Panther Pick Up

As you travel to UWM from far away locations, let us help you on the final part of your journey.

During the UWM Panther Pick Up, UWM staff and students will welcome new students at the airport and guide them to transportation that will take them to UWM residence halls, the UWM Union, or to a residence near the UWM campus.

Students who register for the UWM Panther Pick Up should arrive during one of the following Pick Ups:

Time Date Location
10:00am – 6:00pm August 25, 2015 Milwaukee Gen. Mitchell International Airport
10:00am – 6:00pm August 26, 2015 Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Graduate students with assistantships who need to arrive in time for the assistantship contract start date should arrive at the following Pick Up:

Time Date Location
10:00am – 6:00pm August 19, 2015 Chicago O’Hare International Airport

How do you get picked up?

  • Plan your flight so that you arrive (through customs and immigration processing) before 6:00pm
  • Submit your flight information below so we know to expect you!  The last day to submit a UWM Panther Pick Up registration is Sunday, August 9, 2015.

After you complete the registration below, you will immediately receive a confirmation email that your registration has been received. On Friday, August 14, 2015 you will receive a final update email with any last minute details, including the exact location where you can find UWM staff at the airports.

If you register for the UWM Panther Pick Up, you will be charged a transportation fee of $35. This fee will be added to your PAWS account, and you can pay the fee after you arrive to UWM. No refunds will be given for students who cancel registrations after August 9, 2015. Also, no refunds are available to students who register but do not utilize the service, including students who cannot arrive to the airport in time for the pick up due to flight delays or cancellations.

The move-in dates for students living in residence halls (Sandburg, Riverview, Cambridge, and Purin) are August 27-29, 2015 (depending on your University Housing assigned move-in time) and the move-in date for students living in Kenilworth Square Apartments is August 30, 2015. To stay in a residence hall or Kenilworth before the contract move-in dates, you must submit an early arrival form to University Housing before August 1st, 2015. Please email that form directly to University Housing at Students who apply for and are granted early arrival can move in as early as August 20, 2015 (August 19, 2015 for graduate students living in Kenilworth). Please note, University Housing charges students per day for living in the residence halls or Kenilworth before the contract move-in dates.

If you wish to cancel or change your registration in any way, please email

If you cannot arrive on the select UWM Panther Pick Up dates, you can find other transportation resources on our Getting to Campus webpage.