Somers is proud to be the home of both Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Not every small town can claim both a college and a university, and it is this feature that differentiates Somers from our neighboring communities.  Carthage and Parkside infuse our community with a positive energy by bringing a diverse people together and by offering an enormous selection of programs for students of all ages.   Businesses in the area look to Carthage and Parkside for a wide range of student talent that is second to none! Residents of Somers are encouraged to take advantage of everything Carthage and Parkside have to offer ranging from theater, galleries, adult-education, recreation, and sports, all within minutes of home.