Welcome . . .

to the UWRF Physics Department, part of the University of Wisconsin System's Center of Excellence for Undergraduate Physics and Chemistry. 

We are dedicated to helping students learn physics/engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum within a supportive environment.

Our mission includes excellent teaching, individualized advising, quality scholarship and public outreach. 


  • UW-River Falls will host the 6th Annual Science Olympiad Border Battle on Saturday, January 21, 2017. 
  • Scholarship opportunities exist to help support your studies. 

What does a physics major do?

Check out the incredibly diverse careers using physics.

Latest News...

Yvette Richardson
"UWRF Physics Alumni Success Story"

Astronomy Talks and Observatory Viewing

Tuesday, October 25 - 8:00 PM Talk: "Boo! Halloween and Other Cross-Quadrature Days"
8:30 PM Telescopes (Uranus, Neptune visible)

Wednesday, December 7 - 8:00 PM Talk: "Location, Location, Location: Milky Way Stars Have Moved"
8:30 PM Telescopes (Uranus visible)


Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235
Fax:   715-425-0652