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Grandparents University

Join us Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12, 2019

Grandparents University is a summer academy that brings grandparents and their grandchildren, ages 8–12, together for two fun-filled days of education and exploration.

Stay overnight in the new Horizon Village residence hall, eat meals together at Blackhawk Commons and explore campus. Make memories together as you and your grandchild learn and grow.

 

Choose one of our exciting majors:

Amazing Astronomers

Explore space as you learn about constellations and how to identify them in the night sky. Get an idea for how big and vast space really is. Investigate what actually causes the phases of the moon.

Awesome Artists

Amaze yourself as you transform various materials into a work of art! Learn how professional artists install and show their artwork, and have your own art piece exhibited in the Gail F. Steinhilber Gallery in Reeve Union.

Animal Adventurers

Have fun with animals! Learn from those who work behind-the-scenes at the Menominee Park Zoo and find out what it takes to handle animals every day. You also will learn firsthand how a veterinarian cares for our favorite, furry friends.

Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular opportunities for aspiring scientists include studying the human body’s amazing circulatory and respiratory systems, analyzing the magnificent world of microbes, earth’s smallest organisms, and discovering how animals adapt to the world around us.

Two days of hands-on learning and fun

 

Grandparents and their grandchildren will attend courses within one of our four “majors,” have fun around campus and spend quality time with each other. Courses are exciting and appropriate for children ages 8–12. All lessons are taught by local professionals.

 

Itinerary

 

Thursday

 

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8:30–9:30 a.m. Arrive on campus and register at Horizon Village
9:30–9:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Session
10:00 a.m.–Noon Major Class
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:30 p.m. Major Class
4:00–5:00 p.m. Group Activity
5:00–6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00–8:00 p.m. Evening Activity

 

Friday

 

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7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–Noon Major Class
12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30–2:30 p.m. Grandparents University Commencement
2:30–3:00 p.m. Check out of Horizon Village

 

Program Fees

Adult $210; Child $120

UWO Housing: $80 for 2 participants, $160 for 3-4 participants

 

UW Oshkosh alumni can receive a $10 discount by using promo code “UWOGRAND” at registration.

Program fees include:

  • Lodging: Overnight stay in Horizon Village, one of UWO’s premiere residence halls. Horizon Village has suites with shared living and kitchen space and bathrooms within each suite. Each person has a separate bedroom with a twin bed. Parking on campus is included.
  • Meals: Four meals in Blackhawk Commons (lunch and dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday) and snacks.
  • Courses: Engaging majors with hands-on activities, transportation to off-site activities, and fun evening activities.
  • Graduation: Enjoy a Titan-inspired graduation. Take home a commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, diploma and more.

Note: Many activities involve walking. Please let us know in advance if you need any accommodations. We are pleased to provide assistance.

 

Registration

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail, or fax.

 

More Information

For more information, contact conted@uwosh.edu or call (920) 424-1129.

 

Grandparents University® is a registered trademark originating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is used with permission.