UWM to be a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Site

February 25, 2021

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, As we move toward a fully operational fall, many of you have questions about vaccinations for faculty, staff and students. I’m delighted to announce that a COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open next week in the… Read More

Testing protocol fine-tuned to lessen false positives

February 24, 2021

UWM is aware that there have been a higher number of false positive antigen test results this semester among people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. We have been working with the contracted testing agency and with UW System… Read More

Emergency grants for students available — apply by 8 a.m. March 9

February 22, 2021

Dear Students, The federal government has given UWM nearly $8.5 million through the 2021 CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help students who have emergency expenses due to COVID-19. These funds are for any item included in your cost of attendance,… Read More

UWM plans for face-to-face classes in Fall 2021

February 18, 2021

With the promise of multiple vaccines and widespread inoculation against the COVID-19, classes at UWM will be primarily face-to-face next fall. We look forward to a more regular college experience with in-person student events, the return of campus traditions and… Read More

Community COVID-19 testing to resume at UWM at Washington County

February 3, 2021

COVID-19 testing at UWM at Washington County will be expanded beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10, to meet community need. Testing will be one day per week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and testing will be available to community members, as… Read More

Additional testing required during spring semester

January 20, 2021

UWM had a successful fall semester, with a relatively low rate of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. We are grateful to everyone who wore a mask, kept their distance and got tested. To help maintain a safe teaching and work… Read More

UWM increasing testing to help provide a successful spring semester

January 20, 2021

UWM had a successful fall semester, with a relatively low rate of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. We are grateful to everyone who wore a mask, kept their distance and got tested. You helped maintain a safe learning environment on all… Read More

UWM community urged to sign up for COVID-19 notification tool

January 4, 2021

All members of the UWM community are urged to sign up for an important new tool from the State of Wisconsin that will alert you when you may have been exposed to COVID-19. The WI Exposure Notification app utilizes Bluetooth… Read More

UWM to increase COVID-19 testing for students and employees

December 17, 2020

Beginning with the start of spring semester Jan. 25, UWM is going to ramp up COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff. For Milwaukee students and staff: Students living on campus will need to be tested once a week, an… Read More

Looking ahead to spring semester

December 9, 2020

A spike in coronavirus in the community prompted UWM to move to almost exclusively online instruction for the last few weeks of the Fall 2020 semester, but plans haven’t changed for Spring 2021: We still plan to offer a mix… Read More

Changes after Thanksgiving on employee testing, large-group events, building hours

November 19, 2020

In light of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, UWM is changing its guidelines for employee testing and large-group events, as well as changing the hours that academic buildings are open. All changes will begin after Thanksgiving break when… Read More

Returning from Thanksgiving break – instructions for students

November 17, 2020

As you know, UWM has decided to shift to primarily online instruction after Thanksgiving break, in recognition of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the community and throughout the state. A limited amount of face-to-face instruction will occur after break,… Read More

Chancellor’s Update: Shift to Primarily Online Instruction After Thanksgiving

November 13, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, As we near the holidays and see the continued and disturbing increase of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, we have made the decision to shift to primarily remote instruction following the Thanksgiving recess (Nov. 25-29). Most UW System… Read More

New times set for COVID-19 testing

November 12, 2020

New times have been set for the free, rapid-results COVID-19 testing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s three campuses. This testing program is for the community and can be used by UWM employees. Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, testing will be done… Read More

Work guidance updated on close contact, cleaning

November 12, 2020

UWM’s COVID-19 On-Site Employee Work Practices have been revised to include the updated CDC definition of “close contact.” The definition specifies that a close contact is “someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes… Read More

Time to plan for a safe Thanksgiving break

November 10, 2020

Thanksgiving break is rapidly approaching, so this is a good time to make plans for how to have a safe holiday and safely finish the semester. UWM currently plans no change in the mode of instruction after Thanksgiving break. Your classes… Read More

UWM expands COVID-19 testing to all employees, community

November 4, 2020

UWM will join other UW System campuses in serving as a location for a federal “surge testing” effort aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in areas where there have been recent spikes. The six-week program done in partnership with… Read More

Fewer format changes expected for spring classes

October 28, 2020

We know many students have been waiting for information about spring class formats before making decisions on living arrangements, work schedules and other life choices. The Spring 2021 class schedule has been posted in the course catalog. It includes a mix… Read More

Get tested to slow the spread of COVID-19

October 15, 2020

We’re putting everything we can into containing COVID-19 at UWM, and we can’t do it without your help. The disease’s highly contagious nature means it’s vital to know who’s infected, not only for their own well-being, but also for the… Read More

Study abroad canceled through spring 2021

October 9, 2020

Given ongoing public health advisories and international travel restrictions, UWM has canceled student participation in study abroad programs programs through the Spring 2021 semester, including faculty-led and exchange programs. Individual students may apply for an exemption through UWM’s International Travel Policy by… Read More