The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Office of Admissions and New Student Services is temporarily suspending all on-campus events and campus tours through the end of April due to concerns about COVID-19. The health of our visitors, students, staff, and faculty is our most important priority at this time. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and New Student Services at 262-595-2355.

Campus Visits

To better understand what it means to be at Parkside, you need to see it firsthand. Sign up today for one of our visits and take a tour. From campus tours to specialized visit events, we offer many ways to experience Parkside. Select from the visit opportunities below to learn more.

Campus Tours and Events


Tour the campus with a student Campus Ambassador and visit Parkside's academic buildings, Ranger Residence Hall, and the Sports and Activity Center. Before the tour begins, an Admissions Counselor will present on academics, campus life, and more. This visit lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Campus tours are canceled form Monday, March 16-Friday, March 27, 2020


Take our virtual tour and hear from current students about why you should be at Parkside. Learn about programs offered at Parkside, campus resources and activities, and more. Take the virtual tour now!   


Spring 2020: Canceled
Please select another visit. We really think that you are going to love Parkside!

Experience Parkside Day provides prospective students (primarily high school seniors) and their family/guests the opportunity to learn more about UW-Parkside and all that we have to offer. Students who attend will be learning more about many aspects of campus including student services, academic majors and campus life. Throughout the day, students will be engaging in various workshops and sessions following a “choose your own adventure” style agenda.

Check-in begins at 9 am. Visit concludes by 2 pm.

All visit events have been suspended due to Safer at Home. Please let us know if you would like to be added to a mailing list for recieving visit information when it is avaliable,

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.

Check-in begins at 8:30 am and program starts at 9 am. Visit concludes by 12 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:30 am-2 pm

Yo Soy Parkside is a visit day for prospective Spanish-speaking students and their families to meet current students and faculty and to discover the many real and amazing reasons to Be at Parkside. Attend experiential workshops, hear a keynote speaker, engage with a student panel, and receive a campus tour.

Please call Gia with any questions - 262-595-3001.

View Sample Schedule Here


Prospective students  interested in our Nursing major may wish to schedule their visit to campus in conjunction with scheduling themselves into a Nursing Information Session & Extended Tour. Through a consortial agreement, UW-Parkside's Nursing program collaborates with UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing to offer students the highest quality nursing program at a location convenient for them. Our Nursing department staff provide an abundance of information designed especially for the admission process for prospective nursing students.

This program is offered Mondays from 11:30 am-12:30 pm during the academic year.


Want to bring a large group to Parkside? Request a date now!
All group visits include a tour of the campus and an admissions presentation that includes the admissions process, financial aid, student services, and application timeline. 

All group visits must:
Be scheduled at least three weeks in advance
Have one chaperone per 15 high school students 

Please allow 7-10 business days for the confirmation of your event. You will receive an email with detailed information from the Group Visit Coordinator. 

If you have any questions please contact or 262-595-2318. Request your date today.


Nov 1, 2019
9 am-2 pm

UW-Parkside strives to be a local and regional leader in providing information, resources, and access to underrepresented populations in our communities. We are proud to host this inaugural visit event that was inspired by the nearly 60% of Parkside graduates who are the first in their family to graduate from college! Our event intends to celebrate and encourage first-generation students and their support systems to see themselves in college and be first!


Dec 4, 2020* | College of Arts and Humanities

Held in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, you'll tour our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues, and engage with the faculty who teach our award-winning academic programs. You'll also learn about exclusive scholarship opportunities. 

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*Subject to change

You are one of a kind. Turn your unique talent into scholarship money!

Thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded on Arts and Humanities Scholarship Day. Scholarships are based on creative work and open to all newly admitted students pursuing arts and humanities majors who will begin their studies at Parkside during the 2021-2020 academic year. In addition to interviewing or auditioning for scholarships, you'll also have an opportunity to tour state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues at The Rita. 


Tour for students at orientation

Plan Your Campus Visit

Our admissions counselors are excited to introduce you to Parkside. Year round, we host information sessions, open houses, and conversations with current students and professors. Pick an event and time that works for you, or just stop by. We're eager to meet you.

See what our students have to say, take a virtual tour.

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