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.
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University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road, (Hwy. E & 30th Avenue), Kenosha
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.
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,600
Room - Sq. Footage
Main Dining Room - 5,625
Union Square - 5,625
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
Sport No. of Surfaces
De Simone Gymnasium
Frank J. Petretti Field House
Wayne D. Dannehl Cross Country Course
Wood Road Soccer Complex
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.
This show features paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities created through the Little City Foundation for the Arts. The exhibition includes the premier of “Share My Kingdom,” a documentary film about Harold Jeffries, Wayne Mazurek and Luke Tauber, three Little City Foundation artists.
Ranging in styles from naturalist to abstract, these 19th and 20th century landscape paintings were gifted to the Luxembourg American Cultural Society in Belgium, Wisconsin by Jean F. Lanners and loaned to UW-Parkside galleries.
Art Department graduating seniors exhibit their work.
Back by popular demand, the Navy Band Great Lakes returns to UW-Parkside for a celebration of the sounds of the holiday season. This free concert will feature an array of classic holiday tunes and melodies in a variety of musical styles and features some of the finest musicians the U.S. Navy has to offer — as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus!
Come along on a fascinating journey back in time to the streets of New York City in the early 1900s where Tin Pan Alley was born. Lil’ Rev is an award-winning folk singer, storyteller, and comedian.
This community-inclusive project, created by Wisconsin-based creative professionals, Plaid Tuba, demonstrates how creativity is a brand’s best asset. Partnering with local companies, this exhibition brings new artistic depth to various industries and illustrates how the creative professional is vital to every business.
Fans of Michael Feldman’s hit public radio program “Whad’ya Know?” will not want to miss this rare opportunity to be a part of this live radio program that will be broadcast from UW-Parkside to over 260 stations internationally.
This exhibit highlights “Two Nudes with Oak Stool and Canvas”, a lithograph by noted realist artist Philip Pearlstein. In the UW-Parkside collection, our artists present their own figure studies. Images in the exhibition invite discussion of the cultural meaning of sexuality, censorship, violence and abstraction. Curated by Kenosha artist and business owner Chet Griffith.
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.
BrassWorks Quintet has been dazzling audiences since 1983, including a nationally broadcast concert on the WFMT Chicago network, and side-by-side performances with the Canadian Brass in Wisconsin tour performances.