Welcome to beautiful Stevens Point, Wisconsin! Located on the Wisconsin River at the gateway to the Northwoods, this picturesque forested region drew 19th century settlers and adventurers from throughout Europe. Today many cultures are evident within the community, including Polish, German, Scandinavian and, more recently, Hmong. The area is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty, wildlife, cultural attractions, and for Wisconsin’s renowned dairy products and beer.
Stevens Point lies in the center of Wisconsin, just hours away from the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Minneapolis-St.Paul, and Milwaukee.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is proud to host you during your visit. This university of 9,500 students features a growing program in computing and new media technologies as well as an internationally renowned college of natural resources, excellent science and education programs, and performing arts programs that attract students from across the nation.
The university is also a leader in the sustainability movement and hosts the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology.
UW-Stevens Point is an institution of the University of Wisconsin System, know around the world for its academic excellence and leading edge research. UW-Stevens Point leads Wisconsin’s regional universities in the volume and external funding of applied research, most of which involves our students alongside our faculty members.
Friendly people and relaxed atmosphere will surround you during your visit to Stevens Point. Forbes magazine recently named Stevens Point as America’s sixth best small city in which to raise a family.
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the 275-acre Schmeeckle Reserve, a natural woodland area located on the UW-Stevens Point campus, or plan to walk or run along the 30-mile Green Circle Trail that winds around the city. Stevens Point is the birthplace of America’s Wellness Movement and is home to the National Wellness Institute.
In the category of little-known, but fun facts, Stevens Point beat New York City for first place in a recent contest judging America’s best municipal drinking water!
We know you will enjoy your stay on Stevens Point and on the beautiful UW-Stevens Point campus, and we look forward to seeing you soon.