125th Anniversary


In 1893, the Wisconsin Legislature established the Superior Normal School, the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s predecessor, to train teachers. From a graduating class of twelve students in 1897, the University has grown to 2,590 students, 54 degree programs, and four research institutes.

Innovation and quality were hallmarks at Superior from its earliest days and continue to be core to the institution’s mission today.   

In celebration of the University’s 125th anniversary, we invite you to explore and engage in its rich history and vision for the future because together, “We are Superior.”

Superior Normal School

Superior Normal School exterior view; sidewalk, trees, and fence in foreground, and building in the background, 1900.

Congratulations from Senator Janet Bewley
Congratulations from Senator Tammy Baldwin
Congratulations from Senator Johnson