University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Rita, art gallery at University of Wisconsin-Parkside
The Rita, music at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Four-year liberal arts university granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees, offering on-campus and online instruction. The University Ballroom, Cinema, and conference rooms serve community groups up to 400.

World-class theatre, music, and art presented in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities (Address: Avenue of the Arts, which is at Highways E and JR).

Enjoy the disc golf course


Are you a prospective student? Consider attending Ranger Saturday. Attending a Ranger Saturday is the perfect way for prospective students and their families to get an introductory look at Parkside. The visit features a presentation on our admissions process, academic offerings, tour of campus and student panel. There is a light breakfast and the opportunity to meet one on one with an admissions counselor. Click here for more details.

Event Dates:

  • 9/21/19
  • 10/12/19
  • 11/16/19
  • 12/14/19
  • 2/8/20
  • 3/14/20
  • 4/18/20
  • 5/16/20
  • 6/13/20


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.

Located at Highway E & 30th Avenue.


An Art-FULL Community

From art galleries to art museums and everything in between, Kenosha has art experiences for you to admire and to create yourself!


VIRTUAL UW-Parkside Art Exhibit Beginnings

February 2, 2021 – April 22, 2021

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Meeting & Event Facilities

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 and 18-hole professional disc golf course. UW-Parkside is the perfect location for your banquet, reception, meeting, camp, conference or workshop, offering 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.

Plan Your Event

Facility Features: 

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

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

Sports Facilities

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