UW Stevens Point
has a long a proud academic tradition. In 1894, Stevens Point
Normal School opened its doors as a teacher training school to 300 students. It is now one of the 13 units of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 8,400 undergraduate and graduate students.
Old Main and the University Center lie south of the academic core while the residence halls are on the north side of the campus. Just north of the residence halls is Schmeeckle Reserve, a 225 acre nature area which includes a 24 acre lake, nature center, and trails that are part of the Portage County 26 mile recreational Green Circle.
Campus tours are available by appointment with the admissions office.