Liedl said the tour is needed because of a growing demand for an improved virtual experience, including from prospective students, especially since the pandemic began. “We found a greater need to create this access within one tool to fill that void. We know UW-Stout offers an incredible learning experience; this tool helps tell that story without placing a foot on campus.”
Liedl and other MarCom staff worked with YouVisit videographers and faculty and staff to develop the tour’s visual and spoken content. Several faculty and staff appear as site guest narrators.
Provost Glendali Rodriguez provides a greeting where the tour begins at the Memorial Student Center. Rodriguez explains the school’s polytechnic focus and invites virtual visitors to “take a look around and discover everything that makes University of Wisconsin-Stout amazing.”
The tour ends with a segment called Get to Know Menomonie, with a view of Main Street on the edge of campus. Menomonie has been ranked one of the 20 best small towns in America.
Tour visitors can forward through and return to sections as they please.
The university will be able to update the tour as aspects of campus, buildings and academic offerings change.