About 3,700 guests from all parts of the U.S. and the world—including visitors from China, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and many other countries—take advantage of lodging at the University of Wisconsin over the weeklong run of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at nearby at Wittman Regional Airport.
“We also welcome many alumni back to campus as EAA guests, and they proudly lodge in our halls hearkening back to their collegiate days,” said Marc Nylen, director of Gruenhagen Conference Center, which serves as the operational headquarters.
Breakfast and dinner are served daily at Blackhawk Commons and dedicated city shuttles go to and from UWO to the AirVenture grounds. Staff from Reeve Union, University Books and More, Titan Convenience Store and other areas of campus work to provide a great EAA guest experience. It’s something UWO has done for 53 years, filling all 10 residence halls.
“We see our guests as family,” Nylen said, “and look forward to welcoming them home to our campus each and every year.”