Here’s to 60 years:


“The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen remarkable changes over the last 60 years – from our early days as the Milwaukee State Teachers College to the extraordinary research and discoveries that, today, make us one of the top research universities in the nation.

I invite you to celebrate UWM’s 60th anniversary and the profound impact we have had on millions of lives in the community, city, state and well beyond. There are many ways to participate in commemorating UWM’s six decades of education, research and community engagement (check out this website and check back for updates and new events throughout the year).

Recognizing and celebrating where we came from strengthens the resolve for where we are going.

Happy 60th, UWM!

Best regards,
Mark A. Mone

Celebrating UWM’s big anniversary

Numbers alone can’t measure the impact made by UW-Milwaukee since its founding on Sept. 26, 1956. But they can be a starting point. Join UWM alumni and friends as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Wisconsin’s premier urban research institution. Consider these milestone facts and figures that can help us quantify the remarkable accomplishments of UWM at 60.

We think they’ll make you #PantherProud.

  • 180,000 alumni
  • 26,000 students enrolled
  • 5,000 UWM degrees awarded annually
  • 4,000 partners across southeastern Wisconsin
  • 104 acres on our East Side campus
  • 14 schools and colleges

Get this party started with Founder’s Day

Cake on the plaza, memories on tap and speeches from UWM and Milwaukee dignitaries.