University of Wisconsin-Stout

Oct. 31, 2011

Admissions counselors at UW-Stout will be reaching out to students across the country and world this week without having to leave Menomonie.

The university is part of CollegeWeekLive, a website that features a fall online college fair Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2-3. Prospective students anywhere can learn about dozens of universities. They also can chat live 7-9 p.m. both nights with a UW-Stout counselor and get answers to questions about the school. The site is

UW-Stout has a “booth” in the fair. When visitors stop at the site, they see a video of students and professors talking about the advantages of attending UW-Stout. The booth also provides links for more information.

“Prospective students benefit because it’s free and they can compare many colleges side by side from the comfort of their own homes,” said Melissa Perez, marketing coordinator for UW-Stout Admissions. “It’s another way for students to engage with us other than a regular high school visit or college fair.”

This is the third year UW-Stout has participated in CollegeWeekLive. Last year the university enrolled 29 students via the website.

UW-Stout set a record for enrollment this fall with 9,357 students.

Applications are being accepted for the 2012-13 academic year. Plan a campus visit at