UWO’s Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses offer meal plans, inclusive spaces and competitive sports in 2022-23

Deputy Chancellor Martin Rudd shares the latest updates and offerings at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses as part of our back-to-school series. He loves the “buzz and rush” of the fall semester.

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Martin Rudd

What’s new on Access Campuses for the 2022-23 academic year?

We have new faces, updated locations, and new spaces for the new academic year. The Fox Cities campus is welcoming new faculty and staff joining us in Political Science, Economics and the Barlow Planetarium, while at the Fond du Lac campus we have new staff at the Solutions Center and at the library.

Our inclusive community spaces, known as The Intersection, continue to thrive and grow. On the Fond du Lac campus, you will find the recently relocated Intersection which is now part of the University Commons in the former Campus Store. The staff at Intersections, under the leadership of Acting Diversity Officer Alicia Johnson, invites all students, faculty, and staff to stop and join in the conversations on campus.

New for this school year are school year meal plans that allow students to eat breakfast and lunch at Fox’s Den or Falcon’s Nest, in addition to expanded a la carte options.

In addition to the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, we also offer new certificate programs that can be started and completed at the Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses, including Community Health Studies, Spanish and the pre-core in business.

What are you personally looking forward to the most from the fall semester?

There is something wonderful about the “semester sandwich” with the buzz and rush of new and returning students beginning or returning to their studies at UWO and the winter graduation ceremonies that mark the end of the ceremony for hundreds of students in December. Yet, the infill represents our best efforts in student engagement, teaching excellence, and satisfying learning outcomes.

Here are a few things I’m looking forward to for the fall semester:

UWO’s Weis Earth Science Museum, located on the Fox Cities campus, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as Wisconsin’s official mineralogical museum in November with a weekend of festive events.

We are thrilled to welcome the increased presence of each of our academic colleges to connect more fully with hundreds of students seeking their next steps towards their majors at UWO.

We are very excited to once again offer competitive sports at the Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses this school year. Each campus will offer women’s volleyball in the fall and men’s basketball during the winter months. To participate in either sport, students must be enrolled in at least nine credits per semester, three of which must be on the Fox Cities or Fond du Lac campus. Fox Cities and Fond du Lac are finalizing details with new volleyball coaches and have basketball coaches in place.

The women’s volleyball season runs from late September to early November with matches taking place on Wednesday evenings. A season-ending tournament will be held at the Community First Champion Center in Grand Chute on Sunday November 6th. The Fond du Lac and Fox Cities volleyball teams will participate in a conference that also includes UW Stevens Point-Wausau, UWSP-Marshmfield and UW-Platteville-Baraboo.

Men’s basketball will start at the end of October and will continue until the end of February. Fond du Lac and Fox Cities were able to resume competition last season after a break for COVID. Conference games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays from December through February. The Fond du Lac and Fox Cities basketball teams will participate in a conference that also includes UWSP-Wausau, UWSP-Marshfield, UWP-Baraboo and Bryant & Stratton JV. In addition to conference games, each campus will schedule additional non-conference games with junior scholars from local universities. The season will end with an end-of-year tournament, the championship match being organized on the Fond du Lac campus.

What advice would you give new freshmen on how to succeed at UWO?

First, the Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses are places with deep resources and expert traditions to help you succeed. If you need access to people, services and advice, visit or contact our information specialists in the Solution Centers. Some of the items that students may see on the usual top 10 lists for the first year will be easily answered and immediately accessible in one place.

Second, I would say that self-organization is a key skill for success, but one that varies so much from student to student depending on their personal circumstances. A mix of motivation towards your education, your personal goals and objectives, and your discipline will all help you find satisfaction in what you do and advance your productivity. However, don’t be afraid to ask your peers, professors, and advisors for their best advice for achieving self-organization. Finding what’s right for you will be as unique as you are at UWO.

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