classroom, conducting research or working as an intern, you will expand your knowledge and skills to land a job after you graduate. Enjoy learning in our $75 million state-of-the-art Chemistry Biology Building with 19 research and 39 teaching laboratories and a tropical conservatory. We are arguably the best-equipped facility among the 11 four-year UWs that focus on teaching.
Strong corporate partnerships with Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Inc., Delta Dental, Worzalla Publishing and Marshfield Clinic Health System help our students gain hands-on experience in their field of study. In November 2021, The Skyward Internship Center located in the University Science Building, opened its doors to Skyward interns. The designated area provides interns with office space and a direct Skyward internship manager for guidance and mentorship. Skyward employs approximately 50 UW-Stevens Point student interns each year, with employment in programming, customer consulting and support, marketing, accounting and other areas.
Want to be a champion? Us too. We offer 21 varsity sports ranging in hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, football, swimming and diving, track and field, baseball, softball and wrestling. We are proud to be the first Wisconsin school to have women’s wrestling. UW-Stevens Point holds Division III National Championship team titles in men’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and softball. If varsity level competition is not your interest, check out UW-Stevens Point Club Sports or intramurals. If you have a competitive drive to continue to play a sport, you’re in luck at UW-Stevens Point.
UW-Stevens Point is proud to hold the title of being the first and only Wisconsin school accredited in all areas of the fine arts. Whether you like attending musicals, dance performances, listening to bands play or choirs sing, you will find something to enjoy with our booming arts and culture scene.
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1750 registered participants in the open swim program, 16 hours of swimming each week
716 registered climbs at the wall, open three nights per week
164 Group Exercise classes taught for 498 unique participants; each attended an average of three classes.
378 unique participants played 419 games during three blocks of play in Intramurals
799 unique participants attended open gym during the spring and fall, playing basketball, volleyball and using the track in the Multi-Activity Center