Sesquicentennial Calendar

Help us celebrate our 150th year

Sesquicentennial Community Celebration and Giving Day

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Pedestrian walkway between Reeve Union and the Arts and Communications Building

On Sept. 12, the University will host one of the centerpieces of the sesquicentennial: the Sesquicentennial Community Celebration. The date wasn’t chosen out of convenience—it’s the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes at the Oshkosh Normal School. The festivities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration includes free food, a beer garden, children’s activities, live music and more — all showcasing the beautiful Oshkosh campus.


Homecoming Weekend 100th anniversary

Oct. 22: Alumni Award Celebration | Oct. 23: Titan Tailgate and Football Game vs. UW-Eau Claire

Along with our sesquicentennial, 2021 brings another milestone as UW Oshkosh celebrates the 100th anniversary of our first Homecoming. Take part in the Titan traditions by attending the Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday and attend Titan Tailgate in Reeve Memorial Union before heading the J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium for UWO’s football game against UW-Eau Claire on Saturday. Learn more at the Homecoming website.


Black and Gold Scholarship Ball

5–11 p.m. | Culver Family Welcome Center

Join Chancellor Andrew and Mrs. Karen Leavitt at the Black and Gold Scholarship Ball, presented by Oshkosh Corporation. And evening celebrating 150 years of excellence and opportunity, this event will benefit scholarships for UWO students. Learn more at the Black and Gold webpage.

Planning is still underway for sesquicentennial events. Help us fill our 150th year with a variety of events, activities and programs. Fill out this form today to share your ideas for making our year of celebration a success.

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