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Notes, Notifications, Safety, and Disclaimers



The Office of Graduate Studies
Dempsey Hall 337, 800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI  54901
(920) 424-1223
(920) 424-0247 (Fax)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin is published biennially in the summer of even-numbered years. Bulletins are available online at

Note to Readers

The Graduate Faculty invite your attention to the numerous degree, achievement and certificate programs and the varied courses in this publication. We are dedicated to high standards of scholarly achievement and professional development. Graduates of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of Graduate Studies may be found regionally, nationally and worldwide in positions of leadership and responsibility. We are proud to present this edition of the Bulletin.

This Bulletin does not establish nor constitute a contract between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and students enrolled at this institution. The Bulletin provides descriptive and summary information that outlines University rules, regulations, course listings, degree programs and fee schedules, which are in effect at the time of publication. The University retains the exclusive right to change, modify, or interpret, at any time, the descriptions contained in this Bulletin. The University administration and faculty, with the concurrence of the Board of Regents and the administration of the University of Wisconsin System, also retain the right to change fees and to add, modify, or withdraw courses or degree programs at any time.

Under the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a student is entitled to review any records, files, documents and other materials defined as education records that are maintained by UW Oshkosh and are related directly to the student. A student may contact the Division of Student Affairs, Dempsey 148, for further information.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to a policy of fairness and equal opportunity for all. A diverse student body, faculty and staff, which reflect the variety of pluralism of society, is desired and encouraged. Moreover, equal access to benefits, programs, services, employment and education opportunities is assured for all, without regard to sex, color, marital or parental status, race, age, national origin, religion, handicap, sexual preference, political affiliation or beliefs, and arrest or conviction record (except prescribed by law), ancestry, creed, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding University compliance with equal opportunity/affirmative action laws and regulations may be directed to the University Director of Equity and Affirmative Action, (920) 424-2296.

Weather, Emergency, and Advisory Notifications

UW Oshkosh rarely suspends classes campus-wide for weather-related conditions. Students should be aware that some faculty and instructional academic staff may cancel specific classes and will provide information specific to these courses (e.g., including such information as arrangements for making up any canceled sessions).

Campus community members can access UW Oshkosh weather information in a variety of ways through the University’s Campus Safety and Emergency Site –  There, students, staff, and faculty can sign up for UW Oshkosh TitanAlert text messages that are sent directly to mobile phones. You can directly visit to sign up. The UW Oshkosh home website – -- and UW Oshkosh Today – -- also display the latest weather-related updates once they originate on the Safety and Emergency Site.

In addition to notifying radio and television stations of UW Oshkosh weather-related delays or cancellations, the free UW Oshkosh mobile app -- on your mobile device -- also features easy ways to access campus news, weather, and emergency updates. Our UW Oshkosh Facebook page and Twitter accounts—@uwoshkosh and @UWOshkoshToday—echo inclement weather updates that are relayed through the aforementioned University channels.

UW Oshkosh also updates an automated telephone line for timely information concerning class cancellations for winter weather-related conditions. Make a note to call (920) 424-0000 for the latest information.

Lab, Studio, and Shop Safety

Certain courses and research projects require that students work with hazardous materials (chemicals), laboratory equipment or other machinery while engaging in academic studies.  The principal investigator or instructor shall review the relevant standard operating procedures, safety data sheets, and/or training materials with their students before work begins where students may be exposed to health or physical hazards in the course of their studies.  Students shall discuss any associated concerns with the instructor.  Where applicable, students must complete training as described in the Campus Chemical Hygiene Plan before work can begin.

Contact:  Environmental Health and Safety Department
Phone:  (920) 424-1484
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