Faculty and Staff Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criteria for moving to all online instruction

September 1, 2020

UWM has devised a decision-making strategy that considers many factors when taking appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of our campus. Those factors include: Number of positive cases among students, faculty and staff Infection rate within specific  classrooms,… Read More

How to handle COVID-19 related events

September 1, 2020

The following information has been shared with instructors and may also be useful for non-teaching staff: Dear Colleagues, As we prepare for the start of the semester, we know there are many questions arising among our instructors about what to… Read More

Reopening of buildings

August 31, 2020

UWM wants to make sure that students, faculty and staff returning to campus this fall are able to study, work and interact in a safe environment, with the goal of minimizing the spread of COVID-19. The Emergency Operations Center’s Building… Read More

Employees must complete safety training

August 14, 2020

The UW-Milwaukee Onsite Employee Work Practices have been updated to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. In an effort to ensure that employees who will be returning to campus have reviewed and acknowledged these work practices, University… Read More

UW System announcement on COVID-19 testing on campuses

August 6, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, Today, UW System President Tommy Thompson announced a $32 million COVID-19 testing regimen for the Fall 2020 semester across UW System campuses, including a portion to UW-Milwaukee. (UW-Madison is excepted due to their own testing program.)… Read More

UWM’s financial outlook

August 4, 2020

UWM faces unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our top priority is the health and safety of students, faculty and staff as we plan fall classes, ramp up research activities and continue to engage meaningfully with the… Read More