UWM Graduate Diversity & Inclusion McNair Visit Day

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Date: Friday, July 26, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Where: Fireside Lounge in the Student Union

On Friday, July 26, 2019, the Graduate School will host its annual UWM Graduate Diversity & Inclusion McNair Visit Day. McNair Scholars are encouraged to meet with faculty and staff in their desired graduate program to discuss interests, research opportunities, ask questions, and learn about life as a UWM graduate student. There will also be a staff-led tour of the UWM campus, a presentation about the process of applying for admission to graduate programs, and a panel featuring current UWM graduate students.


Coming from out of town and need a place to stay?
Here are some suggestions:

• UWM Guest Housing
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We will be serving a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch, followed by the opportunity to take a Campus Specialty Tour to see several other popular spots on campus.


  • 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Sign in and Continental Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Welcome from Provost, Dean of Graduate School, and Director of Graduate Diversity & Inclusion
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. McNair Alumni Panel (current UWM graduate students)
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. UWM Campus Tour/Graduate Program Visits
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Graduate Program and Resource Fair
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Graduate Program Visits or a Campus Specialty Tour:
    • Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and UWM Welcome Center
    • UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium
    • Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex(KIRC)/STEM labs
    • Klotsche Center
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Life as a UWM Graduate Student
    • How to Apply to Grad School with Q&A
    • UWM Graduate Funding Opportunities with Q&A
    • Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship Panel (current UWM graduate students)
  • 3:15 Close

If you are a McNair Staff member registering yourself, other staff members, and your McNair Scholars, please click here to register:
If you are an individual McNair Scholar attending alone, please click here to register:

If you are interested in setting up a meeting with a representative from a prospective graduate program during the 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. time slots please refer to the Graduate Representative List to find a contact and either call or email to schedule an appointment. Note: Please also include the Graduate Representative Support Staff on your email.

For more information about the UWM Graduate Diversity & Inclusion McNair Visit Day, please contact the UWM Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Office at 414-229-6538 or email us at mcnair@uwm.edu [Subject: McNair Visit Day].

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This is an exciting time for the UWM community – come take a look! UWM is classified as an R1 research institution once again by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This means that UWM is at the highest level of research activity possible; a rating that was given to only 131 of the 4,665 universities evaluated. UWM is one of only two universities in Wisconsin that received the rating.