All students living in UWM residence halls must have regular antigen tests as part of the campus’ effort to manage infections through early detection, contact tracing and quarantine. The goal is to test all students living on campus, even those… Read More
UWM strongly encourages members of the UWM community to wear masks or face coverings whenever 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained, including while off campus and while walking/traveling to campus. Public health authorities have determined that consistent use… Read More
Yes. UWM is tracking all positive tests among students and employees no matter their location and asks everyone to self report this information. This helps the university understand the scope of the infection’s spread and provide students and employees with support and resources…. Read More
UWM has expanded existing efforts to address off-campus behavior issues to account for health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. All off-campus safety and disruption concerns will be addressed through a combination of proactive education and cooperative layers of enforcement… Read More
We understand that some students have asked advisors and other staff members about how to terminate their housing contracts and withdrawal procedures related to COVID-19. UWM has not seen large numbers of positive cases yet, and campus leadership will continue… Read More
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has posted a detailed list of internet service providers throughout the state offering free or low-cost internet options in response to the public health emergency. The commission’s guide for residents also includes a map of public Wi-Fi… Read More
We recommend that students living in university residence halls use UWM’s designated isolation and quarantine housing. However, students may return to their permanent homes to isolate there if they can do so safely in light of their family circumstances.
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
The UWM Student Union is open the following hours for the Fall 2020 semester: Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours may vary depending on special events. Areas of the building may be… Read More
The federal Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on Sept. 4 that temporarily halts evictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order, which applies to students in off-campus housing, is in effect until Dec. 31,… Read More
UWM has several locations on its campuses where students can study in a safe environment, or participate in an online class if it’s scheduled before or after an in-person class. Main campus The UWM Student Union has multiple dining and… Read More
The deadline to withdraw (drop all classes) from Fall 2020 courses without being charged any tuition or fees is Sept. 1, 2020. Students who withdraw from all Fall 2020 courses between Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, 2020 will not be… Read More
Until Dec. 31, 2020, most parking rates will be discounted by 20% and prorated to the purchase date. In addition, the hunting permit will cost $33 per month in the fall, exceeding the discount for other permits. This matches the… Read More
The Klotsche Center & Pavilion is open for the Fall 2020 semester. The initial hours of operation are: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facilities are open with an… Read More
UWM is committed to offering a wide variety of food options in a safe and healthy environment for students living in residence halls. We’ve had to adjust some services and operations to meet campus or City of Milwaukee Health Department… Read More
If a UWM student who is currently on campus has symptoms they should contact the Norris Health Center. Any students who test positive for COVID-19 or have been diagnosed as infected based on their symptoms are expected to report that… Read More
Yes. All students must complete training and a pledge regarding COVID-19. (Faculty and staff will do the same.) The training covers symptoms, rules about face coverings and distancing, and what to do if you’re sick. At the end of training,… Read More
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
Students at UWM’s Waukesha and Washington County campuses should use their primary care provider or visit their local health department website to find out about testing resources. You can also use this Wisconsin Department of Health Services website to help… Read More
UWM has temporarily increased the enrollment balance limit for the Fall 2020 term to $2,500. Students with an outstanding balance of up to $2,500 can sign up for courses while continuing to pay off their balance. If you would like… Read More
The postponement of in-person ceremonies for Spring 2020 commencement did not affect when diplomas are mailed out. They were to be mailed around the fourth week of July for spring graduates to their PAWS mailing address. (The Spring 2020 commencement… Read More
As of now, student-athletes will be allowed to practice and train during the fall in accordance with NCAA regulations, state, local and institutional guidelines. The basketball programs were allowed to start training sessions in August after their training sessions were… Read More
The priority deadline for financial aid packages for Fall 2020 has passed. However, students can apply for financial aid anytime. Students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any required documents as soon as possible as some types of aid… Read More
UWM is reopening for the Fall 2020 semester with a mix of in-person and online instruction. Newly admitted international students have three choices: Take classes in-person Take classes entirely online Defer your admission The Center for International Education website has… Read More
The Center for International Education’s website for COVID-19 updates will have the latest information for current international students for the Fall 2020 semester. You are encouraged to visit that page regularly as you consider your plans for next semester. You… Read More
In-person tours of all three UWM campus are available, and you can sign up on the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s visit page. In line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, tour groups are capped at 10 people, and… Read More
The UWM Food Center and Pantry will be open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the fall semester. Distribution will return to a shopping model, hosted in the Eighth Note Coffeehouse space on the first floor of… Read More
Housing and meal plan charges were being posted to student accounts by Aug. 11, 2020, after the Aug. 7 deadline for housing option selection. Billing statements were being mailed after Aug. 14, 2020. Students also will be able to view… Read More
The Pantherfest concert and on-campus celebration will not be held in September, and it’s unclear if this annual event to mark the start of another school year will be held later in 2020. UWM is following guidance from federal, state… Read More
Students, faculty and staff considering personal travel are encouraged to follow applicable health and safety guidelines and advised to review the following: Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 travel page: This page provides information about travel within the state of Wisconsin… Read More
Yes, student organizations will be able to meet at the UWM Student Union in the Fall 2020 semester as in the past, but space capacities will be limited and social distancing will be required. For the fall, the Union will… Read More
Students will be able to meet and have fun with virtual, hybrid and in-person options that ensure small groups and social distancing. Students living on campus can connect with peers through events hosted within the residence halls. The Center for… Read More
Student extracurricular groups may be allowed to meet in campus buildings or outside on campus grounds in the fall but must abide by UWM policies for planning events during the pandemic, as well as CDC, local and university public health… Read More
Campus jobs may be available as we resume on-campus operations. Check out Handshake, the UWM job posting and application site, to learn about most on-campus job opportunities and to apply or check out the Student Union page for employment opportunities in the Student Union.
Students in need of support can contact the Dean of Students at email@example.com or 414-229-4632. Someone in that office can direct students to appropriate on- and off-campus resources. Students may also contact Norris Health Center for medical needs at 414-229-4716 or… Read More
Here is the most recent, approximate breakdown of how UWM’s roughly 6,000 classes will be taught in the Fall 2020 semester: Entirely online: 59% In-person: 22% Hybrid: 19% (mix of online and in-person instruction)
To ensure the health and safety of the campus community, orientation will be offered in a virtual format for new undergraduate students who are starting at UWM’s three campuses in the Fall 2020 semester. The experience will include a Canvas… Read More
The Norris Health Center continues to provide in-person medical services to UWM students at this time. All students must call in advance, (414) 229-4716, for any services, as this is a rapidly evolving situation and in-person services may change. Please… Read More
“Isolation” refers to sick individuals who separate themselves from contact with healthy individuals. For COVID-19, persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been symptomatically diagnosed with COVID-19 must isolate. “Quarantine” refers to the separation of individuals who… Read More
The CDC defines “close contact” as occurring when a person is “within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to specimen collection)… Read More
Distribution of UWM-branded face coverings is beginning as the fall semester gets underway. For students UWM students on the Milwaukee campus can pick up a branded face covering at either the front desk of their residence hall (Sandburg, Cambridge or… Read More
There are no pandemic-related changes to rules regarding posting on campus. Public posting bulletin boards and other locations remain available for use under existing, applicable policies.
University Housing has been hard at work finding a balance between virtual programs and small, socially distanced in-person programming. We will have many opportunities for programs and engagement within the halls and on campus in a variety of formats to… Read More
Room and board rates are reviewed each fiscal year, and proposed increases are based on departmental fixed costs such as utilities and service charges. Room rates are then approved by the UW System Board of Regents each summer. Room and… Read More
University Housing looks to support all students in their college experience and academics regardless of whether they are taking online or in-person classes. Students who live in the halls will continue to receive support from resident assistants, as well as… Read More
Housing is assigned based on available spaces and capacity. Therefore, as long as there are open spaces in the Spring 2021 semester, a student would not need to live on campus in the fall to qualify to live in the… Read More
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 will be due to UWM’s social distancing rules and limitations on large group gatherings. However,… Read More
The University Legal Clinic is available online and will continue to review leases for UWM students free of charge at this time. Submit a form on their website to start the process of reaching out to the clinic. You also… Read More
While the experiences, challenges and opportunities will certainly be different at UWM than we are used to seeing, there is no reason to think they will be any less valuable. Students will still be engaging in new experiences, making friends,… Read More
It is strongly encouraged that students speak with their roommates about COVID-19, quarantining, social distancing, gathering expectations and health concerns. Read the Neighborhood Housing website guidance on how to have this conversation and ideas of what to discuss.
The Horizon League will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, but at this time the plans for men’s and women’s basketball and other winter sports are unaffected.
A decision from the Horizon League on whether fall sports competition can take place in the spring will be made at a later date.
With health and safety as our top priority, the Horizon League Council has decided to postpone all competition (championship and non-championship season) for the fall of 2020 due to health concerns related to the pandemic.
Employees, students and visitors must use UWM’s COVID symptom monitor each day before traveling to one of the UWM campuses. The monitoring tool does not collect identifying information when you use it. Based on the information you enter, it will… Read More
Faculty and instructional staff have been asked to refrain from requesting doctor’s or health care provider’s notes when a student misses class due to illness. This will help relieve pressure on overburdened health care workers. Similarly, they’ve been asked to… Read More
Following CDC guidelines and campus protocols, student-athletes will have daily health screenings and temperature checks prior to any practice or training sessions. Staff will be required to self-screen prior to coming to campus. In addition, student-athletes, staff and coaches will… Read More
Posting of tuition and fee charges to student accounts started Aug. 1, 2020. (Note: For students living on campus, housing charges will be posted to student accounts by Aug. 11.) Billing statements will be mailed after Aug. 14, 2020. Students… Read More
Mailing of the gold colds and certificates for students who graduated with honors was delayed since access to campus has been limited during the pandemic. UWM hopes to mail them out in September.
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
The University Recreation Sport Clubs Program will suspend operations for the Fall 2020 semester. This decision, based on current public health guidance, has been made for the safety of our students. As a result, the portion of the allocable student… Read More
Yes. The university has procured a limited amount of cloth face coverings that have a clear section over the mouth to make it easier for lip reading. These are available by special request at the UWM PPE website. Please note… Read More
Cloth face coverings and masks serve as a simple barrier to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and on to other people when the person wearing it coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. This is known as… Read More
UWM continues to work to mitigate the impact of this crisis on our students and their families. Support efforts include: Distributing nearly $8.4 million in federal emergency CARES Act grants to eligible students. Refunding $7.4 million in Spring 2020 housing,… Read More
UWM quickly adjusted many operations to offer more services in an online format. Here are some examples: All students can access the Virtual Student Union in Canvas to connect to student communities and services including student organizations, virtual events and… Read More
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 as Norris Health Center… Read More
The Peck School of the Arts facilities area and Department of Music are committed to the safety and well-being of our student performers. We have been reviewing all available research relative to performance activities since the beginning of the COVID-19… Read More
If there is no 2020-21 basketball season this upcoming year, season ticket members will be issued a full refund on the ticket portion on their season membership. If fans sit in a section with a scholarship seating donation, the scholarship… Read More
Students will be asked to stagger their arrivals to and exits from classrooms, including filling seats from front to back and leaving the classroom in reverse order. Some seats will be unfilled. Plexiglass will be installed at lecterns as needed. In… Read More
Students who drop individual courses but do not withdraw from all fall 2020 courses should review the UWM Interactive Add/Drop Calendar to determine the deadlines and corresponding fee assessments for their course. Students will not be refunded for courses if their enrollment remains in… Read More
Additional health and safety guidance can be found in the Employee On-Site Work Practices document. These other important practices include frequent hand-washing, as well as frequent cleaning of shared spaces, equipment and touch points with disinfectants.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year, but choose to defer their fall enrollment to spring, will be allowed to retain the spring portion of the original scholarship offered. Students should notify the scholarship administrator… Read More
As in the Spring 2020 semester, UWM students without housing options will be allowed to remain in the residence halls if the university must shift all classes back to online instruction later in the fall, though room assignments might have… Read More
Graduate students should contact their academic departments to learn more about assistantship opportunities. Some programs may not have assistantship opportunities available.
Grants are gift aid and, in most cases, do not have to be repaid if the enrollment period is completed. To receive grants, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed each academic year. Most grants require… Read More
Yes. Financial aid eligibility for the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms) is based upon 2018 federal tax information as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In special situations, schools can also… Read More
Students may apply for a UWM Student Emergency Grant to help cover expenses related to an unforeseen emergency, including students who endure financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students must have demonstrated financial need and have exhausted all… Read More
A student without an academic year contract can apply for a spring 2021-only contract by adding their name to the wait list and selecting “Spring 2021” from the drop-down menu. University Housing usually begins contacting those on the wait list… Read More
Yes. Students can choose “mode of instruction” in the PAWS search function. They also can search in the online schedule of classes using “Instruction Method” in the search function.
In PAWS, online courses that have regularly scheduled meetings will list a campus location of “ONLINE WEB,” but will also include a day and time (for example, “Tuesday/Thursday 1-2:30 p.m.”). For online courses that are more self-paced, the listing box for “Days and… Read More
There are two different avenues for parents to be legally involved in their college-age children’s health information. First, the UWM student would have to give written consent for their parents to access their health information. At age 18, a student’s health… Read More
The Safewalk Program will not operate during the Fall 2020 semester because of budgetary constraints. However, the BOSS (Be On the Safe Side) Program – a night-time ride service that’s free to UWM students – is operating on a schedule as… Read More
Here are the standard cleaning procedures in student housing: Hand sanitizer stations located in first floor lobbies are checked daily and refilled as needed. Restrooms are cleaned and disinfected daily before 9 a.m. Power cleaning with disinfectant cleaners is completed,… Read More
UWM has always been a community that supports and cares for each other. We believe that when students, faculty and staff understand the importance of wearing cloth face masks in preventing the spread of the coronavirus to others, they will… Read More
Counseling services are available virtually through telehealth appointment. Please call University Counseling Services at 414-229-4133 or visit the counseling services website for the latest information.
Students living in UWM residence halls are expected to clean their own bedroom, suite/apartment and bathroom. They also are expected to clean their own kitchen if they have one in their suite or apartment.
The process has not changed. Visit this Office of Undergraduate Admissions page for more information about the transfer process at UWM, including key dates and deadlines.
You can move out, but you will still need to pay your rent. Your lease is a legally binding contract that cannot be broken or changed unless you and your landlord mutually agree to end or change the terms of… Read More
No dates or deadlines for summer or fall enrollment have been adjusted at this time. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions pages for new freshmen or transfers for more information. Graduate School Applications and admissions continue as usual without interruptions…. Read More
UWM does not expect the posting of degrees to be delayed due to the pandemic. Please note it typically takes some time for degrees to be posted and appear on your student record, depending on the school or college. It… Read More
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress allocated nearly $8.4 million to UWM to help students who are struggling with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, laptops and technology, health care and child care…. Read More
Domestic undergraduate students thinking about deferring enrollment to the spring or summer terms can complete the Term Change Request form. Students interested in deferring enrollment to the Fall 2021 semester should work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to discuss… Read More
Food service units are cleaned daily when in operation. Food service employees clean equipment, and custodial staff clean and scrub floors. Products used for disinfecting surfaces and floors are “hospital grade” and EPA approved.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allotted $16.9 million to UWM for pandemic relief. Half of that was allocated to students in emergency aid grants. The other half can be used by the institution to cover costs… Read More
Most likely, yes. Most leases have a “joint and several liability” clause. Under Joint and Several Liability, all tenants and each tenant on a lease are responsible for paying the rent in full and paying for any damage to the unit. Landlords can hold tenants accountable… Read More
Individuals who a personal health concern should contact their personal health care provider. If you have general questions, here are some hotlines and websites that can help: Wisconsin 211 coronavirus information A listing of Wisconsin nurse and health hotlines can… Read More
The Milwaukee Health Department conducts tests for coronavirus, and with a positive test, it begins a contact investigation. Using information gathered during this investigation, local or state health departments notify people it determines are at risk. Local health departments are… Read More
This will depend on the reason a person is self-quarantined. People who are self-quarantined/self-isolated can stop once their health care provider or public health official tells them they can. New guidelines become available every day, taking into account the limited… Read More
Please first consult with your instructors or academic advisor to see if there is any possibility to make up assignments or receive an incomplete (which gives students extra time to finish the course and receive a letter grade). Students who… Read More
You can set up a virtual meeting. From the home page of the Neighborhood Housing website, you can fill out a form to create an online appointment with a staff member. NHO staff will respond and schedule the appointment through… Read More
International students funded by their home government should consult with their immigration coordinator, Lauren Rado, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about compliance and sponsor regulations for online courses.
You can use the Neighborhood Housing Office’s online listing service. Log in to find potential roommates or subleasers.
You should continue to pay your utility bills or cancel accounts as needed. Communicate with your roommates about their expectations for payment.
Coronavirus is not specific to any ethnicity or race, and racist behavior and stereotyping – in the classroom or the workplace – will not be tolerated at UWM. Students and staff who feel they are being discriminated against are encouraged… Read More