BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
UW-Green Bay began as a two-year center of UW-Extension. In 1965, a new University of Wisconsin System campus at Green Bay was authorized with junior and senior level courses first being offered in 1968. In 1969, the campus moved into newly constructed facilities at its present site, with the first commencement in 1970. In 1971, UW-Green Bay became part of the new UW System.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay organizes the educational experience around an interdisciplinary approach that is problem-focused and connects the classroom to the community and world beyond.
The 680-acre property is located approximately four miles northeast of the center of the city of Green Bay on a site that slopes from an outcropping of the Niagara Escarpment, and includes the surrounding Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. University Village housing Incorporated (UVHI) owns 32 acres within the campus boundary that are reserved for on-campus student housing. The campus is organized around four "theme" colleges and groupings of buildings that surround the Library-Learning Center complex. Four non-contiguous sites in northeastern Wisconsin are natural/conservancy areas that are used for academic research by the university and as recreational resources for the surrounding communities.
2019-21 Capital Budget Projects
There were no major projects requested for this institution in the 2019-21 Capital Budget request.