Olivia Viktora-


Just because it’s second semester doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy all that the University of WisconsinStout offers. Here are some great ways to get involved on campus.


Visit the Involvement Center in the Memorial Student Center: Last semester you might have missed out on opportunities to get involved on campus or were more interested in getting to know the people in your dorm building. Maybe now you want to see what else is out there, but aren’t sure where to start. The Involvement Center staff members will sit down with you one-on-one to help you find your perfect fit.


Join an Org: There are many reasons to join a student organization; work experience, hobbies or academic standing, to name a few. One of the best reasons to join is to meet new people. Joining an org allows you to interact with individuals outside of your program who share similar interests as yourself. Student orgs also host events and activities weekly, so you won’t ever have to worry about being bored. There are 200+ orgs at UWStout, and one of them is bound to be the one for you.


Participate in Intramurals: Whether you just enjoy sports or didn’t want the commitment of the school team, intramurals are a great option. Join a current team or start your own with a group of friends. There are plenty of activities to choose from throughout the semester.


Attend School Functions: The university puts on a wide array of events all year.  Orgs like Blue Devil Productions host concerts, comedians and free movie nights. The School of Hospitality frequently puts on dinners inspired by other types of cuisines where you can grab a fancy meal for a low cost. You can even experience the cultural diversity on campus at events like the Hmong New Year and International Night. With all that is going on, there should never be a dull moment.


Utilize Campus Facilities: UW-Stout has a wide variety of facilities that are available for their students to use. Of course, there is the gym, but there are also other unique experiences like the climbing wall and agility course. You can also rent equipment from University Recreation (UREC) in the Health and Fitness Center to create your own experiences. Take advantage of the billiards tables in the MSC and even go shopping at the student-run store The Niche in Heritage Hall.