University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point at Marshfield

The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point at Marshfield (UWSP at Marshfield and formerly University of Wisconsin–Marshfield/Wood County), is a satellite campus of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA.

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point at Marshfield
TypeState university
Established1963
Undergraduates650
Location, ,
44.665470°N 90.204972°W / 44.665470; -90.204972
CampusRural
ColorsBlue and Yellow         
NicknameMarshfield Marauders
Websitewww.uwsp.edu/marshfield

History

The campus was established in 1963 as an extension of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The original campus consisted of three buildings and was expanded to six buildings in 1971.[1] In 1973, the current University of Wisconsin System was formed with UW–Marshfield/Wood County becoming one of 14 charter University of Wisconsin Center two-year campuses.[1] The campus was a member of the University of Wisconsin Colleges until July 1st, 2018, when UW-Marshfield/Wood County and UW-Marathon County became satellite campuses of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.[2] On August 24, 2018, the UW System Regents approved renaming UW-Marshfield/Wood County as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield.[3]

School

UWSP at Marshfield offers a general education associate degree and a Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree. After beginning studies at UWSP at Marshfield, students may transfer to the main UWSP campus, other UW System institutions, or colleges and universities throughout the country to complete their bachelor's degrees, or complete the BAAS at UWSP at Marshfield.

The campus enrolls approximately 650 students per semester. As of 2019, Michelle Boernke is the campus executive.

Campus

The campus, west of downtown Marshfield, Wisconsin, includes a 114-acre (46 ha) arboretum, a 340-seat theater, an arts center and specialist science accommodation. The campus underwent a $5.1 million expansion and remodeling project in 1998.[1]

Athletics

Students may compete in six varsity sports in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference: women's volleyball, men and women's basketball, men and women's tennis, and men's golf.

During the 2012 season, the women's volleyball won a share of the WCC Western Division Championship with a record of 9-2 (3-1). In the 2012-2013 season, the men's team finished with a record of 19-5 (9-1), winning the WCC Western Division title and advancing to the WCC State Tournament Final Four. That same year, the women's team finished with a record of 24-2 (19-1), winning the WCC regular season title and WCC State Championship.

References

  1. History at official website, Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. Meyerhofer, Kelly (June 30, 2018). "UW System merger approved. Here's when the official transfer takes place". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. West, Samantha (August 24, 2018). "UW System Board of Regents approves name changes for 2-year campuses". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved December 27, 2018.


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