Faculty-led study abroad programs canceled

Given ongoing public health advisories against international travel, UWM has decided to cancel all faculty-led study abroad and exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester.

Individual students may apply for an exemption through UWM’s International Travel Policy by filling out a Travel Risk Assessment form. However, please note the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 global travel advisory, which advises U.S. citizens to avoid traveling abroad because of the pandemic. That advisory has no defined end date. Also, most countries have travel advisories for people traveling from the United States.

Faculty-led study abroad programs for the Summer 2020 term, along with a summer seminar program at the United Nations in New York, have already been canceled.

Opting out of releasing info to U.S. Census

Along with universities across the country, UWM is helping to ensure that students are accurately counted in the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census counts students where they usually live as of April 1, 2020, even if they left the campus early because of COVID-19.

Pursuant to federal and state law, UWM releases student directory data (including name, address and phone number) to third parties upon request. UWM will be providing student directory data to the U.S. Census Bureau on July 10, 2020. If you would like to restrict your student directory information from being shared with the U.S. Census Bureau, please complete the steps below by July 9, 2020, to ensure that you are not included in UWM’s response.

To opt out:

  1. Log in to PAWS
  2. Under the yellow “Personal Information” header, click on the blue “Change Contact Restriction” button
  3. Click the “Yes” button to make your contact information private, then click “Save”

If you opt out, UWM encourages you to complete the 2020 Census online using the address where you lived on April 1, 2020. For more information about UWM’s 2020 Census efforts, please see: uwm.edu/neighborhoodhousing/2020-census.

In addition to the U.S. Census Bureau, UWM is required to release student directory information upon request to any third party in accordance with Wisconsin public records law. Opting out (following the steps above) will provide you with more privacy and less unwanted communications from third parties such as political groups and national clearinghouses. However, if you opt out, your contact information will not be included in the public UWM online directory. You also will not receive communications from local restaurants and other businesses.