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Dining and Lodging

For those who are looking for a place to celebrate this momentous occasion, please find a listing of Oshkosh area restaurants below. Not interested in fighting traffic and timing your reservation? Come to the graduation brunch at Blackhawk Commons. <RSVP for the Commencement Brunch Buffet>


Gruenhagen Conference Center

Gruenhagen Conference Center at UW Oshkosh welcomes commencement guests. Make the most of your visit to campus with affordable dorm-style lodging conveniently located on our campus. Visit Gruenhagen's website for more information.

Gruenhagen Conference Center now offers 66 air conditioned lodging rooms to make your stay with us very comfortable. You may reserve a lodging room by contacting Gruenhagen Conference Center at (920) 424-1106 between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight.

Rooms are just $40/night.  Included in your stay at Gruenhagen is access to our computer resource center, complimentary coffee service from 7 to 9 a.m., on-site laundry room, on-site recreational room with two pool tables and a large screen television and access to UW Oshkosh and City of Oshkosh resource materials.

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Located in the heart of downtown, the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel completed an extensive $12 million renovation in April of 2013. Nearly every room has a scenic view of the Fox River and many overlooking picturesque Lake Winnebago in the distance. Experience personalized service from friendly hotel staff and enjoy the comfort of beautifully appointed hotel rooms featuring upgraded amenities including microwaves, refrigerators, and 42” flat screen HDTVs. Upgrade to an Executive Hotel Suite or Whirlpool Fireplace Hotel Suite to make your stay extra special.

A single/double room is only $99.99 a night plus tax and for more than two guests, an additional $10 will be added per person.Best Western Hotel Logo

Places to Eat

Carry-Out Menu

Order a layer cake, food platter or hot hors d'oeuvres from our Sodexo take-out catering service. Sodexo is offering this service to the families of our grads to make hosting your own post-commencement reception a little simpler. Food will be available for pick up immediately following the ceremony.

Visitor Information

The City of Oshkosh has many beautiful sites and locations to see. If you would like information on the attractions, dining and recreationopportunities as well as a listing of more area lodging accommodations, please visit

Things to Do and See

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