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When we say that UW Oshkosh provides the Opportunity of Place, we mean that Titans benefit from a place where they can work and learn and a place where they can live and explore.

Discover what the campus and community can offer you.

A Place to Work and Learn

When you choose UW Oshkosh, you become part of the vibrant Oshkosh community. And when you become a Titan, you benefit from the unique advantage of a region that provides abundant opportunities for internships, employment, entertainment, community service and research.

Titans are in high demand for internships and jobs in Oshkosh and throughout the Fox Valley. As a UW Oshkosh student, you’ll graduate with a highly regarded degree, and you will be able to include relevant work experience on your resume. UW Oshkosh will prepare you for a career in your respective field through a student-centered education, internships and field experience.

A Place to Live and Explore

The city of Oshkosh has a strong community feel and urban setting. It is a great place to live, work and play. Looking for live music and places to relax? We’ve got you covered. Want a variety of dining, shopping and cultural experiences? We’ve got that taken care of too.

The city of Oshkosh, which is home to more than 66,800 residents and hosts more than 1,000 events each year, is rated highly and frequently in many “Best Of” lists. From our outstanding local Main Street farmers market to our reputation as a safe community—even people who don’t live here think we’re amazing!

The City of Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh is centrally located in the community, which is made up of more than 66,500 people. Oshkosh  is surrounded by two lakes and the Fox River, making it the perfect setting for water enthusiasts. Kayaks, paddleboards and more are available to rent from our state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Downtown Oshkosh, less than one mile from campus, offers bistro-style coffee houses, dining, shopping and more. The Paine Art Center and Gardens, the Grand Opera House and the Leach Amphitheater, all within walking distance from campus, offer unique and accessible cultural and artistic performances and exhibitions. Oshkosh also is home to country and rock music festivals, which attract national artists each year, as well one of the world’s largest aviation extravaganzas.


Students can enjoy affordable outlet shopping or watch hit movies at the local cinema. Live music can be found at Oshkosh’s large summer music festivals, Country USA, Rock USA and Waterfest.

Arts and Culture

For those interested in the arts, the Paine Art Center and Gardens and Grand Opera House offer unique cultural and theatrical events and presentations. Attracting more than 800,000 people, Oshkosh is renowned for its Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture and Museum, the world’s largest aviation celebration.

Community Resources

Surrounding Cities


Within a half-hour drive from campus, you can attend a Broadway show at Appleton’s world-class Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC), visit the premier shopping center, Fox River Mall, or catch a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball game, a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Green Bay

An hour drive from campus, Green Bay offers additional entertainment options. Students can attend a major musical or theatrical performance at the Resch Center or Meyer Theatre, or enjoy a Green Bay Packers football game at historic Lambeau Field.

Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago

For day or weekend trips, Oshkosh is conveniently located within a two-hour drive of Milwaukee and Madison and within a three-hour drive of Chicago. These bigger cities offer a plethora of things to do — from attending sporting events and concerts to visiting museums and experiencing downtown shopping.

UW Oshkosh Admissions
800 Algoma Boulevard
135 Dempsey Hall
Oshkosh, WI 54901


Hours of Operation:
M-F 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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