Student 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

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

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

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

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

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

Students strongly discouraged from attending unmasked in-person gatherings

September 1, 2020

UWM strongly discourages in-person social gatherings with others who are not members of your household if social distancing cannot be maintained and face coverings cannot be worn. Students are responsible for working with the rest of the UWM community for… 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