UW-Marshfield/Wood County

UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus

The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood Countyis a wooded, 145-acre campus, located in a quiet, residential area. The campus is just west of downtown Marshfield – a community named one of the nation's best small cities. Marshfield is also home to Marshfield Clinic – one of the largest clinic systems in the U.S. – as well as the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, National Farm Medicine Center, Prevention Genetics and Ministry-Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Student Body

Our campus offers something for everyone. Whether you're a student returning to the classroom or a recent high school graduate, you'll get a warm, friendly reception from our faculty and staff who are committed to seeing all of our students succeed in the classroom and in life. The campus draws students from more than 30 area high schools in a five-county region across northern and central Wisconsin. Our alumni include doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, actors, journalists, musicians, research scientists, bankers, accountants, business executives, pharmacists, college professors and more. Our graduates go on to attend other prestigious colleges and universities.


The UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus blends technology and art to provide a well-rounded, liberal arts education.

The campus has six fully-connected buildings with wireless access campus wide. The Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building includes the Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library, 340-seat Helen Connor Laird Theatre, arena-style Black Box Theatre, art studios and gallery, music rehearsal rooms and computer labs. A new 17,000-square-foot, Everett Roehl STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Center will be opening fall 2017.

Athletic facilities include a gymnasium and weight/fitness room. Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, soccer and football fields, a baseball diamond and a 110-acre arboretum with a nature trail.

Academic Excellence

As part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, we offer the foundation coursework for more than 200 majors, the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, Guaranteed Transfer Program as well as several collaborative bachelor degree programs.

At UW-Marshfield/Wood County, you get all the benefits of a small, private liberal arts college, with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. UW-Marshfield/Wood County is affordable and accessible to all, with the lowest tuition in the UW System. 

We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. When you need extra help, stop by our top-notch Success Center for math, science or English tutoring or simply a quiet place to study. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Marshfield/Wood County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.


The University Foundation awards new and returning students scholarships totaling about $65,000 annually. Individuals, businesses and foundations in the Marshfield and Wood County areas support student scholarships through their annual donations to the Foundation.

Athletics and Extracurricular Activities

UW-Marshfield/Wood County is a busy place. We have opportunities for students to participate in drama, symphony and other music ensembles; intercollegiate and intramural sports; student leadership opportunities like the Ambassador Program, Student Senate and various clubs and special interest groups. On campus student activities include lunch hour entertainers, picnics and parties. Students also receive free admission to campus-sponsored athletics and arts events.

Community Programs

UW-Marshfield/Wood County's Office of Continuing Education provides non-credit programming that promotes intellectual stimulation, personal/professional growth, and cultural enrichment through a variety of workshops, short courses and travel opportunities. Topics vary from computer applications to theatre or art field trips or from gymnastics to ballroom dancing. Continuing Education offers popular annual youth summer camps: College for Kids, Middle School Academy, Art and STEM camps as well as children’s theatre productions. The campus collaborates with businesses, K-12 school districts, technical schools and non-profit agencies to increase access to higher education and meet the needs of lifelong learners.