UWO has a long history of helping commuters minimize their carbon footprint and save money.
- In 2006, the university began to convert the campus fleet to E-85 compliant vehicles, therefore phasing out gasoline-only vehicles.
- In 2006, the facilities department switched to a 10% biodiesel fuel mix for all vehicles and equipment that operate on diesel.
- In 2012, the UWO community logged 101,000 rides on Oshkosh City buses. Read more…
For students who use their feet as their main method of transportation, safety during all hours is our main concern. Grounds crews are dedicated to quick snow removal during the winter and Campus Police provide a Safe Walk program on and around campus to prevent crime.
Bike lanes along Algoma Boulevard and High Avenue provide quick, convenient access to classes, Polk Library, Reeve Memorial Union, and more. We have many bike racks located throughout campus (see locations). For information about bicycle theft prevention, contact the University Police at 920-424-1212. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center maintains a bike repair shop and hires students to assist with repairs, maintenance, and upgrades.
There are also two free-standing bike FixIt Stations on campus to pump up your tires and do some repairs on your own, one by the mall entrance of Reeve Union, and the other by the Student Rec and Wellness Center.
UWO GO has officially launched for all UW Oshkosh students to ensure safe travel to and from areas on and near the UW Oshkosh campus during evening and early morning hours.
This service functions much like Uber and Lyft, but is FREE to all UW Oshkosh students. The drivers will be CSOs (Community Service Officers) who are students right here on our campus.
To use this service, follow these three easy steps!
1) Download the UWO Mobile application (if you haven’t already)
2) Click on “Oshkosh Campus”
3) Go to “UWO GO” to request your ride
For more information, check out the UWO GO site
Parking for Fuel Efficient and Hybrid Vehicles
- We have designated parking for motorcycles or moped with a valid Motorcycle/Moped parking permit displayed. They can be found in lots 6a, 7, 11, 13, 18, 23, 25, South Gruenhagen area and the High Avenue parking ramp. These spaces are not available between Nov. 15 and April 15. Please see the parking map for lot locations.
- Mopeds may be parked in approved bicycle racks for security purposes, but must still display valid motorcycle parking permits. (Mopeds may not be driven on sidewalks; walk mopeds to a bicycle rack. Driving on a sidewalk is in violation of Wisconsin State Statute 346.94, and such a violation would result in a fine and points against your driver’s license.)
- We have 2 parking spaces with GE charging stations in the visitor lot and 2 in the first level of the High Avenue parking ramp. We also have 10 priority parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles at the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.