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If our Summer 2020 semester in-person courses are converted to online courses, will I be assessed the online course fee?

April 6, 2020

Given the uncertainty over what public health guidance might be in place in the future, UWM will continue with an online instructional approach for the Summer 2020 session. There may be exceptions for a small number of courses, and the provost is working with deans to determine which classes must be offered face to face. Ideally they would be scheduled during the latter half of the summer session, subject to public health guidance at that time. UWM hopes to be able to share more information about summer classes, including course fees, soon.


What is the status of summer classes?

April 6, 2020

Given the uncertainty over what public health guidance might be in place in the future, UWM will continue with an online instructional approach for the Summer 2020 session. There may be exceptions for a small number of courses, and the provost is working with deans to determine which classes must be offered face to face. Ideally they would be scheduled during the latter half of the summer session, subject to public health guidance at that time. UWM hopes to be able to share more information about summer classes, including course fees, soon.



Because classes are being taught remotely and I’m not on campus, can I get a refund for my segregated fees?

April 2, 2020

Many students have asked about refunds for Spring 2020 segregated fees, noting that they are not on campus to take advantage of the services those fees provide.

Segregated fees provide funding for a wide range of services, including Norris Health Center, University Counseling Services, University Recreation and other student engagement services, including Student Involvement, the Women’s Resource Center, Military and Veterans Resource Center, the Center for Inclusive Excellence and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. These services are still operating, although they may look a little different right now.

For example, University Recreation is offering online fitness classes and recreation clinics. University Counseling is offering telehealth-based counseling. Many of the aforementioned units, along with the Graduate Student Resource Network and UWM Student Association, are collaborating on a virtual student union, which is a Canvas course where Panthers can connect and build community through discussions, one-on-one conversations and social media.

Segregated fees also pay for maintaining buildings, such as the UWM Student Union, the Klotsche Center and related utility costs. These buildings and services have costs that can’t quickly be reduced, such as heat, maintenance and professional staff. And we want to make sure that the buildings and services are available when students return to campus. For this reason, UW System has determined no UW campus will refund segregated fees for the spring semester.

It’s too soon for us to say whether the COVID-19 situation will continue beyond spring semester or what its total financial impact will be. Although some units are seeing savings with providing online services, others are facing a loss of non-seg fee revenue from things like locker fees, dining and space rentals, which also help support their budgets. And after years of state budget cuts, UWM has little in reserve to cover these losses.

As we look ahead, campus leaders are working with the UWM Student Association to determine adjustments to future segregated fees. If you are concerned about these fees, we encourage you to contact your SA representatives so that your voice will be heard.


Have any extensions to complete master’s and doctoral degrees been put in place?

April 1, 2020

The Emergency Time Clock Accommodation for Graduate Students extends the timeline to complete doctoral and master’s degrees by one year for students who entered their programs before or in the Spring 2020 semester. The COVID-19 emergency also will be regarded as an extenuating circumstance for all current doctoral students to request up to one-year extension of the deadline to complete the preliminary examination. For more details on the policy, click here.


Will a credit/no credit grading system be in place for graduate students in the Spring 2020 semester?

April 1, 2020

The Emergency Graduate Grading Accommodation Policy expands the credit/no credit option for graduate students and will apply to eligible courses with letter grades and to courses with satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades. Schools and colleges will identify courses that are ineligible for credit/no credit grading by April 14. Students will be assigned a letter or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade in each course by the grading deadline of May 21. Graduate students may exercise their option to change a Spring 2020 course to credit/no credit on or before July 3. For more details, see the policy posted here.


What if a student has to miss class due to illness in the Spring 2020 semester?

April 1, 2020

Faculty and instructional staff should relax requirements this semester for doctor’s or health care provider’s notes when a student misses class due to illness. This request is to help relieve pressure on overburdened health care workers. We also ask that instructors do not request notes from students’ parents, as many UWM students live on their own. It is appropriate this semester if a student informs you of an illness to take the student at his or her word.

Faculty and instructional staff are also asked to be flexible with students whose families have been impacted by COVID-19. During this time, students may be caring for loved ones who are ill or otherwise need their support, or contending with other complications related to the pandemic.

Faculty and instructional staff are asked to consider posting this information in their Canvas course announcements.


Are there training sessions available to learn more about using Microsoft Teams?

March 31, 2020

UWM’s first Microsoft Teams online training class on Friday, March 27, was a success, with 275 faculty and staff members signing up for the session. Campus technologists led a virtual tutorial about the Teams app and the features that can help faculty and staff work remotely.

Another virtual training session is coming up on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. No prior registration is necessary – just go to this Office 365 @ UWM website for more information on how to join. A recording of last Friday’s session is also available on that page.


Are we able to access WEPA printing anywhere on campus?

March 31, 2020

Since July of 2017, UWM students have enjoyed access to Wēpa Print Away print service.

Due to compelling considerations of health, IT staff support capacity and projected reductions in student demand, however, all Wēpa devices on UWM’s campuses in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County have been deactivated.

When circumstances change and Wēpa printing can again be supported at UWM, our community will be promptly apprised.


With UWM incorporating a credit/no credit (pass/fail) policy for the Spring 2020 semester, what will happen to my scholarship if I’m required to maintain a certain GPA?

March 30, 2020

Students who have received renewable scholarships from UWM will have their continuing eligibility for the scholarships reviewed at the end of the Spring Term under standard business practices. The unit responsible for administering the scholarship (typically either Financial Aid, or the school/college in which the student is enrolled) will review eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Even though the interim Emergency Grading Accommodation policy allows for credit/no credit grading, all students will receive a letter grade in each of their Spring 2020 courses by the grade deadline of May 21. Students will have until July 3 to exercise their option to designate each eligible Spring 2020 course to be graded on a credit/no credit basis or to keep the grade they received. Students who earn a C-minus or better in a course may opt for the credit/no credit option for that course.

In the event that a recipient has become ineligible due to academic performance, inability to maintain full-time enrollment or other circumstances, the unit will have the freedom to waive any eligibility requirement as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. Units will be encouraged to review individual circumstances with flexibility and compassion, understanding that UWM, the UWM Foundation and our scholarship donors provide renewable scholarships to help students achieve their academic goals.

Please reach out to the school/college/unit that awarded your scholarship with any specific questions or concerns, or information regarding your individual circumstances. Please remember that if you have received scholarships from external sources (outside of UWM or the UWM Foundation) that incorporate a GPA requirement, you will want to check with the funder directly.


Will UWM move to a credit/no credit grading system for undergraduate students this semester?

March 30, 2020

Many students have asked whether UWM will have a credit/no credit (sometimes called pass/fail) grading policy this semester. The short answer is yes, through the interim Emergency Grading Accommodation policy.

Undergraduate students will receive a letter grade in each of their Spring 2020 courses by the grade deadline of May 21. Students will have until July 3 to exercise their option to designate each eligible Spring 2020 course to be graded on a credit/no credit basis or to keep the grade they received. Students who earn a C-minus or better in a course may opt for the credit/no credit option for that course. The current limitations on the number of courses/credits for the credit/no credit option are being suspended for the spring semester.

By April 14, each school/college will designate a limited number of courses as ineligible for the credit/no credit grading option due to licensing/certification/accreditation requirements. Students can designate classes as credit/no credit by downloading a form and submitting it to their academic advisor as an email attachment from their UWM email account.


When should I apply for financial aid for the Fall 2020 semester?

March 30, 2020

You should apply now. The recommended date to complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive maximum consideration was March 1, 2020. If interested in financial assistance and you have not yet applied, you may still do so by going to the FAFSA website.

You may monitor the status of your financial aid file, including information about items that you still need to submit, via your PAWS account. You can review our PAWS tutorials if you need help accessing your account. It is very important that documents are completed in their entirety and consistently with information reported on the FAFSA. Incomplete or inconsistent documents require additional follow-up, slowing the process for everyone.

The Financial Aid, Military Education Benefits, and Student Employment departments are expecting a much higher number of applicants than usual, so submitting all paperwork now will allow adequate time for processing and awards to be provided in a timely fashion.


My income has change significantly due to coronavirus, so can I have my financial aid package reviewed and adjusted?

March 30, 2020

Financial aid eligibility for the 2019-20 academic year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms) is based upon 2017 federal tax information as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In special situations, schools can also look at 2018 and 2019 federal tax information.

If income has changed in 2020, this would not impact the current 2019-20 academic year. However, it may be taken into account for the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms). Per the 2020-21 Special Circumstance Form, we can look at 2018 and 2019 federal tax information or estimated 2020 federal income information. Due to the current economic situation, a large volume of such appeals is anticipated. Therefore, it is extremely important that if a 2020-21 Special Circumstance Form is submitted, all supporting documentation as outlined on the form is provided at the same time and in a timely fashion.



My course could not be converted to online delivery and I had to drop it, so how will this affect my financial aid package?

March 30, 2020

If the class had already begun, it will not impact your eligibility for the current term. However, it may impact your continued eligibility per the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. The campus SAP policy can be found here.

If your class has not yet begun, you might be able to still drop it. In such a case, your financial aid eligibility for the current term would need to be recalculated based upon the appropriate number of credits. Please consult with a financial aid advisor for help with your specific circumstances. You also may want to consult with your academic advisor to see if there is another course starting mid-semester that you could add to maintain enrollment in a certain number of credits.


Will I receive a refund for the graduation fee if I no longer plan to graduate this semester?

March 30, 2020

Students who no longer plan to graduate will not receive a refund for the $40 graduation fee. However, students who have paid this fee will not be required to pay it again during the semester when they do graduate. The fee is only charged once per student.

The graduation fee is required of students who apply for graduation regardless of whether they participate in the commencement ceremony. The fee goes toward processing expenses, commencement, diplomas, diploma covers and mailing. Please note that when you pay the graduation fee, funds will first be applied to any fines on your PAWS account, so double-check that you don’t have any outstanding library, parking or other fines.

Also note that the graduation fee does not cover the cost of your cap and gown, which involves a separate ordering and payment process.




I was an online student before the campuswide shift to online instruction. Will I get a refund for my online fees?

March 30, 2020

No. Students who started the semester online paid online course fees to help fund the digital infrastructure associated with those courses, while students who initially enrolled in face-to-face courses paid more segregated fees to support several on-campus resources. Although we seek to provide an equitable learning experience with this midyear conversion, we are not imposing additional online course fees for courses that moved to remote instruction due to the disruption. We also are not reducing segregated fees for students who are now taking online courses. All students paid fees associated with their courses to help fund the services and infrastructure of the campus.



When is the last day to apply for financial aid for the Spring 2020 semester?

March 30, 2020

As the Spring 2020 semester is coming to an end, it is extremely important that students still interested in pursuing financial aid options act immediately. Due to federal regulations, all paperwork must be processed no later than the last day of the Spring 2020 term. Therefore, if you still need to compete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit additional requested information, or apply for loans, you should do so no later than April 10, 2020. This will allow time for processing. If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@uwm.edu.


Can I still enroll for summer or fall courses if I have an outstanding balance at UWM?

March 30, 2020

UWM has temporarily increased the enrollment balance limit for Summer and Fall 2020 terms to $2,500. Students with an outstanding balance of up to $2,500 can sign up for courses while continuing to pay off their balance. If you would like to enroll in courses but can’t pay off your balance, please contact the Accounts Receivable Office at bursar@uwm.edu to schedule a time to talk to a staff member and explore payment options. If you need to enroll for summer or fall classes but have not reviewed and signed a UWM credit agreement in PAWS, please visit UWM’s One Stop website for instructions.



I am in a course that begins mid-semester and no longer want to take it. Can I receive a refund?

March 30, 2020

Please review the UWM interactive add/drop calendar here. Select the appropriate term (Spring 2020) and session (which you can find on your PAWS schedule) to see the deadlines for dropping your courses to receive a full or partial refund for the course. Note that any deadlines falling within the extra week spring break, March 23-27, 2020, have been extended by one week. Please know that dropping courses within the plateau (for example, from 18 to 15 credits, or from 15 to 12 credits) may not result in a tuition reduction. We also encourage you to consult with Financial Aid to determine if a reduction in credits will result in a recalculation of your financial aid award package (which could result in you having to return a portion of your financial aid award). Email finaid@uwm.edu to talk to a financial aid advisor.


I don’t have the equipment to complete my courses. Can I drop my courses and receive a refund for tuition?

March 30, 2020

Please first consult with your instructor and the Dean of Students Office to see if we can help you get the necessary equipment or accommodations for you to complete your coursework. Email dos@uwm.edu to connect with a DOS staff member. Our goal is to help you be successful. The Dean of Students Office reviews tuition appeals for students who experience extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. Appeals are reviewed on a case by case basis and many factors are considered. To appeal tuition charges for dropped courses, go to this webpage. Please include supporting documentation with your request.


I am experiencing a medical emergency or hospitalization and need to drop my classes. Can I receive a refund for tuition?

March 30, 2020

Please first consult with your instructors or academic advisor to see if there is any possibility to make up assignments or receive an incomplete (which gives students extra time to finish the course and receive a letter grade). Students who have extraordinary circumstances beyond their control, such as medical emergencies, can request a tuition appeal with the Dean of Students Office. To submit a request, first work with your academic advisor to drop your course. After you have dropped your courses, go to this webpage to complete a request. Please include supporting documentation with your request.



Will spring 2020 commencement still be held?

March 27, 2020

Although UWM has made the extremely difficult decision to not hold May 17 in-person ceremonies for spring 2020 commencement, UWM is actively seeking future dates to hold in-person commencements for the Class of 2020. No dates have been determined, but possibilities include adding ceremonies in October or November, or expanding the already-planned Dec. 20 ceremonies. For May, UWM schools and colleges are considering what limited, interim and virtual recognition within academic unites might entail.

It is important to note that eligible graduates will still graduate on time, as there is no postponement of their actual graduation, only the ceremonies celebrating it. Eligible graduates should apply for graduation in the normal manner here. Students who fulfill the requirements will still earn their degree and receive their diploma.

Students who have already purchased caps and gowns for the May 17 ceremonies will have the option of keeping them or returning them for a refund. Refunds are being processed through this website, which also has information about how to have items previously scheduled for campus pickup to be directly shipped to your home address.


Have there been any changes to how the UWM Help Desk operates?

March 27, 2020

UWM’s Help Desk will be using a new Microsoft Teams phone system to answer incoming calls from the campus community. Callers will hear an introductory message and then choose an option to route their call to the Help Desk or the Classroom hotline.

Faculty, staff and students can continue to contact the UWM Help Desk through the usual methods (calling 414-229-4040, emailing helpdesk@uwm.edu or visiting uwm.edu/help). All issues will continue to be handled according to the order they are received and the urgency of the issue. Help Desk personnel ask for your continued patience during this time, as they navigate a new working environment and acclimate themselves to new tools.


Can I still drop a class?

March 26, 2020

Yes. The deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses has been extended by one week — to Sunday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m. Those who withdraw would receive a “W” on their transcript for the dropped course(s). There is no impact on the GPA. However, it’s recommended students speak with their academic advisor before making any decisions. It’s also recommended that students receiving financial aid should consult with the financial aid office to see how a drop or withdrawal might affect their financial aid package. There are no refunds this far into the semester.



How has the coronavirus situation affected sponsored research programs at UWM?

March 24, 2020

With some exceptions, UWM’s research laboratories are shutting down or in the process of moving online if possible. For critical lab operations, no more than two people will occupy a lab at one time. Because each grant-funding organization is issuing it’s own guidance, the UWM Office of Research has compiled a list of resources at this website. It is updated several times daily.





Can we still use the computer labs in Enderis Hall?

March 23, 2020

The computer labs in Enderis Hall are closed until further notice. Campus Technology support is working with school and college stakeholders to identify instructional lab needs, which may include making the labs available remotely for online instruction.



How will tutoring be handled after classes move online?

March 20, 2020

The Student Success Center will offer tutoring live, online through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Check your email for detailed instructions and log in to your Canvas account to find the options available for your courses. The SSC also offers students access to NetTutor for additional or afterhours online support.

The College of Engineering & Applied Science’s new Tutoring Center for math, physics and engineering courses will also move online March 30, and no appointment is necessary.

The Writing Center continues to offer one-on-one, real-time online writing assistance to all UWM students, including hours during the extended spring break. Students may choose to text back and forth with a tutor or use audio/video options. Appointments required.


Will studios in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning be accessible?

March 20, 2020

UWM is strictly limiting most onsite, non-essential operations on all three campuses. The School of Architecture & Urban Planning building is closed to students. Arrangements are being made for people who need to access their studios to retrieve personal items, and detailed information about that process will be forthcoming. SARUP has developed a webpage that is being updated with other details as they come available. Fully online class delivery will begin March 30.


Will studios in Peck School of the Arts be open for students and faculty?

March 20, 2020

UWM is strictly limiting most onsite, non-essential operations on all three campuses. Peck School of the Arts buildings will be closed to students as of Friday, March 20, at 3 p.m. Anyone needing to pick up projects or equipment will be able to do so on a scheduled basis during the week of March 23-27, and detailed information about that process is pending. Peck faculty are working to create alternative online learning experiences for all students while seeking ways to address the highly specialized nature of PSOAs curricula. Plans will be communicated with students as soon as possible. Fully online class delivery will begin March 30.



I need to declare my major and talk to my advisor. Will the campus still be open for these purposes?

March 20, 2020

Academic buildings are closed, and employees are working remotely. All advisor meetings and appointments will be done via phone calls or Microsoft Teams video conferencing. Advisors will conduct outreach to students. To email your advisor, log into PAWS and click on your advisor’s name/details in “Your Student Center.” The reply from your advisor will come to your UWM email address (Office 365 account).


Will UWM continue to hold placement testing for high school students?

March 20, 2020

Placement testing sessions for the fall semester have been cancelled, and alternate means of placement will be used. Students who feel they have not been placed accurately will have the opportunity to take a placement test when they arrive for fall semester.


I’m a student who is not very familiar with Canvas for online learning. How can I prepare for online classes when they start?

March 20, 2020

UWM will have 40 peer mentors available to work with students who need help acclimating to Canvas. All first-year students have a peer mentor. That mentor will reach out beginning next week, or first-year students can reach out to their peer mentor. Non-first-year students can reach out to the Student Success Center at ssc@uwm.edu and we will connect any student to a peer mentor or academic skills tutor.

In addition, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has posted a helpful guide for how to be a successful online student.



Will the libraries be open during spring break?

March 19, 2020

Libraries at all three UWM campuses closed at 5 p.m. today (March 19) until further notice.

Access to online databases, articles and e-books continues uninterrupted, and many additional publishers are providing free, online access to their content during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reference support is available online. Interlibrary loan service has been disrupted by the pandemic, and it’s recommended that faculty submit requests for digital delivery of portions of books, rather than complete, physical editions of books. See the Libraries’ Coronavirus Update page for the most complete and current information.




Will the campus still be open for other academic purposes, like the library, advising or research?

March 19, 2020

Academic buildings were locked on March 18. For the remainder of the semester, they will be accessible only to individuals with keys or other access to unlock the building. If you do not have a key or access card but need to get into a research lab, music studio or other facility on a regular basis for work, please contact your supervisor to arrange access.

If there are other special needs for unlocking a building, individuals should contact UWM Police at 414-229-4627. Those individuals will need to have appropriate employment permissions to enter the building, and those employees should be prepared to show University ID.

Libraries at all three UWM campuses closed at 5 p.m. today (March 19) until further notice.

Access to online databases, articles and e-books continues uninterrupted, and many additional publishers are providing free, online access to their content during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reference support is available online. Interlibrary loan service has been disrupted by the pandemic, and it’s recommended that faculty submit requests for digital delivery of portions of books, rather than complete, physical editions of books. See the Libraries’ Coronavirus Update page for the most complete and current information.

Advising activities can be done by phone or email.



I don’t have internet access at my home, so how can I participate in online classes?

March 17, 2020

Some internet service providers are offering temporary, free service to students who need to study remotely.

Both Charter-Spectrum and Comcast have said they will provide free service for two months with no installation fee for new customers with students in the household. The internet speeds may be limited. Students can contact Spectrum at 844-488-8395 to sign up for service. Comcast allows customers to sign up at www.internetessentials.com or 855-846-8376 for English and 855-765-6995 for Spanish.


Could I volunteer to help prepare people for online learning?

March 16, 2020

According to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the offer of help is greatly appreciated, but they don’t have the latitude right now to onboard volunteers to their workflow. The center is increasing hours for part-time staff and has gotten approval to hire back a former staff member.


Will Peck School of the Arts auditions continue as planned?

March 16, 2020

Auditions continue, but our admissions team has moved them to an online environment; video submissions will also be accepted by arrangement. If you already have an audition scheduled in dance, music or theater, please check your email for information on uploading files and attending online interviewsTo schedule an audition, please visit www.uwm.edu/apply. When scheduling your audition date please choose “unavailable” instead of selecting a date. Then follow the guidelines listed by your department of interest. Departments will email each applicant details of the process.



I’m a research assistant or project assistant, but I feel uncomfortable coming to campus to work when CDC recommends social distancing. What should I do?

March 16, 2020

Because the campus has not shut down, many kinds of on-campus research and administrative activities that employ graduate students must continue. Graduate student RAs and PAs may be able to work from home or relocate to a place on campus with fewer people. Speak to your supervisor about accommodations or off-campus arrangements.





I had planned to defend my dissertation soon. What should I do?

March 16, 2020

We encourage all students to defend their dissertations as planned during the spring, including defenses scheduled during the period of March 16 through April 10. Consult with Doctoral Retention Advisor Shane Haensgen or your graduate program director.


What about campus tours and events for admitted students? Are those canceled?

March 16, 2020

UWM is converting campus tours and visit programs between March 16 and April 11 from in-person, group events to online events. These changes will include a series of options featuring live presentations, live chat, individual appointments and a virtual tour.

Details on these changes will soon be reflected on UWM’s visit pages. Meanwhile, if you have questions about specific events, email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at undergraduateadmissions@uwm.edu or call the office at 414-229-2222 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Is it safe for us to work in campus labs during the extended spring break?

March 16, 2020

Researchers shall ensure that they have the appropriate safety supplies and are practicing good hygiene (washing hands, not touching mucous membranes with unwashed hands). If at any time researchers are unable to work safely due to impacts of safety supplies not being available, the research will need to be suspended and hazardous materials secured.

With the potential for staff to be out, researchers need to avoid performing high-risk procedures alone, notify colleagues of their schedule when working alone and follow their working-alone procedures. Students or student researchers, with appropriate permissions, may be in the labs.









I’m in the ROTC program, and we have regularly scheduled physical training and coursework. What’s the status on those activities, which are integral to ROTC training?

March 13, 2020

UWM announced on March 18 that it would extend online or alternative delivery of instruction from Monday, March 30, to the end of the spring semester. Spring break runs March 15 to 29. UWM also began strictly limiting most onsite, non-essential operations at noon on March 18 on all three campuses. We will update this as soon as possible, or check your instructor for more information.

ROTC had announced that it would continue with in-person physical training classes and leadership labs as scheduled.


What is happening to classes taught at the Klotsche Center?

March 13, 2020

The College of Health Sciences taught sports and recreation classes in the Klotsche Center and Pavilion, which closed at noon on March 18. UWM will extend online or alternative delivery of instruction from Monday, March 30, to the end of the spring semester. Instructors will be moving as much of their content as possible online and creating other workarounds. Each course is unique, but the majority will be using a combination of email and Canvas to send PowerPoints, discussion topics and videos on workout, strategy and techniques.


Will UWM offer study abroad programs this summer?

March 13, 2020

Faculty-led study abroad programs in the summer of 2020 have been canceled for the following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain. We are evaluating the remaining faculty-led study abroad summer programs to other countries.



What is being done to help international students with the coronavirus situation?

March 12, 2020

The Center for International Education has sent messages to international students and scholars to offer support, including advising appointments. International students can also avail themselves to other resources available to all students, including Norris Health Center and the Dean of Students Office.




If the possible COVID-19 case comes back negative, will classes continue in-person for the rest of the semester?

March 11, 2020

The university was informed that the UWM Foundation employee who was tested earlier on March 10 for COVID-19 is not infected with the virus. On March 17, the City of Milwaukee Health Department confirmed one case of COVID-19 in a UWM employee.

UWM announced on March 18 that it would extend online or alternative delivery of instruction from Monday, March 30 to the end of the spring semester. Spring break runs March 15 to 29.









What is the university doing to keep the community safe?

March 11, 2020

At UWM, the Infectious Disease Preparedness Team and the Crisis Management Team are meeting regularly to monitor the situation, to review rapidly evolving guidance from national, state and local public health authorities, and to coordinate across departments to address needs. Consult UWM’s COVID-19 webpage for updates.

Norris Health Center is following public health authorities’ guidelines for health care facilities. This includes asking patients who have respiratory symptoms or fever whether they have traveled internationally in the past two weeks. If a student is identified as someone who has the risk factors identified by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, they will be isolated for assessment and staff will work with local and state public health professionals to prevent the spread of infection to others.