Career Services, the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, the Counseling Center and the Center for Academic Support Services have moved into their new space within the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Success Center. The Student Success Center provides the University’s 13,500 students with a single destination for student advising, career services, counseling, tutoring and learning assistance. Previously, those services were decentralized within the University.
“The project evolved out of the campus’s strategic planning process and addresses the University’s goals of improving student retention, time to degree and graduation rates,” said Chancellor Richard H. Wells. “This initiative recognizes the University’s systematic integration of academic support resources.”
“Students recognized the value and importance of these services to their success, and in 2003 voted to enhance these programs by almost a million dollars through differential tuition,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Petra Roter. “As a result, an additional 40 positions handle an estimated 30,000 additional student visits annually. This new Student Success Center not only provides a one-stop location for student services, but also allows for space associated with the increased growth and demand of these programs and services.”
A grand opening celebration for the facility is slated for Oct. 7.
To see a gallery of the move in, visit UWO Snapshots.