Transportation

As a University Housing resident, you have many methods of transportation around the City of Milwaukee. Take a look at a few below to help you get to class, grab groceries, or go to the movies.

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Shuttle Services

2015-2016 Academic Year Shuttle Program

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Monday through Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday and Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Days Without Shuttle Service
New Year’s Day (January 1)
Independence Day (July 4)
Thankgiving (4th Thursday of November)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)
New Year’s Eve (December 31)

Class Daytime Routes:
Cambridge/RiverView: Stops at Cambridge Commons, RiverView, Cunningham, Library, back to Cambridge Commons. (10-minute gap)
Kenilworth: Stops at Kenilworth Square Apartments, Cunningham, Library, back to Kenilworth. (20-minute gap)

Nights/Weekend Route (starts at 6 PM Weekdays, All Hours of Operation on Sat.-Sun.):
All Stop: Stops at Kenilworth, Cambridge Commons, RiverView, Cunningham, Sandburg, Library, Purin, back to Kenilworth. (12-minute gap)

Who Can Ride the University Housing Shuttle?
Ridership for the University Housing Shuttle will be restricted to University Housing Residents, their registered guests (with Photo ID); guest housing, summer conference, and intern center guests; and UWM employees who work in the residence halls. Residents – don’t forget to pick up a University Housing Shuttle Sticker from any Service Desk so that you may use the Shuttle during these times.

The average shuttle ride is 10 minutes, although it can be shorter or longer depending on traffic and weather. All shuttle passengers are expected to act in accordance with the University Housing Rules & Regulations.

Please forward any questions, comments, or kudos, to housing-shuttle@uwm.edu.

Distance from buildings to UWM Library:

  • RiverView: 1.8 miles
  • Cambridge: 1.6 miles
  • Kenilworth: 1.7 miles
Campus Services
Besides the services provided by University Housing, there are a variety of services that are provided to aid in the transportation of students in areas around the UW–Milwaukee campus.

Be On the Safe Side (B.O.S.S.)

Be On the Safe Side provides van transportation to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee students as a core component of UWM’s commitment to campus safety. B.O.S.S. Functions to promote a safe environment for members of the UWM community to live, work and study.

From 6:00pm-4:00am, 7 days a week, B.O.S.S. provides students to rides around the east side area free of charge. Their boundaries can be seen on the photo to the right.

To place a request for a ride call 414-229-6503

U-Pass

In cooperation with the Milwaukee County Transit System, UWM offers the U-Pass Transit Program to serve both community students living on or near campus. For more information about the U-Pass, click here.