Student Updates

All Students Eligible Monday for Vaccination

March 30, 2021

Dear UWM Students, I write to you today with welcome news. Gov. Evers has announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone in Wisconsin age 16 and older, starting on Monday, April 5. This is almost a full… 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

Processing Our COVID-19 Experiences

March 10, 2021

Dear Students, Today marks one year since we learned of the first possible COVID-19 case on our campus. We quickly shifted to fully online learning by the end of March 2020, with many rapid changes to follow. Students—your resilience and… 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

Emergency grants for students available — apply by 8 a.m. March 9

February 22, 2021

Dear Students, The federal government has given UWM nearly $8.5 million through the 2021 CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help students who have emergency expenses due to COVID-19. These funds are for any item included in your cost of attendance,… Read More

UWM plans for face-to-face classes in Fall 2021

February 18, 2021

With the promise of multiple vaccines and widespread inoculation against the COVID-19, classes at UWM will be primarily face-to-face next fall. We look forward to a more regular college experience with in-person student events, the return of campus traditions and… Read More

UWM increasing testing to help provide a successful 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. You helped maintain a safe learning environment on all… 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

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