Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County provides a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that typically fulfills the general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree program at UW-Platteville and most four-year colleges. The campus offers a warm and supportive learning environment, along with fine arts and cultural programming, both on campus and in the community. 


The campus opened in the fall of 1968. It is jointly owned and maintained by Sauk County, the City of Baraboo, and the University of Wisconsin System.  In 2018 as part of a statewide restructure of the former two-year campuses of the University of Wisconsin-Colleges, UW-Platteville welcomed the nearby campus known today as UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. This campus shares the rich history of common teaching-centered philosophies, hands-on learning opportunities in small class sizes, academic excellence, affordability, and a commitment to giving back to enrich the community.


The campus has grown since opening in 1968. Over the years, the campus has added a maintenance building, music, greenhouse, and art facilities. In 1995, a bequest from John and Murrel Lange enabled the construction of the Lange Student Center that houses Student Affairs offices, student lounges, cafeteria, art gallery, gymnasium, dance studio, racquetball courts, and locker room facilities.

In 1996, construction and remodeling projects for the music, library, and classroom buildings brought campus facilities to a total of 150,000 square feet. Through a bequest from the Hill family, the James and Kathryn Hill Music Center added a dedicated music facility with customized practice rooms and a rehearsal hall. Campus renovation also continued with the construction of a new classroom and administration wing, bringing additional classrooms and offices.

In October 2015, the new science building expansion project was concluded, adding state-of-the-art chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology space to the campus. A lecture hall with seating for 70 to 100 is a central feature within the classroom spaces. This addition was generously supported by our partners, the City of Baraboo and Sauk County.

Student Services

The student services team, in collaboration with key main campus departments and professional staff, provides holistic support for students through a personal, hands-on approach.  The specific services are designed to promote academic excellence and support each individual student’s growth and development.

Lange Center, Room 207
Telephone: 608.355.5230