U 1.0: Putting Them First

is a program designed to engage with and support first-generation students. Currently, UWM consists of 39% of first generation students. 


U1.0 regularly holds events to assist first-generation students get acclimated to life on campus

Visit the Inclusive Excellence Center and the U1.0 events to receive information about the program, get connected to campus resources, and meet other first-generation students, faculty and staff.


Become more involved and join the new first generation student organization, Milwaukee’s First (formally Gen 1.0!)


Our mission is to build a community of support for first generation students at UWM, celebrate our strengths and accomplishments, and promote awareness through education, advocacy and community engagement.

Check us out on our Facebook page for more updates!
If you have any questions please contact: uwmgen1.0@gmail.com.

Public Contact Officer Name:

Mia Heredia

Public Contact Phone:


Public Contact Email:


As a member of a Living Learning Community at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you get to be part of a “community within a community” by living in the residence halls among students with similar interests. There are multiple Living Learning Communities at each UWM residence hall. For more information on LLC’s click here.