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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Spring 2016 Shuttle

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 Housing Shuttle Routes?
Ridership for the Housing Shuttle Routes is restricted to UWM Residents and their guests (with Photo ID); guest housing, summer conference, and intern center guests; and UWM employees who work in the residence halls.

The average shuttle ride is 10 minutes, although it can be shorter or longer depending on traffic and weather.

Distance from buildings to UWM Library:

  • RiverView: 1.8 miles
  • Cambridge: 1.6 miles
  • Kenilworth: 1.7 miles
Fall 2016 Shuttle

Changes to the University Housing Shuttle – Effective Fall Semester, 2016

The new system will feature 26-passenger ADA-accessible shuttle buses during all hours of operation, but will be supplemented by high-capacity buses during the “Peak Hours” indicated below.

Hours of Operation (effective Fall, 2016):

Day(s) Hours of Operation Capitol/Humboldt Hours Peak Hours
Monday-Wednesday 6am-1am 6am-9pm 7am-6pm
Thursday 6am-3am 6am-9pm 7am-6pm
Friday 6am-3am 6am-6pm 7am-2pm
Saturday 9am-3am NONE NONE
Sunday 9am-1am NONE NONE

Shuttle Stops

1. Capitol & Humboldt U-Park Lot* 1. RiverView Residence Hall*
2. Cunningham Hall 2. Cambridge Commons (SW Corner)
3. Golda Meir Library 3. Kenilworth Square Apartments
4. Kenilworth Square Apartments 4. UWM Student Union
5. Cambridge Commons 5. Sandburg Residence Hall
6. RiverView Residence Hall 6. Capitol & Humboldt U-Park Lot
* = indicates a scheduled layover

Expected Impact: University Housing Residents

Residents of Kenilworth Square Apartments will see more frequent shuttle service, as it is now a stop on both Southbound and Northbound routes.

Residents of Cambridge Commons will have the option of boarding a northbound bus on the SW corner of Cambridge & North, rather than riding first to RiverView. This should give residents a more consistent time estimation for trips to the Kenwood Campus.

Residents of RiverView should encounter fewer issues with having to wait for multiple buses to accommodate all students waiting. The new route should allow for an empty bus to start being filled at RiverView, before proceeding to Cambridge and Kenilworth, and then heading north to Kenwood Campus.

All residents heading south from Kenwood Campus should keep in mind that most U-Park riders disembark at the Cunningham Hall or Golda Meir Library stops. This means that the most reliable stop for boarding to South Campus will be the Golda Meir Library stop.

Expected Impact: U-Park Commuters

Commuters using the Capitol/Humboldt U-Park lot will see shuttles arriving/departing on a more frequent basis. Commuters heading North from Kenwood Campus should keep in mind that most residential students disembark at the UWM Student Union and Sandburg stops. This means that the most reliable stop for boarding to the U-Park lot will be the Sandburg stop.

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


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.