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University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Somers, Wisconsin, United States
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. The campus will be a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional and global progress.

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About

History

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. That rich legacy continues today.

Education

With 41 majors, 56 minors, multiple certificates, pre-professional programs, and online degrees, the pathway to brightening your future starts right here at Parkside. Our programs, professors and staff are dedicated to helping you find and fulfill your passions in life.

Career

At Parkside, you are an integral part of our campus community including our work community. Student employment is a flexible and convenient way to gain hands-on, real life experience that enhances your personal and intellectual development. Working on campus is also a great opportunity to get to know the university, meet staff, and help fellow students. See detailed listings of all positions available and application instructions on Handshake.

Services

Student services

The International Student Services/Study Abroad Office (ISS/SA) assists international students through the application, visa acquisition and arrival process.

As a Parkside student we will continue to offer information and support. We can connect you to campus and community resources and provide you with important information regarding your U.S. immigration rights, responsibilities, and work permissions. We hope that you visit us often.

Housing services

We know it's important that you're comfortable where you live, so our residents can choose from three kinds of living environments

  • Ranger Hall  |  Traditional style residence hall
  • University Apartments  |  Four bedroom apartments
  • Pike River Suites  |   Suites with two to three rooms

Library services

The Library houses a collection of over 356,000 volumes, 11,000 audio visual titles, 972,991 microform pieces, over 100,000 electronic books, and maintains subscriptions to 1200 periodicals. In addition, the Library offers access to over 200 databases; all are available remotely to UW-P faculty, staff and students.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located in the town of Somers, Kenosha County, minutes from downtown Kenosha and downtown Racine, and about one hour from Milwaukee or Chicago. Here, on our idyllic campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland, you'll find energetic students making the most of their higher-education experience.

With open spaces like our on-campus 18-hole disc golf course, a diverse variety of student organizations, and our position as a regional center for the performing arts, Parkside is truly a focal point of local, regional and global progress.

Sports facilities

As the only NCAA Division II school in Wisconsin, UWP athletics and the associated Sports and Activity Center exists to serve students, student athletes and the community at large. If you looking for some great sports action, check out one of the many athletics events on campus.

Student clubs

With more than 70 student organizations that cover a wide variety of interest areas, hobbies, and affiliations, there is something for everyone.

  • Academic & Honorary Organizations
  • Sports & Rec Clubs
  • Multicultural Organizations
  • Media Organizations
  • Greek Letter Organizations
  • Issues/Awareness/Arts Organizations
  • Service & Religious Organizations
  • Governance

Accreditation

One of 13 baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree-granting campuses in the esteemed University of Wisconsin System, Parkside is accredited by the following agencies:

  • The Higher Learning Commission, (HLC) a commission of the North Central Association.
  • The College of Business, Economics, and Computing is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB).
  • The chemistry degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Somers, Wisconsin, United States

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