50th Anniversary

50th anniversaryCelebrating 50 years - 1968-2018

The first class of students arrived on the Washington County campus in the fall of 1968. Over the past 50 years, the campus has seen four major building additions/remodeling projects - adding a gymnasium, Collins Science wing and connecting all buildings. Our mission of access - in providing a quality University of Wisconsin education- hasn't changed, however. 
Today, as a branch campus of the University of Milwaukee - our look and feel will continue to evolve.  As Chancellor Mark Mone recently stated, "I am excited about the tremendous opportunities ahead. We will continue to provide access to high quality academic programs, while also delivering seamless transfer to a four-year degree, offering more academic and career options to students, and addressing local needs and strengthening partnerships in our region and Wisconsin."

We hope you are excited too! Please plan to join us as we celebrate the past and look ahead to the next 50 years!

50th Anniversary Events
Join us for any or all of these special events!


    Wed., October 24, 6:30pm, Campus Theatre

  • PANEL: Three local Vietnam veterans - John Butschlick, John Kleinmaus and Richard Lindbeck - will share thoughts and memories of their military service in Vietnam
  • MODERATOR: Dr. Tim Thering, UW-Waukesha, History Dept.  
    This community lecture is part of a series on the country of Vietnam. Free admission.
    Thurs., October 25, 3:30pm

  • Several UW-Washington County founding faculty along with students from the charter class of 1968  share memories and insights of early years on campus. 
    Free admission  Room 101
    Friday, October 26, 6pm - 7:30pm

  • Mix and mingle with faculty, friends and alumni!  Includes beverage, appetizers & fun give-aways. Campus bistro/theatre lobby area (2nd floor)  
  • BRIT BEAT CONCERT  Brit Beat band
    Friday, October 26, 7:30pm, Campus Theatre

  • It’s back to the 60’s with this Multimedia Concert Journey through Beatles Music History!
    Purchase BritBeat tickets online
    Adults: $22, Seniors (62+): $20, Youth (<18): $20