The University of Wisconsin Stout is known as Wisconsin's polytechnic university. The University was founded by James Huff Stout and opened on January 5th, 1891. The University has progressed through many iterations and been called by various names including: Stout Manual Training School, Stout Institute, Stout State College, Stout State University, and finally The University of Wisconsin-Stout.

UW Stout programs and curriculum focuses on technical training and preparing students for employment. Stout has majors in many creative fields like Graphic Design, Fashion Marketing, and Game Design and Development. Business and science related majors, like business administration, management, hotel management and tourism, engineering, and applied science, are also popular.

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UW Stout is the only University of Wisconsin campus not named for the town where it is located. Instead UW Stout is named for its founder,  James Huff Stout owner of the Knapp-Stout Lumber Company.

Student Organizations

Food on Campus

Campus Sustainability

Memorial Student Center


Clock tower (center), Harvey Hall (left) from the corner of Main St and 3rd St E


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Photo Credit: Kyra Danielowski