Faculty and Staff Updates

Testing exemption available for fully vaccinated students and employees

April 26, 2021

We are pleased to let you know that students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms of COVID-19 no longer have to be tested on campus. As you may know, UW System President Tommy Thompson… Read More

Vaccination eligibility expands March 22

March 16, 2021

People who are at least 16 years old and have medical conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 will become eligible for vaccination on March 22. The general public — meaning those age 16 and… Read More

Vaccination Appointments Available This Week

March 15, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at UWM has many appointments available this week for faculty, staff and students who meet Wisconsin’s eligibility requirements. Faculty, staff and student workers who have face-to-face contact with students are eligible to get vaccinated. This includes… Read More

Progress on Many Fronts and April 6 Town Hall on 2030 Implementation

March 10, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff, One year ago today we learned of the first possible COVID-19 case on our Milwaukee campus. The specter of the pandemic was ever-present, and we quickly extended our spring break and shifted to fully online learning… Read More

Vaccination clinic opening at UWM

March 2, 2021

The vaccination clinic at UWM opens Wednesday, March 3. In the first week, the clinic is open to faculty and students age 65 and older, faculty and instructors currently teaching face-to-face, and other essential employees with direct student contact. Employees… Read More

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

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 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