Spring-to-Summer transition nears at UW-Richland


As the 2012-2013 academic year at the University of Wisconsin-Richland is coming to close, preparations for summer session and summer programs are underway.

End-of-semester activities include:

  • Graduation & Awards Night on Friday, May 10, with ceremonies to begin at 7pm.
  • The last day of spring classes is Tuesday, May 14.
  • Study Day is Wednesday, May 15.
  • Final Exam Week is May 16 – 21.
  • The campus will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27.

Registration is underway for summer session 2013 classes. Courses starting May 28 are Astronomy, and Animal Behavior. A Contemporary Social Problems course begins June 24.

Hours at UW-Richland’s Miller Memorial Library, which is open to the public, change during the summer. From May 22–August 30, usual library hours will be 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday-Thursday. The Miller Library will be closed for holidays on May 27 and July 4, and on May 30. Exceptions to usual summer hours are on May 24 and May 31, when the library will be open 8:30am-12noon and 1-4pm; on August 14 and 15, when the library will be open 12noon-4:30pm; and on Friday, August 30, when the library will be open 8:30am-4pm.

The campus is active all summer with an array of educational programs for children and adults from around the area, the state, and the world. Among 2013 summer educational programs scheduled at UW-Richland are:

  • UW System Faculty College is planned for May 28–31 and is expected to bring about 100 UW faculty from across the state to Richland Center.
  • UW-Richland will be the site June 10-16 for a UW-Waukesha-sponsored Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) program involving about 30 students.
  • The UW-Richland Precollege Program residential week to help local and Milwaukee youth prepare to be the first in their families to go to college is planned for June 24–28 and about 60 teens are expected.
  • UW-Richland will be the site July 8-14 for a Milwaukee County UW-Cooperative Extension and UW-Waukesha-sponsored Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) program involving about 45 students.
  • UW-Richland’s College for Kids and Middle School U meets July 15–19 with about 500 students expected to take part in educational enrichment classes.
  • A program to prepare teens from Japan for a year as exchange students in high schools across the USA is scheduled for August 1-10 and is expected to involve about 104 teens from Japan and Wisconsin.

 UW-Richland main offices are open usual hours through the summer and advisors are available to meet with those who have questions, want information, or a campus tour. Applications for fall admission continue to be accepted. Usual hours for most offices are 7:45am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. To make an appointment to meet with an advisor, call the campus at (608) 647-6186.



Dorothy Thompson
608.647.6186, ext. 231