The University of Wisconsin-Marinetteis located on the shores of Lake Michigan's Green Bay. Downtown Marinette and downtown Menominee, Michigan, are both within a five-minute drive of the campus.
Nearly 400 students are enrolled. Approximately, 18 percent are age 22 or older. Students attend the campus on a full-time or part-time basis. Nearly 30 percent of the students are Menominee County, Michigan residents who, because of a reciprocal tuition agreement, pay Wisconsin resident tuition fees.
UW-Marinette's facilities include a student union, cafeteria, science laboratories, lecture hall, computer classroom and the Solution Center in the Main Building; a 360-seat theatre, art and music studios, photography lab, digital arts computer lab, sculpture studio, seminar room and performance hall in the Fine Arts Building; a 34,000 volume library with world-wide interlibrary loan services, distance education classrooms and computer lab in the Library Technology Building and the Max E. Peterson Field House with an Olympic-size pool, gym and aerobic free-weights room as well as a classroom for geography/geology and health and exercise science classes.
North Aire Student Apartment Housing is available across the street from the UW-Marinette Field House. There are one- and two-bedroom partially-furnished units with shared laundry facilities, basic cable, internet access and utilities included. All units are non-smoking. No pets are allowed. For more information, call 715-735-4300 ext. 4303.
Students may enroll in Learning Community courses with syllabi that are linked across disciplines to explore real-world issues. Tutorial services are available in math and writing. Evening, online, streaming video, distance education and preparatory courses as well as undergraduate research opportunities are available. International student programs add to campus diversity. Career exploration services are all provided.
The University of Wisconsin-Marinette Foundation annually awards over $35,000 in scholarships to new, continuing, transferring and returning-adult students. These scholarships are based on academic potential, leadership and community service.
Community Interest Programs
Since 1967, Theatre on the Bay has offered year-round programming giving students experience in all areas of theatre from box office to acting in major productions. Other activities open to the public include the West Shore Chorale, the Bay Shore Orchestra, the Communiversity Jazz Ensemble and the N.E.W. Concert Band.
Several opportunities exist for students with work and family responsibilities to earn bachelor degrees at UW-Marinette via streaming media, two-way video and online:
- UW-Green Bay Adult Degree bachelor's programs in Business Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies
- UW-Milwaukee College Connection bachelor's programs in Communications, Information Science and Technology, Psychology and Organizational Administration
- UW-Oshkosh bachelor's programs in Human Services, Leadership Development, Leadership and Organization
- UW-Oshkosh bachelor’s program in Human Services Leadership is offered with courses on campus
- UW-Platteville bachelor's programs in Business Administration and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- UW-Stout bachelor's programs in Golf Enterprise Management, Information and Communication Technologies, Management, Technical Education and Training, Professional Communication and Emerging Media
- UW-Superior bachelor's programs in Elementary Education and individualized majors
- UW-Whitewater bachelor's programs in Business
- Silver Lake College bachelor's programs in Business Management
Collaborative agreements between UW-Marinette and several UW baccalaureate schools (Green Bay, Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee and Oshkosh) give students in the Nursing Degree Completion Program the opportunity to take rotating core courses at UW-Marinette via Wisline Web and two-way video. UW-Marinette provides technical support for the distance education courses, while its regular curriculum supports the students' general education requirements. UW-Green Bay is the "home institution" responsible for registration and advising. For the distance education courses, students pay UW-Green Bay in-state tuition regardless of their residency.
The Michigan Compact is Wisconsin's first reciprocal tuition agreement. Residents of Menominee County, Michigan, may take courses at UW-Marinette for in-state tuition rates. This agreement extends to residents of Iron and Marinette counties in Wisconsin, who may take courses at Gogebic and Bay de Noc Community Colleges in Michigan, for out-of-district, in-state tuition rates. The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) offers 150 percent in-state tuition rates to students from Michigan (beyond Menominee County), Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota. Students in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are eligible for tuition remission that brings their costs to near in-state rates.
UW-Marinette offers a wide-variety of extracurricular clubs, athletics and other activities for students. UW-Marinette Buccaneer Athletics is home to the 2014-15 Men’s State Basketball Champions and the 2015-16 Women’s State Basketball Champions. Student Government, Campus Activities Board, Gamer’s Guild, Gay-Strait Alliance, campus intramurals and Visual and Performing Arts Club (VPAC) are just a few of the many ways to get involved on campus.