Student Updates

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

What will campus look like?

August 31, 2020

When students return to campus for fall semester, things will look and feel somewhat different. Places like the Library, Klotsche Center, Student Union and even University Housing commons spaces will have fewer people engaged in group activities. In part, this… Read More

New and online-only students can sign up for bus passes

August 20, 2020

UWM is continuing its partnership with the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to provide bus passes to students who are enrolled at the main campus in Milwaukee. The cost of the bus pass, known as U-PASS, is covered by segregated… Read More

Students have options for class schedule

August 14, 2020

As we approach the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, UWM wants to remind students of their options regarding their class schedules. The health and safety of our campus community remains our top concern. We also know from surveys of… Read More

UW System announcement on COVID-19 testing on campuses

August 6, 2020

Dear Students, 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.) Details are… Read More

August 12 student town hall meeting with campus leaders

August 4, 2020

As we continue plans to reopen our campuses for the Fall 2020 semester, with the goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for you, we understand that you have many questions and concerns. Please join me and other UW-Milwaukee leaders… 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

Tuition stable, fees reduced for fall semester

July 29, 2020

UWM’s tuition and fees are set annually by the Board of Regents. UWM tuition and fees consist of several components: tuition, which pays for teaching and instruction; segregated or mandatory fees, which pay for services such Norris Health Center and… Read More

Face coverings required for all

July 23, 2020

Everyone on all UWM campuses is required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing whenever possible. Masks are required when indoors, except when in residence hall rooms or private offices. Masks are also required outdoors in situations when… Read More