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

UWM begins testing some employees

October 6, 2020

UWM has begun routine, required testing for COVID-19 for some employees. These are employees who interact often with students, are involved in the operation of critical UWM infrastructure or are a part of delivering services that have been determined to… Read More

December commencement to be a virtual ceremony

October 1, 2020

In light of health and safety concerns, the Fall 2020 UWM commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, Dec. 20. The university had hoped to hold an in-person ceremony, but there remains considerable caution and uncertainty surrounding large gatherings… Read More

What students should do if they test positive for COVID-19

September 25, 2020

Any students who test positive for COVID-19 or have been diagnosed as infected based on their symptoms are expected to report that to the university. To do so, fill out the COVID-19 reporting form on the Dean of Students Office website. Self-reporting will… Read More

COVID-19 testing available for symptomatic students at UWM branch campuses

September 25, 2020

Free at-home testing is now available to College of General Studies students who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. The tests are self-administered PCR tests, the same high-quality testing used at hospitals and clinics. Students can administer the test at home, send in the sample following the manufacturer’s… Read More

Testing continues for students in residence halls

September 24, 2020

All students living in UWM residence halls must be tested for COVID-19 every two weeks, regardless of whether they have symptoms. Those students should make an appointment online. Testing for residential hall students is done in the Student Union from 8:30 a.m. to… Read More

Screening test available to off-campus students

September 24, 2020

Students at the Milwaukee campus who live off campus have several options for testing. Those with symptoms should make an appointment to be tested at Norris Health Center. Off-campus students who don’t have symptoms can get a test in the UWM Student… Read More

Passenger limits on UWM shuttles

September 15, 2020

To allow social distancing, UWM shuttles between the residence halls, UPARK and campus will allow only 25% of the seats to be occupied. For example, a 40-seat bus would be limited to 10 passengers. BOSS will allow a maximum of… Read More

New testing program for residential students set to begin

September 11, 2020

UWM is poised to fully implement a widespread testing program for COVID-19 for residential students. Starting Monday, all students living in residence halls – regardless of whether they have symptoms or think they have been exposed – will be regularly… Read More

An update on UWM’s budget and layoffs

September 8, 2020

A number of employees have asked questions about UWM’s plans for layoffs in light of pending budget issues. UWM has always striven to keep layoffs to a minimum and instead use attrition and voluntary separations to reduce salary expenses during… Read More

University begins testing all students living in residence halls

September 3, 2020

UWM has begun COVID-19 testing of all students living in residence halls, even those without symptoms. The testing will be scaled up in the next two weeks to accommodate regular, required testing of all students living in the residence halls…. Read More