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VISIT UW OSHKOSH

Undergraduate Admissions

Dempsey Hall 135
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164
admissions@uwosh.edu

High School Group Visits

We strive to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for groups that select UW Oshkosh for an on-campus college experience. In order to provide an inspiring experience for the students, please become familiar with our guidelines in the tabs below prior to submitting a request so that we can continue to provided quality group visits at UW Oshkosh.

UWO Oshkosh Campus

The largest and most well-known campus of UW Oshkosh is our main campus located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  • Due to the high demand of group visits, our resources are only able to host high school level groups. Please reach out to UWO PreCollege if you have a non-high school level group that you would like to bring to campus.
  • Groups are schedule on a first come, first served basis of when the official request is received. We will respond to inquiries via email and phone, but dates are not held/confirmed until the official request form is received.
  • We are unable to sponsor funding for group visits, including transportation, dining, lodging and “swag.”

UWO Fox Cities Campus

Located in scenic Menasha, Wisconsin, the Fox Cities campus is a great place to bring your group. With an enrollment of 714 students, the Fox campus can give your group a look at one of the 2-year campuses in the UW System.

  • UWO Fox Cities campus encourages visits to be on Tuesday or Thursdays as we already have pre-scheduled staff available for tours.
  • Take advantage of a unique trip experience while on campus and make Barlow Planetarium part of your visit.
  • We do not have the means to provide dining on the UWO Fox Cities campus. However, we can reserve a space for you to have food delivered (if available.)

UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Just about a 30 minute drive south of Oshkosh is the UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus. Your group can get a feel for a smaller campus in the UW System, while still experiencing campus life, academics and much more!

  • UWO Fond du Lac campus encourages visits to be on Wednesdays as we already have pre-schedule staff available for tours.
  • We do not have means to provide dining on the UWO Fond du Lac campus. However, we can reserve a space for you to have food delivered (if available).
Group Visit Scheduling Information
  • Due to campus resources and on campus events group visits on the Oshkosh campus are limited to Tuesday and Thursdays with some Wednesdays. It is very rare that we will approve a visit on a Monday and Friday. You are welcome to reach out to other campus partners (ex. Academic/Major, Athletics offices) if you would like to inquire about a Monday or Friday visit. 
  • Fall visit requests open August 1st and continue to be reviewed until dates are full. Typically fall visit dates are close to capacity by the end of September. 
  • Spring visit requests can be submitted as early as August but will not begin review for visit date approval until mid-November. Spring visits are usually booked to capacity by mid-February if not sooner.
  • Group fall visits begin around the second full week of classes to the week before Thanksgiving.
  • Spring visits are booked from the last week of February to the week before campus commencement (we do not host groups the week of UWO spring break). 
Please read before submitting your request...
  • If you reached out via email or phone inquiring about a visit we will note your visit date interest but will not hold the date for you until the official group visit request form is received and approved.  
  • The official request form needs to be successfully received a minimum of two weeks in advance of your preferred visit date as it may take 7-10 business days to approve your request during our high group visit and travel season.  
  • The more information you have prepared and share in the request form the better and more efficiently we can serve you before, during and after your group visit. 
    • Age/grade level is not within high school.  
    • Date(s) requested not available and open dates are not possible for your schedule.  
    • Campus resources not available (host, tour guides, campus space, etc.)  
    • Received your request in to short of notice 
    • Our group visits are in high demand so we prefer group that can be on campus a minimum of 3 hours but preferably 4 especially if dining for lunch on campus.  
    • Group size – we do not intentionally turn away groups only because of size this often overlaps with resources or dates available.  
    • Reason for visit does not align with UWO mission 
    • Group has previously been disrespectful during visit. We do wrap up notes for each visit. 
  • UW Oshkosh group visits strive to provide a personalized experience that meets the needs of your students but that is only possible if we have enough adequate information in advance. 
  • You can request additions to the group visit skeletal itinerary within reason (in no particular order):
    • ~15 minute – Welcome/Activity 
    • ~70 minute tour
    • ~35 minute presentation
    • ~10 minutes for buffer and restroom breaks
    • ***Optional buffet dining experience on campus
Once you have submitted your request...
  • Once you click “submit” the screen should pop to a “Thank you! Your request has been submitted” message. In addition, please check the email you provided on the request form for a confirmation that your request was successfully submitted. If you did not receive an email, we did not receive your request/information. You are welcome to email us screen shot if your internet browser is not letting you submit the form.  
  • If we have no follow up questions regarding your submission, we will confirm your visit request within 7 to 10 business days. If there are questions about your request, we will communicate those to you via email.
  • If at any point in time you would like to verify that we have received your request, make an update to your request, or have questions on the status of your request please do not hesitate to contact us at specialgroups@uwosh.edu. 
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UWO Admission Group Visit Dates

It’s time to pick your date! The toggle below will show you the dates that we reserve for group visit requests. If you submit a request that does not include date(s) listed below it is very likely that we will not be able to approve your request. We also cannot guarantee the open dates below are still available, but we will respond to your request with alternate dates if we still have some open around the time you submit your request.

Available Dates

Spring high school group visits are usually booked by the first week of March for Oshkosh campus visits. Fall 2023 visit requests will open in August.

* Dates with limited resources

Updated on 12/1/2022

  • Tuesday March 7 – UWO ACT Visit Day (please email specialgroups@uwosh.edu to inquire about participating in UWO ACT Visit Day)
  • Tuesday, March 14 –
  • Tuesday, March 28 –
  • Thursday, March 30 –
  • Tuesday, April 11 –
  • Thursday, April 13 –
  • Tuesday, April 18 –
  • Tuesday, April 25 –
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Note: Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend or anyone with special dietary needs should contact Erica (Brooks) Spicer (920) 424-0227 at least 72 hours before your visit. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to those requesting assistance. 

Contact Me!

If you have a questions please reach out to our Group Visit Coordinator, Erica (Brooks) Spicer.

Email: specialgroups@uwosh.edu

Phone: (920) 424-0227

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

 

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.