Information on the Closures of the Waukesha and Washington County Campuses
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The UWM College of General Studies is a great place to start your college education.

Freshmen and sophomores can choose from an array of classes that lead to an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree and satisfy general education requirements for bachelor’s degrees at UWM and other UW System campuses.

The college offers courses on UWM’s campus in Waukesha. It was created in 2018 when UW-Waukesha joined with UWM as part of the University of Wisconsin System’s reorganization of the two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges. The UWM College of General Studies includes three departments — Arts and Humanities, Math and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Business. The departments offer classes in more than 29 subject areas. If you’re a high-achiever, you’ll be interested in the Honors Program.

1,234Number of Students
34Faculty & Instructional Staff
Washington County82%Average Class Size
Waukesha1:14Average Class Size

Contact, Locations & Hours

Administrative Offices

NameTitleWashington CountyWaukesha
Simon BronnerDeanRoom 115Room A102
Greg AhrenhoersterAssociate Dean of Academic AffairsRoom 210Room A110
Courtney O’ConnellAssistant Dean of Student AffairsRoom 125Room C112
Margaret HankensonOnline Academic DirectorRoom N107
Holly JohnsonExecutive Director – Continuing EducationRoom 107Room C111

Waukesha Campus

UWM at Waukesha

Student Affairs Office
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
Phone: 262-521-5040

2023-24 Academic Year Building Hours (Starting Sept 5)
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Hours are subject to change and may vary during summer, Winterim and semester breaks. Check UWM’s academic calendar for more information.

Media Services

Journalists and members of the news media should email, and the first available team member will respond. Information for journalists also is available on our For Media page.

News Editor

John Schumacher