UW-Stevens Point Traditions

Since it opened its doors in 1894, our University has built a rich history and has developed many beloved traditions. Below are just a few examples of our beloved Pointer Family Traditions.

Alumni Lapel Pin

Need an alumni lapel pin? Starting in 2012, the Alumni lapel pin tradition connects Pointers across generations. At Commencement, each graduate is given a pin to pass to Pointers as you meet them throughout life.

Once you have passed your pin, or if you've never had one and want to help pass on this tradition, email alumni@uwsp.edu with your address and the alumni office will send you one.

Welcome to the Family

Help us welcome in the newest generation of Pointer alumni to the family! Write a card to a new graduate with some life advice, motivational words or just a nice message for a graduate to recieve just upon graduating. Click here to learn about this tradition and how you can participate.

Touching the Cupola

From Convocation to Graduation, one tradition carries Pointers from start to finish - the touching of the cupola.

Learn more about these traditional ceremonies from the links below.

 UW-Stevens Point Yearbooks

Look back through the years by adventuring to the online archives, where all of the yearbooks have been digitally uploaded! Dating back from 1895 through 1988, catch a glimpse of old friends, professors, homecoming, athletics, and many other memories captured in pictures.

The History of
UW-Stevens Point

Written by Justus F. Paul, retired Dean of the College of Letters and Science and emeritus faculty member, this book is a history of UWSP from 1894 until 1994. The book is available through the Alumni Relations office or can be read online here.

Want to learn more and see the evolution of our campus? Visit the University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections to see the History of UW-Stevens Point.

Stevie Pointer through the years

What to learn more about our beloved mascot and his origins? Click here to learn about Stevie and Stephie Pointer!

Sing Along!

Spread your Pointer pride by learning UWSP's school song, the fight song, and bring back memories with the Stevens Point Normal song, too!

"The Purple and The Gold"
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"The Fight Song"
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2011 Pep Band Version
Special thanks to Jordan Held and Patrick Lawrence

"Stevens Point Normal - Jolly Students"
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