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About UW-Green Bay

Together We

No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you want to be—never stop learning because life never stops teaching.

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We are
UW‑Green Bay

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We’re future-minded contenders, standing on the shoulders of a trailblazing heritage to transform the students, the communities and the region we serve. Are we a good fit for you? Allow us to introduce ourselves and explore your learning options.

Igniting Growth

The secret to success at UW-Green Bay? Just be yourself.

What is it about the people who call our beautiful corner of the world home that keeps them up for the challenges of the future? Hear it from them in their own words. Read RISE stories

Investing In Brainpower

Tina Sauerhammer, M.D., enjoyed international fame as a surgeon and is setting her sights on impacting the health of Northeast Wisconsin.

Curing the Community
Profitable Knowledge

Some may be born leaders, but Eric Sponholtz believes in leading by learning.

Lead the Way
Advocating with Empathy

Start with 500 middle school students and add See ViXai Thao, one very enthusiastic school counselor. The Result?

See the Counselor

Reimagining College

High school is the time to start college with UW-Green Bay’s early college pathways that save time and money.

Get a Jumpstart


Gain knowledge on your time—where and however you learn best with online programs and professional development.

Online Programs

Creative Options

Our 7-week courses are designed to help busy adults pursue their dreams while managing the rest of life.

Accelerated Degree Options

Learn online or Near the water

Affordable education anywhere, any time for everyone.

Whether it’s on one of our four campuses, online or somewhere in between, join our community of learners.

Level the Field

We’re committed to providing an education to all who want to learn.

Accept Our Challenge

This land

Developed by our First Nations faculty, our Land Acknowledgement recognizes those who were here first.

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Social Justice

We’re committed to promoting social justice and working toward social change within the University and beyond.

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Maria Yang ‘19

Is an Environmental Engineer at Himalayan Consultants. LLC. Read her story.

We're the one & only ECO-U

We were green before green was a thing and nationally acclaimed as “ECO-U” in 1971. It’s still true (and trademarked!) to this day.

See Our Sustainability Efforts

How we make
sparks fly

“Our goal is to be a university that fearlessly meets challenges, solves problems, embraces diversity, cares about our region and provides access to education for all who want it.”
—Michael Alexander, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay

Green Bay by the Numbers

Year Founded

Our region called for a university and UW-Green Bay was born.


Total enrollment


Majors, Minors, Certificates and Programs.

A Pennant and some old UWGB photos

Were we the tomatoes?

We’re a serious university with a quirky history.

In fact, we were originally Bay Badgers. In 1971, “Phoenix” was elected official mascot over such entries as Hydros, Mavericks, Beavers, Voyageurs and more. Legend has it that election-day shenanigans pushed “Tomatoes” to a first-place finish. True?

The truth is out there

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