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.

The health and safety of our students and guests is our top priority. Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases nationally and locally, we are responding to updated regulations by temporarily returning to virtual tours and events. We offer a rich array of virtual tour and visit offerings for everyone to learn more about our amazing campuses and see why we are #PantherProud!

The pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation, so please check back often for updates. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus when it is safe to do so.

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). Currently our Meet events are finished but will return in Spring 2021 (Washington County: March 18 and March 26; Waukesha: March 16 and April 21).

Informational Sessions

Our campuses occasionally hold information sessions, which can provide students with more information on specific programs. UWM’s College of Nursing BSN program is expanding to the UWM at Waukesha campus in Fall 2021 and will hold info sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 16th
  • Thursday, December 17th

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 tours.

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.