UWM’s College of General Studies has two beautiful branch campuses located in West Bend and Waukesha, Wisconsin. Visiting UWM at Washington County or UWM at Waukesha is the best way to learn about these campuses. Our admissions team offers a variety of ways for you to do just that.

We are currently offering limited in-person tours at each of the campuses along with virtual experience presentations. In addition to these presentations, students can watch pre-recorded sessions about the campuses, or sign up for a virtual 1-on-1 admission advisor session.

For our tours, all CDC guidelines will be in place to assure you a safe and enjoyable visit, and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. You will receive more information when your tour registration is confirmed.

It is important to sign-up in advance for a campus visit to adhere to COVID-19 capacity guidelines. Visit our undergraduate page to browse current campus tour times and to register. If the available times do not fit your schedule, please email wsh-cgs@uwm.edu or wak-cgs@uwm.edu to request an individual tour. We’re not allowing walk-ins for tours at this time.

Meet UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha

Sample life as a UWM Panther on our branch campuses by learning more about what we have to offer. No matter which campus you choose to explore, you’ll be part of a challenging and engaging college experience at a major research university. Unparalleled access to prestigious internships and jobs in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin, caring mentors and expert faculty, finding lifelong friends and future professional connections – that’s life at UWM.

UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha have a lot to offer.  We’re excited to:

  • Show you our campus
  • Connect you with faculty and current students
  • Answer any questions you have about life on campus

We can’t wait to meet you!  Click on the button below to learn more about our Meet UWM events and to register (in-person programs are 1.5 hours in length).

Group Tours

Group tours are available for educational programs, community-based organizations, and extracurricular groups working with high school students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade — these are not individual campus toursStay tuned for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when I visit campus?

You will learn more about the UWM branch campuses and why students choose to start their educational careers here. Additionally, we will cover how to apply to the university and what the admissions deadlines are. You will receive a tour from a student and can ask any questions about their experience.

How long should I plan to be on campus for?

Please allow approximately an hour for the presentation, tour, and post-tour questions/wrap-up.

If I have already applied to the university, can you check the status of my application when I am on campus for a tour?

Yes! If you have specific questions on your application please speak with the staff member after the tour has concluded.