This school is canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and related university restrictions on travel and in-person instruction.

Travel and lodging information

2020 Midwest Compost School

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is conveniently located a 25-minute drive from Central Wisconsin Airport. We're a little more than three hours' drive east of Minneapolis and about four hours north and west of Chicago. Major highways serving Stevens Point are Interstate 39/U.S. 51 north/south, and U.S. 10 east/west.

If you'd like to learn more about the Stevens Point community before you get here, check out this episode of the Milwaukee PBS series "Around the Corner with John McGivern" featuring Stevens Point. 


We have arranged a room block for July 6-9 at a hotel convenient to campus, the Country Inn and Suites. Information about the hotel is on its website, but please call the hotel directly to book a room at the rate of $109 plus tax. Phone 715-345-7000 and ask for the Midwest Compost School rate. The room block expires June 6.

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website has additional lodging information and other area information. If you're traveling from a distance or internationally and are interested in extending your stay for tourism, visit the Travel Wisconsin website for ideas and detailed information.

Click here to view an interactive campus map

And click here for a static campus map that you can print if you wish. Classroom sessions for the Midwest Compost School will be in the College of Professional Studies, which is number 11 on this map.

Registration Cancellation Policy 

If you have to cancel your conference registration, you must notify WIST in writing via email to prior to the conference start date. Refunds will be provided according to the following scale:
100% refund if notice is received by June 8th.
50% refund if received after June 8th but by June 22nd.
No refund will be issued for notice received 10 business days or less prior to course start date.
There is no refund of fees due to failure to attend without notice.
Substitutions will be accepted at any time without penalty.

Course is limited to 48 participants. 

Outside of class time, enjoy the nearly five miles of trails, Lake Joanis and the visitor center at Schmeeckle Reserve​, a 280-acre natural area on the UW-Stevens Point campus.​​​ There's even a home-compost demonstration site near the visitor's center.