BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
UW-Parkside began as a two-year center. In 1965, a new University of Wisconsin System campus at Parkside was authorized, and in 1969 the campus moved into newly constructed facilities at its present site. In 1971, UW-Parkside became part of the new UW System.
A regional liberal arts institution located in southeastern Wisconsin, UW-Parkside has a particularly diverse enrollment, with more than 25% of the student body being students of color, a high percentage of first generation students, and a strong base of non-traditional students.
The campus consists of a park-like natural setting, adjacent to Petrifying Springs County Park, with distinctive and visually cohesive buildings that were carefully sited within the 720-acre woods and meadow campus. The orthogonal and rectilinear buildings that make up the campus core are linked by a second-level concourse that boldly frames views from outside as well as from within. The consistent modern style provides a cohesiveness and design unity that is rare among university campuses. Non-contiguous properties include four natural conservancy areas that are used by the biological sciences and geology departments.
2019-21 Capital Budget Project
|2019-21 ENUMERATION REQUEST|
|Campus Fire Alarm System Renovation||$6,733,000||$5,554,000||$1,219,000||$0||$0||$0|