Faculty and Staff Updates

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

UWM adopts COVID-19 safety rules

August 3, 2020

UWM has adopted a set of rules intended to keep the campus community safe by limiting the potential spread of COVID-19. All students, visitors, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and wash their hands. Following… Read More

Guidelines updated for large-group events

July 29, 2020

Guidelines have been updated for UWM departments or units planning large-group events amid the pandemic. These guidelines apply to events on UWM campuses and offsite events sponsored by UWM. They are subject to change with public health guidance. A “UWM… Read More

Reopening of offices and facilities

July 23, 2020

While more staff will begin returning to campus in early August and more campus facilities will be open, staff should not assume that their office or work location will be ready for occupancy on Aug. 1. For now, employees working… Read More

Milwaukee Health Department approves UWM reopening plan

July 22, 2020

I am pleased to report that UWM’s reopening plan has been approved by the City of Milwaukee Health Department. As many of you know, the Health Department recently enacted more restrictive guidelines for when in-person classes may resume. We are… Read More

Update on the format of fall classes

July 21, 2020

Many of you have read recent news stories about the City of Milwaukee Health Department enacting more restrictive guidelines for when in-person classes may resume. These reports have raised many questions about UWM’s plans for the fall. We are writing… Read More

Travel prohibition extended

July 16, 2020

The prohibition on university-sponsored travel has been extended to at least Aug. 23. Effective July 1, individual airline tickets can be canceled in Concur or by contacting Travel Incorporated. Group block airfare tickets can be canceled by contacting Fox World Travel. Because… Read More

Guidelines created for large events

July 13, 2020

Guidelines have been created for UWM departments or units planning large-group events on UWM campuses amid the pandemic. A large event is defined as one that is not an academic course published in the UWM course schedule (including co-curricular programs)… Read More