Pollock House Reservations
Pollock House: A Home for the University Studies Program
History of the Pollock House
This Mediterranean Revival style house was built in 1920 for Oshkosh industrialist William E. Pollock, one of early leaders of the company that would become OshKosh B’Gosh. In 1943, Pollock donated the house to the Oshkosh State Teachers College. Used as a dormitory from 1945 until 1967, the house was occupied by the administrative offices of the newly formed College of Nursing (CON) from 1967-70. When the CON moved into the “new” Nursing/Education building, the Alumni Association began to call Pollock House their home. Thousands of alumni, students, faculty, and visitors have attended functions at this campus landmark. Visitors have included former President Jimmy Carter, former United Nations Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee, as well as many bats and squirrels. This spring, after 44 years of residency, the Alumni Association will move from Pollock to the newest building on campus, the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center (AWCC).
Read more about the history of the Pollock House, and check out the the University Archives 'House Tour' of Pollock House.
Spring 2014 Transition
Two programs designed to support exemplary teaching and learning will now occupy this historic home: the University Studies Program (USP) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). In the last few years as these programs have expanded, the Alumni staff has graciously shared their space. In addition to treasured friendships, an unexpected outcome emerged from this close connection: Alumni Mentors will support community-based learning in Quest III courses beginning in fall 2014.
Alumni Welcome & Convention Center Use
Alumni staff members will occupy a suite of offices in the new building, retaining their current phone numbers. For information about use of the beautiful AWCC for special occasions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pollock House Reservation Form
The Pollock House space may also be used for small groups. Cost for usage remains the same: $50 for an educational event and $100 for social occasions and all weekend events. Events may begin no earlier than 4 p.m. on weekdays, based on availability. Those who rent the space are responsible for set-up and clean-up. Click below to submit a reservation request for the Pollock House space. Pollock House Reservation Request