UW-Stevens Point Traditions

Since opening its doors in 1894, our university has built a rich history and 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 has connected Pointers across generations. At Commencement, each graduate is given a pin that they may pass on to a Pointer as they meet them throughout life.

Once you have passed on your pin, or if you've never received one and want to help keep this tradition alive, 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 receive just upon graduating. Click here to learn about this tradition and how you can participate.

Touching the Cupola

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

Learn more about this and other Convocation traditions here.

 UW-Stevens Point Yearbooks

Look back through the years by venturing to the online archives, where archived yearbooks have been digitally uploaded! Dating from 1895 through 1988, the yearbooks allow you to catch a glimpse of friends and professors, and relive events such as Homecoming and various athletics contests, though prose and images.

The History of
UW-Stevens Point

Written by Justus F. Paul, retired Dean of the College of Letters and Science and emeritus faculty member, “The World Is Ours” is a history of UWSP from 1894 to 1994. The book is available through the Alumni Office or online.

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 and fight songs, 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

"S.P.N. (- Jolly Students)"
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