Why choose UW-Marinette?

Students talking outside on the UW-Marinette campus

On top of all the great reasons to attend UW Colleges, each of the campuses stand out in their own way. Here are just a few reasons why UW-Marinette could be the U for You!

1) Beautiful, modern campus on Lake Michigan

The UW-Marinette campus sits on 36 acres along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Students can enjoy the lake and surrounding area in every season by swimming, boating, ice fishing and more.

2) Make International Connections

Since 1988, UW-Marinette has welcomed hundreds of international students from across the world. Students can learn about foreign cultures, try new dishes at international potlucks and create lasting friendships with friends from around the world.

3) Receive personal attention from faculty and staff 

With a student population of around 500, UW-Marinette offers a private school feel at a public school price. The campus’ exceptional faculty and staff make sure every student gets the instruction, guidance and attention they deserve. 

4) Live in student housing on campus

Students can get the full college experience by living in UW-Marinette’s North Aire student apartments. With weekly events, spacious units and modern amenities, students have the opportunity to build lifelong friendships while living just steps from campus. 

5) Play a college sport

Students who want to play a college sport are welcome to join the UW-Marinette Buccaneer athletics program! The campus has a strong tradition of success in basketball and volleyball, and a number of teams have won the state championship in recent years.

6) Perform in the choir or in a university band

UW-Marinette has a variety of ways students can get involved performing music for campus and community members. Students can sing in the West Shore Chorale, earn college credit performing in the NEW Band or meet new people in the Marinette Community Jazz Ensemble.

7) Contribute to the Undergraduate Research & Performance Conference

For nearly two decades, students have presented their research projects and artistic performances to the campus community each spring. This event helps forge strong campus connections and gives students a chance to show off their hard work.

8) Shine on stage at the Theatre on the Bay

UW-Marinette’s Theatre on the Bay has been a keystone of the surrounding community for more than 50 years. Students and the community come together to act in productions, assist behind the scenes, learn stagecraft and sell tickets in the box office.

9) Earn scholarships thanks to the generous UW-Marinette Foundation

Students at UW-Marinette can earn thousands of dollars in scholarships thanks to generous donations from the UW-Marinette Foundation. It’s one more way UW Colleges makes higher education affordable.

10) Take in the sights and smells of the Katsura trees

The UW-Marinette library building is outlined by a row of Japanese Katsura trees. Not only do the trees make for some beautiful scenery in the fall, but as the leaves change color they also take on a smell like cotton candy. Visit UW-Marinette during the fall months and smell for yourself!

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