Support for Students

The Dean of Students Office provides the following services:

2021 CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant 

UWM Emergency Grant – Funding for students facing unforeseen financial emergencies.

Laptop/WiFi Hotspot Loan Program  – This program allows students to borrow a laptop or WiFi hotspot.

Tuition and Fee Appeals – For students who believe their tuition charges are incorrect due to university error or for students who have dropped their courses due to extenuating circumstance.

Complaints and Grievances – Connects students to the appropriate resources and procedures to address their concerns.

 

What is a Dean?

All students have two (2) deans, an academic dean (e.g., Dean of the College of Letters and Science) and the Dean of Students.

  • Academic Deans. Academic Deans assist students with academic matters within their School or College. This includes grievances related to courses, grade appeals, and requests for exceptions to their program of study. The Academic Deans oversee the “Dean’s List” of students who’ve earned recognition related to a high grade point average.  To see your Dean, go to https://uwm.edu/academicaffairs/facultystaff/campus-contacts/.
  • Dean of Students. The Dean of Students Office assists students with matters beyond academics. The Dean of Students oversees the student disciplinary process and tuition and fee appeals. The Dean of Students also helps students manage personal crises, emergencies, and unusual situations by discussing options and connecting students to resources. The Dean of Students Office also helps students who have a grievance or complaint helping the student identify options and processes to have their complaint addressed.