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A RICH COLLEGE EXPERIENCE SHOULD INCLUDE MORE THAN JUST HITTING THE BOOKS AND GOING TO CLASS

Get involved, try new things, meet new people, have fun! Browse this campus life section and find out more about the many clubs, organizations, activities and services that UW-Stevens Point at Wausau has in store for you. There are many activities for students to get involved in on campus. Find out more through our campus news and social media!

CAMPUS RESOURCES

The official UWSP Bookstore and Text Rental, located on the Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) and managed by Barnes & Noble College, is your source for UWSP’s Text Rental program, supplemental books, school supplies, UWSP gear and so much more.

Text Rental is where University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point undergraduate students rent and return their course textbooks instead of having to purchase them! Most required course textbooks are part of the rental program – however some professors may require additional supplemental texts or materials that are also available for sale in the Bookstore. The University Bookstore also stocks UWSP apparel , gifts, school supplies, electronics, art supplies, convenience items, snacks, gift cards and books for fun.

Shop anytime online at https://uwsp.bncollege.com.

Did you know?

School supplies, art supplies and supplemental books can conveniently be purchased and added directly to your student account anytime beginning one week before classes begin, to five weeks into the semester. Simply indicate you’d like to utilize student billing when making your purchase.

TEXT RENTAL CHECKOUT & CHECK-IN INFORMATION

You can find your textbooks and course materials by searching for your specific term at uwsp.bncollege.com.

Then click on the Course Materials tab and select Reserve Now. This will take you to your UWSP login. After logging in you will be routed back to the store individualized concierge textbook service.

From the link above, you can check your books out online to be shipped to you from the Stevens Point campus bookstore. You also have the option to stop into the Stevens Point campus bookstore to pick up your books in-person. If you come in-person, be sure to check with a bookstore associate for where to locate your rental textbooks.

OR if you are a branch campus student, you can choose the option to have your books delivered to the branch campus and you can pick them up in the library.

When it comes time to return your textbooks, you have three options:

  1. Return your textbooks in-person at the Wausau campus’s library (Room 250) no later than 4 p.m. on December 22, 2022.  Bring or know your student ID, we will supply the return packaging for this option (no need for a box), and there will be a short form to fill out.
  2. Return your textbooks in-person to the Stevens Point campus bookstore during store hours.
  3. Return your textbooks via mail/ground shipment at your own expense. You can mail back utilizing Media Mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS): https://www.usps.com/ship/mail-shipping-services.htm.

Choose whichever shipping option you wish but utilizing Media Mail is a cost-effective way to send textbooks through the mail.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Contact the University Bookstore & Text Rental

715-346-3431
University.Store@uwsp.edu
Text.Rental.Mgr@uwsp.edu

Dreyfus University Center
1015 Reserve St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

HRS

For information on benefits, reporting time, leave and more, log in to the MyUWSystem Portal using your UWSP username and password.

Office 365

All information about the upgrade to Office 365 email, calendaring and document sharing can found at the UW-Stevens Point Information Technology website.

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is available to help students maximize their learning experience by creating a culture of care, fostering personal responsibility, and encouraging involvement as members of the campus and broader communities. At the core of this work is a clear guiding philosophy and message to our students in Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wausau: You Matter. Point Cares. Life happens for students, challenges arise, and faculty/staff might have questions; let us help you get the support you need so you can help students stay on track.

Accessibility Services

Information about requesting accommodations can be found at the DATC website. If you have questions about accommodations or getting qualified, please feel free to contact the DATC office at 715-346-3365 or datctr@uwsp.edu.

Parking and Elevators

Reserved parking spaces can be found at the north end of campus, in Lot B and at the northwest corner of the field house, in lot D. Elevators are at the north, east and southwest entrances.

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is available to help students maximize their learning experience by creating a culture of care, fostering personal responsibility, and encouraging involvement as members of the campus and broader communities. At the core of this work is a clear guiding philosophy and message to our students in Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wausau: You Matter. Point Cares. Life happens, challenges arise, and you have questions; let us help you get the support you need so you can stay on track.

Emergency Grants

The Emergency Grant program is available to branch campus students with unexpected financial crisis that would cause them to not be able to complete the term. The Emergency Grant is intended to help with expenses such as unexpected medical expenses, car repair, travel expenses for family emergency and replacement of items due to theft/fire damage. Allowable expenses to qualify for a grant must be an emergency and cannot include on-going monthly expenses such as; rent credit card bills or utilities. Allowable expenses also cannot include tuition, textbooks, student fees, alcohol/tobacco, groceries, entertainment, legal services or fines. No more than two grants per academic year per student, not to exceed $500 in total is available. For more information, log in and complete the application.

Food Pantry

The Wausau campus’s food pantry, The Cupboard at Wausau, provides food assistance to students facing food insecurity. Students can order online (with drive-up pick up) or choose and pick up food in person, during regular hours or by appointment.

Health and Wellness

The University provides a range of services to support student health and wellness including alcohol and drug education through the Center for Prevention and counseling services. Students who aren’t already covered by a family member’s policy are encouraged to sign up for health insurance.

Housing

While we do not have on-campus housing, there are off-campus housing options, including some quite near campus. Here are some off-campus housing resources:

Students may also live in the residence halls our campus in Stevens Point and commute (about 35 minutes) to Wausau for classes.

Solution Center

The Solution Center provides comprehensive assistance to prospective and current students in the areas of admission, financial aid, advising, orientation, placement testing, disability services, tutoring services and student activities.

Advisors are available to help students learn about degree options, majors, academic requirements, and the process of transferring. Help is also available in assessing career goals, planning a return to school, adjusting to academic life, or other areas of concern relevant to beginning or returning to college.

Student Employment

Working on campus is an excellent option for earning money in a flexible job that can provide job experience in a field of interest. See the Student Employment page for more information.

Student employees enter the hours they have worked using the “My UW System” Portal.

Student Policies

As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau, you have certain rights and responsibilities respecting your relationship with your fellow students and the University. The rules, regulations and policies you will find in this booklet are intended to foster an environment of mutual respect for you and your fellow students and to enhance the educational environment of your campus. Information about UW System and campus polices can be found on the Conduct Concerns page from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Voting Guide

Voting is both a right and a responsibility for an engaged citizen. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau encourages everyone to exercise the right to vote.

A photo ID will be required at the polls for upcoming elections. Most University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau students will still be able to use a Wisconsin driver’s license or State of Wisconsin ID, which already meet voter ID requirements.

Free Voter ID cards can be obtained by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau students at the Solution Center office.

For complete information on voting as a student please check out the University of Wisconsin System Voting Guide.

Photo Release Forms

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau may at times use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of education, publicity, and student recruitment on behalf of the university, via the Internet, print publications, and other media.

Should an employee or student (or the parents or guardians of such persons who are under the age 18) NOT want to be photographed or recorded, or have their name or biographical information used in connection with any such recording, they must contact the Solution Center or Student Affairs.

Individuals who have requested to not be in photos are also responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography and/or recording is taking place, or notifying the camera operator of their opt-out status. Failure to do so may result in that individual’s inclusion in a photograph or recording and will be treated as consent for the university to utilize that photograph or recording accordingly.

Please see the adult photo release form and minor release forms.

Public Spaces and Events

Please be advised that images and videos taken in public spaces and/or at public events do not require authorization for publication. Your presence in or around college facilities and/or properties, as well as at off-campus university-sponsored events, constitutes your consent to the capture and/or use of your image and/or voice by UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and waives any claims or rights, whether in law or in equity.

When the Solution Center is contacted for opting out of photos, the university will make every effort to honor that individual’s opt-out status, even in public spaces or at public event

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau is concerned with the safety of its students, faculty, and staff, as well as visitors to its campuses. Information provided here, guided by various federal and state laws, is provided to all students to promote a safer community.

Reporting Concerns

All students, faculty, staff, and guests are strongly encouraged to submit student concerns, report alleged student misconduct, and report crimes to the Office of the Dean of Students, regardless of where the incident occurred. If it is an emergency and/or are concerned about an immediate threat, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. Questions about which reporting form is appropriate can be directed to our office at 715-346-2611. Please visit our Submit a Report page to share information with our office.

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act
(Pub Law 101-226 Sec. 22(a)(1))

Information as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act is shared through our Center for Prevention.

Pointer Alerts

Pointer Alerts will automatically notify you if classes are canceled due to inclement weather or in the case of an emergency on campus. Pointer Alerts mail messages are automatically sent to all campus email addresses. You can also receive Pointer Alerts by text on your cell phone – just update your phone information in accesSPoint.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act

Following the 1986 tragic assault and murder of a young woman named Jeanne Clery at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, her parents organized and lobbied to establish standards for crime reporting on all college campuses in the nation. The result of their effort was the passage of the Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act in 1990. In 1998 the act was amended and renamed the Jeanne Clery Act.

Each Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.

View a copy of the Annual Security Report for your campus.

Severe Weather

If you choose not to attend class due to weather conditions, please phone or e-mail your instructor. Please keep in mind that if you miss class, you are responsible for making up the work. The campus can only be closed by order of the chancellor or governor.

Sexual Assault Information
(Wis. Stat. Sec. 36.11(22))

Wisconsin State Statute 36.11(22) requires new students receive oral, and written or electronic information about sexual assault and sexual harassment at orientation, and that all students annually receive printed or electronic information about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Additionally, the statute requires that all employees of the university report a witnessed sexual assault or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted. Visit our Submit a Report page to share information with the Dean of Students. You may find information about sexual assault and sexual harassment including sexual assaults by acquaintances, national, state, local and campus sexual assault statistics, the rights of victims, services available to assist students who are the victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment and protective behaviors through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Sex Offender Registry

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA) is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. The CSCPA requires sex offenders to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education (IHE) in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the IHE.

Sex offender information in the State of Wisconsin is compiled by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC website allows you to easily search their sex offender database. Links to information from other students are also below.

Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Relationship Violence & Gender-based Discrimination

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning and working environment. We prohibit gender-based discrimination or harassment (including sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating/relationship violence, and stalking), as outlined in our policy and Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972.

Reporting a Concern

We encourage all members of our educational community to seek support for and report all sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and gender-based discrimination. The Submit a Report page offers different avenues you have to share your concerns. You can find a list of confidential reporting options on our resources page.

Resources

There are campus and community-based resources to help you respond to or manage sexual misconduct, dating/relationship violence, or gender-based discrimination. Visit the Title IX homepage for more detailed information about Title IX, or visit the resources webpage for information on your local campus contacts, law enforcement, medical and health care, counseling, and related support.

Center for Prevention

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau is committed to reducing sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and harassment. The Center for Prevention is dedicated to helping students understand how the issues of substance abuse and interpersonal violence affect academic, social, emotional, and physical well being.

Central IT Support​

The UWSP Information Technology Service Desk is your first point of contact for technical support.  Located on the Stevens Point campus, IT provides support to all UWSP students, faculty, and staff for all campus computer hardware, software and technology services and issues.

To contact the IT Service Desk:

715-346-HELP (4357)
1-877-832-8977
itsvdesk@uwsp.edu

Submit a work order to report a problem or request service.

For current hours of operation during the week please see the IT Service Desk homepage.

Local Campus Support

On-campus technical support for hardware and software including classroom technology and printing support is provided by in-house IT staff.

To contact local campus support:

Phone​ Email​
Bob Aspinwall​ 1-715 261-6204​ baspinwa@uwsp.edu​
Eric Hesse​ 1-715-346-4604​ ehesse@uwsp.edu​

The Cupboard at Wausau 

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The Cupboard at Wausau is located in room167, just inside the west entrance to the main academic building, on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus. Our pantry stocks a variety of easy-to-prepare non-perishable foods: soups, pastas, sauces, meal mixes, rice mixes, snacks, etc. We also carry personal care items.

Using the pantry:

Online option: Students may order online with at the Online Food Request – Wausau (log in to SPIN, then choose the “Forms” tab). One of our staff of volunteers will fulfill the order and make arrangements for drive-up pick up at the campus.

In-person option: Students may also come to the food pantry and choose from the items available.  Students can schedule an individual appointment by sending an email to Cupboard.Wausau@uwsp.edu.

Students must provide their student ID number when using the pantry.

Supporting the pantry:

Our pantry runs on donations. If you’re looking for ways to support the pantry, here’s our food donation Wish List (or use QR code below)

We will also gladly accept monetary donations (with which we will buy the most needed food and hygiene items). Checks may be made out and mailed to the UW Wausau Campus Foundation, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401. Just be sure to write “food pantry” on the memo line.

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Student ambassadors smiling and taking a selfie together.
Group of students playing cards on a study break.
A group of students talking outside at a table on the main campus building concourse.

JOIN THE HUSKY COMMUNITY

At UW-Stevens Point at Wausau we take pride in having a rich and dynamic student experience. Whether you are interested in playing a sport or attending a concert, you will find something you love to do on the Wausau campus.
A hamburger with fried chips from Taste of Jamaica.

DINING

Students, staff, and community members have amazing food options at the Wausau campus through a partnership with Janice Watson and her team at A Taste of Jamaica, LLC. A Taste of Jamaica offers lunch, dinner and snack service. Catering for events on and off campus is available. Check out their menu and hours through their Facebook page. To find these tasty options, use the building maps that can be found here.