Following fierce competition with surrounding communities and pledges from the city and county of land and $50,000 in cash, Stevens Point Normal opened its doors in 1894 to 300 students. Several programs were offered in teacher preparation to anyone who had completed at least an eighth grade education and was not less than 15 years old.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers more than 120 undergraduate programs in 48 majors and 78 minors. As a Pointer, you will learn from a diverse faculty eager to guide you at one of the best colleges in Wisconsin and the Midwest.
Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE). This office's mission is to provide a variety of data and analysis in a timely manner to support the University's decision-making, planning, accountability, evaluation, assessment, compliance, accredition, and external reporting requirements.
When you choose UW-Stevens Point, you select a partner dedicated to helping you become a career-ready professional. From finding an ideal major, to setting career goals, to getting the perfect job, we have advisers and career specialists, plus internships available through partnerships with local businesses.
The Student Involvement and Employment Office (SIEO) offers opportunities for University of Wisconsin Stevens Point students to develop as leaders, volunteers, and employees. SIEO is home to the 200+ student organizations UW-Stevens Point has to offer. We help students find employment opportunities on and off campus. The office also coordinates volunteer opportunities throughout the greater community and coordinates service opportunities across the nation and abroad. SIEO is part of the Division of Student Affairs and the University Centers and is dedicated to providing opportunities at UW-Stevens Point that extend beyond the classroom.
Life in your residence hall will be more than just having a place for sleeping and storing books. Besides helping you adjust to college life, your hall will offer countless social, educational and service opportunities all year long. Each of our 13 residence halls is designed as a small living community for approximately 250 students, and we work hard to make sure your hall will be an inviting, comfortable and safe place to live and learn.
The Library main structure was built in 1970, with an addition in 1986. The lobby was remodeled in 2002; and The Food for Thought Café, just off the lobby, was opened in 2006. Several public and staff areas have been updated.
The Library is a member of the University College. The Library maintains both physical and electronic collections offering access to millions of information resources.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality technology-based services in a cost-effective manner, be a leader in customer service, and establish services, systems, and solutions based on best practices and industry standards. Our vision is to help students, faculty, and staff transform the way they learn, teach, and work through their use of technology.
Health Service provides student-centered health care that empowers and promotes wellness for all UWSP Students.
Campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point can broaden your horizons. Join the Pointer community to find compelling opportunities in the arts, health and wellness, community volunteerism and more. We also offer a variety of student services, programs and other resources to help you reach your personal and educational goals. You matter here. Let us show you how.
A spacious 54,000 square-foot facility, the Multi-Activity Center is home to the UW-Stevens Point indoor track and field teams and is used by nearly every Pointer sports team. The facility hosted the 1992 NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships and is frequently used for intramurals and summer camps. It includes four full-length basketball courts and four tennis courts as well as one of the state’s premier climbing walls. The facility underwent a renovation in 2008 that included a new olympic-quality surface on both the track and infield.
Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE) makes finding and joining an organization on campus easy. With more than 200+ student organizations, there is something to suit every Pointer. Can’t find the perfect organizations for you? Create one; CASE is also where you go to start a qualified UW Stevens Point student organization. We can help you manage your organization, build a website and get members through events like our Student Organization Fair. CASE is home to all forms, policies, travel, and event planning information for all student organizations at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
UW-Stevens Point's most recent reaffirmation of accreditation took place in 2008. The next regular reaffirmation of accreditation visit is scheduled for 2018.
In February 2012, UW-Stevens Point completed a focused visit from the Higher Learning Commission to examine issues related to "assessment with a particular emphasis on the assessment and subsequent revision of the General Education program and General Degree Requirements."