• University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Four-year liberal arts university granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Part of the University of Wisconsin System. Modern 700-acre campus features world-class theatre, music and art presented in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities and the Frances Bedford Concert Hall. Located at Hwy. E & 30th Ave.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1968 to better serve the needs of a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, UW-Parkside offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and serves as an academic and cultural resource.

Download @The Rita Cultural Events Schedule 2013-2014 here

Disc Golf! A disc golf course is found winding its way through the campus. It can be utilized year-round, free of charge. There are no set hours to take on the 18-hole challenge. People can bring their own equipment or they can buy discs at the UW-Parkside Disc Golf Proshop, which is located in the University Bookstore. The first hole is near the Student Center parking lot, and there are Disc Golf Course tee signs to follow.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road, (Hwy. E & 30th Avenue), Kenosha
ph.262-595-2307 fx.262-595-2202

Meeting Rooms: 4

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located on 750 acres of rolling woodlands and natural prairies and bounded by another 250 acres of county park, including an 18-hole watered fairway public golf course. On the campus there is an 18-hole professional disk golf course. The perfect location for your banquet, reception, meeting, camp, conference or workshop. UWP offers approximately 65 individual classrooms, lecture halls, meeting rooms and auditoriums. Two commercial style theaters comfortably seat 400 and 685. Also, over 1,200 running feet of brick paved concourse are suitable for exhibit booths or displays. Our buildings are interconnected, protecting visitors from outdoor elements year-round. Food service is available for full line catering from simple box lunches to white linen served banquets. Also, an expansive Sports & Activity Center is an ideal site to host expositions, conventions, trade shows and job fairs.

Total Meeting Space: 13,400 sq. ft.
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,600

Room - Sq. Footage
Main Dining Room - 5,625
Union Square - 5,625
Cinema Theater
Rooms 104 + 106 - 1,440
Rooms 104, 106, 207 - 720

The UW-Parkside has the facilities and staff to make any event a success. The Sports & Activity Center includes the Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse and De Simone Gymnasium. The Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course is known as one of the best in the United States.

Major Events Hosted

  • NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships
  • NAIA Cross Country Championships
  • Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional
  • NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
  • NCAA Division I Fencing Championships
  • Nike Softball Camps
  • AAU Basketball Tournaments
  • ATA (taekwondo) Regional Competitions
  • Camp Kenosha: summer training site for Northwestern Wildcats Football

Sport No. of Surfaces

  • Track & Field: 1 200-meter Indoor/ 1 400-meter Outdoor
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Volleyball: 9 Courts
  • Tennis: 4 Indoor
  • Soccer: 7 Fields
  • Baseball: 1 Field
  • Softball:  2 Fields
  • Disc Golf : 1 18-hole Course
  • Swimming: 1 25-yard Multi-Lane

De Simone Gymnasium

  • 3 basketball/volleyball courts
  • 25-yard multi-lane swimming pool
  • Seating capacity of 2,200
  • Brand new Strength & Conditioning Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Weight room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Frank J. Petretti Field House

  • 70,000 square feet
  • 200-meter indoor track
  • 3 basketball courts
  • 6 volleyball courts
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions

Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course

  • Over 100,000 athletes have raced the course
  • A challenging and undulating route without sharp turns or narrow paths
  • Spectators can watch runners pass at 4 or 5 locations
  • Self-contained on a college campus, exclusively used for cross country
  • The only “pure” cross country course in the nation
  •  8 courses, ranging from 4-12K
  •  Each course has a permanent finish area

Wood Road Soccer Complex

  • Championship Field - 120 x 80 yards
  • 6 other regulation fields
  • Locker room facility
  • Sheltered team benches
  • Elevated Press Box
  • Raised Bleacher Seating for 1,000 spectators
  • Electronic Scoreboard
  • Concessions

In addition, state-for-the-art wellness center and brand-new strength and conditioning center. Also, the Case Softball Complex features two diamonds and the “Red” Oberbruner baseball diamond has stadium-style seating.

Tamie Falk-Day, UW-Parkside Athletic Director
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Ph. (262) 595-2485
Fx. (262) 595-2225
E-mail: Tamie.Falk-Day@uwp.edu

UW-Parkside Art Exhibit: Juried Student Show

March 31, 2014 – April 23, 2014

Admission is free.

UW-Parkside Art Exhibit: Plein Air Painting at Parkside by the Racine Art Guild

February 4, 2014 – May 18, 2014

In the rich tradition of outdoor painting, the Racine Art Guild members and friends of the guild will capture the diverse beauty, changing light and color of the campus and surrounding parklands in the medium of their choice. This show will be juried by Lisa Marie Barber, chair, associate professor of Art at UW-Parkside.

UW-Parkside Art Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramics

March 17, 2014 – July 18, 2014

Enjoy contemporary ceramic artwork by members of the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts. The exhibition coincides with their Milwaukee Conference March 19-23.

UW-Parkside Orchestras

April 26, 2014

Tickets are $10 & under.

UW-Parkside Art Exhibit: Art Department Senior Exhibitions

April 26, 2014 – May 19, 2014

Art Department graduating seniors exhibit their work.

UW-Parkside Choirs

December 8, 2013, December 9, 2013, April 27, 2014, May 11, 2014

Tickets are $10 & under.

UW-Parkside Theatre Presents: Taming of the Shrew

May 2-3, 2014 and May 8-11, 2014

A classic comedy by William Shakespeare. This is William Shakespeare’s famous and funny battle of the sexes with Kate and Petruchio....but who will tame whom?

WSMA State Solo/Ensemble Festival

May 3, 2014

Contact the listed number for the Kenosha Unified School District for more details on the district’s participation.

UW-Parkside Jazz Ensemble

May 6, 2014

Tickets are $10 & under.

UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and Community Band

May 8, 2014

Tickets are $10 & under.