About Us

The Outreach and Continuing Education office provides high quality, innovative, learner-centered, academic and professional development programs that respond to the changing professional, cultural, and social needs of lifelong learners. Working with departments within the university and external partners, we offer a broad array of learning experiences for all adults.

We are committed to:

  • Offering affordable and useful programming and services;
  • Meeting the needs of educators, business professionals, agriculture providers, government employees, leaders and other lifelong learners in the community;
  • Creating courses that are immediately applicable in the workplace or community; and
  • Delivering programs on campus, online, off campus (including interactive television, video, and independent study), and during evenings and weekends.
Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide excellent learning experiences that respond to the needs of life-long learners. 


  • We are valued as a partner within the university community and by external communities, institutions, and private enterprises.
  • We are integral to the university's vision, serving as a key point of access to the resources and services for, and meeting the specific educational needs of, life-long learners.
  • We offer programs that are affordable, accessible, and financially sustainable.

Core Values

In addition to the university's core values, Outreach and Continuing Education has the following core values: 

Responsiveness: We respond accurately and promptly to the needs of internal and external customers. 

Academic Accessibility: We are dedicated to offering academic programs that are practical, flexible, and convenient, thus fostering a climate in which our students can thrive. 

Sustainable and Self-Supporting: We offer programs that are sustainable and self-supporting in the long term. Our programs provide equitable and reasonable compensation for instructors and returns to management and investment. We use the resources at our disposal responsibly. 

Work-Life Balance: We recognize and support, for our employees and customers, the importance of balancing professional and personal lives.

Contact Us

Our offices are located in the Regional Development Building (map) and are staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Staff phone numbers and emails are listed in the Staff Directory.

Our mailing address is:

Outreach and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022

Would You Like to Teach A Class?

If you'd like to propose teaching a noncredit class or series of classes, please contact us. Program proposals are evaluated on:

  • fit with the UW-River Falls strategic plan
  • financial feasibility
  • perceived market need or demand

If your proposal is accepted, a member of our team will contact you to get things started.

Program Integrity Rules

For complaints pertaining to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011 Program Integrity requirements for distance learning programs, please go to the link below for more information.

Program Integrity Complaint Process

Contact Us

Outreach and Continuing Education
Regional Development Building