OSHKOSH - The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh opened the doors Friday to its alumni welcome and conference center.
Overlooking the Fox River, the new building will house the alumni relations office. It is also capable of hosting large events and conferences. More than 170 are already booked.
Leaders say the center showcases how the school is moving forward.
"So that's what I hope the legacy is, we come alive and we are no longer a best kept secret. I think people are very proud of their university. I think one reason our reputation has improved dramatically is because we say it’s not about us and I think that's important," said UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells.
UW-Oshkosh's alumni list will grow on Saturday as more than 1,400 students will graduate.