The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac (fdl.uwc.edu) is located on 183 acres on the northeast side of Fond du Lac, north of East Johnson Street (Hwy. 23).
In fall of 2011, 747 students were enrolled. Almost 30 percent are age 22 or older. Sixty-three percent of students attend the campus on a full-time basis.
The park-like campus includes six buildings that surround a two-acre lake. A 60-acre Gottfried Arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom and provides recreational opportunities including an interpretive walking trail. Several educational gardens on campus are under the care of Fond du Lac County Master Gardener volunteers.
The University Center includes a two-story commons area that is the site of many campus and community activities. The University Center also encompasses a 40,000-volume library, a music suite, the 340-seat Prairie Theater, a gallery space, the campus bookstore and a cafeteria.
UW-Fond du Lac has one of the highest computer-to-student ratios in the UW System. There is one general access computer for every 10 students. Every classroom is equipped with Wi-Fi and up-to-date technology for enhanced instruction.
UW-Fond du Lac offers daytime and evening courses in face to face, online and accelerated/blended formats to fit any busy schedule.
Our classes are small, averaging 26 students, and teaching is the top priority of our professors.
A variety of bachelor’s degree programs can be completed right here or students can transfer to a four year school. UW-Fond du Lac is your Best Start on over 200 majors!
The Evening Associate Degree Program at UW-Fond du Lac offers a schedule of courses beginning in the late afternoon or early evening leading to completion of the associate degree in as little as two years. The program is designed to fit into the busy schedule of working adult students. Most of the courses in the evening program are delivered in a hybrid format which combines face-to-face classroom time with an online component.
To help students achieve their goals, UW-Fond du Lac has a Student Work Zone which provides free tutoring in math, English and many other subjects and a Counseling Center.
The UW-Fond du Lac Foundation awards scholarships each year to new and continuing students. Scholarship awards range from $700-$1,200 based on academic accomplishment. Scholarships are also available for students with specialized interests.
UW-Fond du Lac students have numerous opportunities to be involved in academic, cultural and social activities and offers what the bigger schools can’t – the opportunity to be a student leader in the freshman and sophomore year. Campus life at UW-Fond du Lac includes theater productions, band and vocal groups, student newspaper, Student Activities Committee, Student Government Association, lectures, discussion forums, intercollegiate sports, intramurals, multicultural club, video games club, environmental club and much more!
Community Interest Programs
The UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education program offers courses for all ages and interests. Area residents can take an art course, learn a new language or take an educational tour. Study abroad opportunities are also available as well as numerous professional development and personal enrichment courses. For area youth, UW-Fond du Lac offers the popular College for Kids and LEAPS programs each summer and offers youth athletic programming throughout the year. The campus also serves as an educational and cultural resource for the community by sponsoring lectures, diversity programming, performing arts events and community events.