UWM is located just five blocks from Lake Michigan. It is on Milwaukee’s upper-east side, east of the Milwaukee River, just north of Locust Street. The Physics department is in the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC) located at 3135 N. Maryland Ave.
Getting to campus by Car
Scenic Lake Route From All Directions: From I-43 or I-94 near Downtown, take I-794 east to Lakefront exit. Proceed 3 miles north along the lake on Lincoln Memorial Dr. to the top of the hill, where Lincoln Memorial Dr. becomes E. Kenwood Blvd. and intersects with N. Lake Dr. Proceed straight (west) on Kenwood 6 blocks and park in Students’ Union lot. The KIRC building is several blocks further west.
From the North: Take I-43 south to the Capitol Dr. East exit. Proceed east on Capitol to N. Downer Ave., then south (right) on Downer five blocks to campus.
Alternate Transportation Options
You can find information on alternative transportation options at the UWM Parking and Transit website.