When presented with other options, staying near your hometown for college doesn’t always seem like the right choice – but there’s more to that little hometown than you think. Take some time to reimagine Marinette; the campus, the city and all it has to offer you as you get ready for the next chapter of your life. Let’s start with the city.
This is your chance to broaden your horizons and try something unconventional that you’ve never imagined yourself doing. The Marinette area is full of water, water, and more water – but we don’t have to tell you that, do I? Immerse yourself in the Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin. Kayak on the blue waters of Lake Michigan. Relax as you go fishing on the winding waterways.
After you’ve had all of the water fun that you can handle, take time to surround yourself with the supportive Marinette community. Travel to Stephenson Island for concerts in the park during the summer or engage with people at the Menominee Waterfront Festival. Take to the disc golf course at the city park or stay active indoors at the Community Rec Center. When fall rolls around, join in on the Giant Pumpkin Festival before you get started with classes again!
Community and Campus Collide
The city of Marinette has plenty of opportunities for you to engage with others and try something that you might not have tried before – and campus is no different! The community really supports this campus, so it’s no surprise that the two are deeply intertwined. Interested in acting or production? The Theatre on the Bay hosts many shows each year, bringing the campus and community together. Need more ways to stay active? Bowling and volleyball at Dome Lanes are right across the street and if you’re really looking to compete, try the Marinette campus athletics or intramural teams.
The Marinette Advantage
We can’t tell you all of the wonderful parts of Marinette without reminding you of our strong academic programs. With multimodal learning between the UW-Green Bay campuses, you can start and finish a bachelor’s degree in Marinette. The small class sizes give you the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with faculty who go above and beyond their job descriptions – like Renee Richer, Ph.D. An Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dr. Richer is studying cyanobacteria, its toxins and a potential link with Alzheimer’s and diseases like it. Her research is done on the Marinette campus with the help of others – students included.
But Dr. Richer isn’t the only one making waves in Marinette. All UW-Green Bay courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, like Jessica Warwick, a Biological Sciences lecturer. One of her courses during First Year Seminar, called Humans and Insects, comprises of building bee habitats for local mason bees to winter in, hopefully preserving that population. Those habitats will eventually be stationed in area parks and wild areas.
All of these experiences and more are waiting for those who dare to reimagine the city of Marinette and what it has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Apply to launch your next big journey! Marinette needs your brainpower.