University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac

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Welcome sign for UW–Fond du Lac
Main entrance for UW–Fond du Lac

The University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac, part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, is a two-year campus of the University of Wisconsin System located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA.

UW–Fond du Lac is one of 13 freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer campuses of the UW Colleges and offers a general education associate degree. After beginning their studies at UW–Fond du Lac, students transfer to other UW System institutions as well as to colleges and universities throughout the country to complete their bachelor's degrees. The college offers seven bachelor's degree programs from five 4-year state colleges which can be completed on campus.

The campus features a 2-acre (0.81 ha) lake surrounded by six buildings. A 60-acre (24 ha) Gottfried Arboretum is under development and will serve as an outdoor classroom and provide recreational opportunities.

History[edit]

The beginnings of the campus are rooted in the 1950s when the University of Wisconsin–Madison operated an extension campus in Fond du Lac. By the beginning of the 1960s however, that venture had ended, and local community organizers were hoping to bring a fully operating campus to the community. Setting up a joint commission between the city and county, they successfully lobbied for the building of a campus and set aside land in 1966, the previous home of the county airport on the city of Fond du Lac's east side.

The campus opened as a satellite campus of UW–Oshkosh on September 9, 1968, and became an independent two-year campus in 1972.

The addition of a student commons, 300-seat Prairie Theater, and renovation of the original buildings was completed in the fall of 2000.

Alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:

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