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). View the map of campus at the bottom of this page.
In fall of 2014, 626 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 several ponds, walking trails, green spaces and the 60-acre Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum which serves as an outdoor classroom and provides recreational opportunities. Several educational gardens on campus are under the care of Fond du Lac County Master Gardener volunteers.
Apartment-style on-campus student housing is in development with a planned opening for the fall 2015 semester.
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. 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.
More than 200 majors or areas of study can be started at UW-Fond du Lac which awards the Associate of Arts and Science Degree. This is the foundation of any bachelor’s degree. Students can choose to earn the associate degree with an emphasis in one of more than 20 disciplines, demonstrating to employers a specific area of interest and expertise.
Through the Guaranteed Transfer program, students begin their education at UW-Fond du Lac and are guaranteed admission to a UW four-year institution as a junior after fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements.
To help students achieve their goals, UW-Fond du Lac has a 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!
Campus life at UW-Fond du Lac includes theater productions, band and vocal groups, Student Activities Committee, Student Government Association, lectures, discussion forums, intercollegiate sports, intramurals, multicultural club, video games club, environmental club and much more! The campus is a member of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and offers college athletes something many larger universities can’t, the chance to play immediately. Two student theater productions are staged each year in the Prairie Theater.
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.