Dean's Message

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac!Dean John Short

The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac offers you a student-centered environment that focuses on teaching and learning. With small classes and a dedicated and professionally active faculty, we are committed to engagement, interdisciplinary connections, and programs that will challenge your intellect.

A beautiful campus of 183 acres, the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac will provide you with educational experiences that include cultural enrichment, academic and co-curricular activities, access to local and state-wide library resources, science labs, and state-of-the-art computer labs. Concerts, art exhibits, plays, and lectures are a few examples of activities that foster creativity and that infuse our entire educational experience. A number of varsity and intramural sports, service learning projects, and community events are also available to you. Our Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum highlight native plants of Wisconsin and provide an important example of our commitment to environmental awareness.

At the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, you will be able to complete the first two years of liberal arts courses that offer guaranteed transfer to four-year University of Wisconsin campuses throughout the state. Your first-class University of Wisconsin education is also tied to tuition that is the lowest in the University of Wisconsin System.

I hope that you will visit our campus for a first-hand view of our facilities and a personal meeting with some of our faculty and staff. Please consider joining us as we explore the past, analyze contemporary problems, and imagine the future. I know that we can provide the best start for the life you want.


John N. Short
Chief Executive Officer and Dean

UW-Fond du Lac

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