Important COVID-19 Information for UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County Students

Campuses are open starting August 3rd, 2020

Both CGS campuses will reopen for limited administrative services on August 3, 2020. Limited staffing and services will apply until the start of the semester.

The full UWM College of General Studies Reopening Plan is available here.

Soft Reopening Hours and Staffing starting 8/3:

  • Campus and Bookstore hours are: Monday – Thursday, 9am to 2pm; Friday, 9am to 1pm. Some areas closures apply.
  • Waukesha Dean’s office will have staffing 3 days a week.
  • IT service and maintenance staff will be on duty.
  • Library staff will be available at both campuses.
  • Solution Center staff will be available for remote appointments. The Solution Center will reopen for face-to-face traffic in August–exact timing to be communicated at a later date.
  • Limited in-person services will be available in other areas.

Academic Year hours and staffing will change with details to follow later in August.

Reopening information specific to student resources is available here.

Reopening information specific to faculty and staff is available here.

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Panthers Protect Panthers

Three simple things can help keep you and those around you safe this fall:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Watch your distance.
  • Wear a mask.

One reason students choose UWM is that we are a community that cares for each other. Working together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Show your Panther pride by doing your part. Read UWM’s Health and Safety Policy here.

Learn more about how to keep our community safe.

UWM updates and answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19 Pandemic – Visit

Continuing Education Operations for CGS Reopening

UWM CGS Continuing Education serves a wide variety of backgrounds, including many who have heightened risk factors themselves or within their families. To best protect the ability of our UWM CGS community to participate in Continuing Education instruction and activities, participants and staff must follow all UWM Covid-19 guidelines which include:

  • Adhering to a 6-foot social distance in all classrooms and public spaces
  • Wearing a nonsurgical face mask covering (i.e. cloth face mask)
  • Self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms to include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  See the CDC’s website for more information about COVID-19 symptoms. In addition to this document, see the CDC’s website for more information about what to do if you are experiencing symptoms.
  • Do not come to campus if you have COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 Symptom Checker, do not come to campus and contact your medical provider.