UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Business and Community Resources

Proudly Serving the Community Since 1874

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the prestigious University of Wisconsin system dedicated to serving the local community and surrounding region through a variety of programs, services and partnerships.

Our institutional mission is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective. Part of the way we achieve that mission is by fostering a dynamic and inclusive relationship with our local community.
 
As a public, state funded institution, you are welcome to take advantage of the following resources:

 

Education


UW-River Falls has a reputation for its outstanding academic programs. The university enrolls nearly 6,200 students annually in its four distinct colleges with the following educational offerings:

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
Bachelor Degree Completion Programs
Professional Development Certificates
Graduate Certificates and Licenses
Public Lectures, Workshops and Conferences

 

Economic Development


UW-River Falls is dedicated to supporting economic growth and development throughout the greater St. Croix Valley. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or already own one, take advantage of our:

Small Business Development Center
Center for Innovation and Business Development

UW-River Falls is a founding partner in the new St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, located in River Falls. The SBDC and CIBD are conveniently located at the SCVBIC which offers office or light industrial space for rent, co-working memberships, and meeting room rental.
 

Facility Rental & Catering Services


UW-River Falls works with non-university groups and individuals to host and cater special events on campus. Let us help you with your next:

Wedding, Ceremony and Reception
Summer Residential Camp
Conference
Meeting
Banquet

 

Student Interns, Employees and Volunteers


The UW-River Falls Career Services Office is here to put you in touch wiht a student talent pool to fulfill the needs of your business or organization with:

Annual Career Fairs
Handshake: UWRF's online recruitment platform where you can post job, internship and volunteer opportunities
Student Employees and Interns
Non-Profit Volunteers
Annual Networking Event

 

Agriculture & Food Resources


UW-River Falls has earned an outstanding reputation throughout the region for excellence in agriculture and food processing, and offers:

Campus Farm Visits
Compost Sale
Center for Dairy Farm Safety
Cooperative Extension
Dairy Processing Workshops and Licensing
Falcon Foods: Cheese, Ice Cream and Meat Sales
Horse Breeding and Colt Training

 

Health & Human Services


As a leader in early childhood education and communication disorders, UW-River Falls provides the following services to students, faculty and staff, as well as the community:

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
CHILD Center Daycare 

 

Research


The university provides a variety of research resources for local residents and businesses and economic development agencies, including: 

Center for Economic Research
Survey Research Center
Annual Undergraduate Research Fairs
Chalmer Davee Library
University Archives and Area Research Center

 

Art, Music, Culture & Entertainment


As a cultural hub for the community, the St. Croix Valley and West Central Wisconsin, UW-River Falls hosts the following events, performances and exhibits that are open to the community:

Intercollegiate Rodeo
Summer Concert Series
Homecoming Events
Bowls for Hope
Music and Theater Performances
Art Exhibits
Observatory/Astronomy Talks
Digital Dome (Planetarium)

 

Athletics & Recreation


Sport and recreation enthusiasts can take advantage of a variety of events, camps and rental equipment, including:

Falcon Athletic Events (17 NCAA Division III Teams)
Falcon Center Memberships
Youth Sports Camps
Skate School, Ice Skating Lessons and Open Skating
Eldorado Climbing Wall at the Falcon Center
Falcon Outdoor Adventures Trips and Equipment Rental
Public Walking Trails

 

For more information on community resources or partnering with the university, contact:

Beth Schommer
715-425-0662
beth.schommer@uwrf.edu


UW-River Falls is a proud part of the City of River Falls. Visit these websites to learn more about our thriving community:

City of River Falls

View the City's annual report here.

We are also active members of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce.