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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:



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
Lifelong Learning


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
St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center

UW-River Falls is a founding partner in the new St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, located in River Falls, offering 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

Student Interns, Employees and Volunteers

The UW-River Falls Career Services Office is here to put you in touch with 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


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
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 



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
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

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.