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PhD Student Orientation Fall 2018

August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

PhD Student Orientation

Welcome to the School of Information Studies (SOIS)!  We invite you to attend the SOIS Orientation & Welcome Program.  Please join us and meet faculty, staff, advisors and current PhD students. Get a personalized campus tour and learn the ins and outs of being a UWM Graduate Student!

Orientation Details

Tentative Agenda:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9:00am – 4:15pm
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 3511
2025 E Newport Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

9:00am – Check-In, Student ID & Campus Tour
10:15am – Welcome, Overview & PhD Handbook
12:10pm – Group Photo & Lunch with SOIS Deans & Current PhD Students
1:20pm – Graduate Degree Requirements & Procedures
1:25pm – Travel Approval & Reimbursement Procedures
1:35pm – IT Preview & Visit Office Space
2:15pm – INFOST 903: Qualitative Research Methods


SOIS Doctoral Student Association Dinner @ 5:00pm (pay your own way)
Stone Bowl Restaurant | Korean Style Hot Stone Bibimbop
1958 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53005


Wednesday, August 22, 2018
8:40am – 2:00pm
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 3511
2025 E Newport Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

8:40am – Check-In
9:00am – INFOST 901: Current Issues in Information Studies
12:15pm – Lunch with Faculty
1:30pm – Library Services

For more information or questions on the agenda, please contact:
Twyla McGhee (twyla@uwm.edu)


We will be serving lunch on both August 21 and August 22. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the below RSVP. Please contact Twyla McGhee (twyla@uwm.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Hotel Accommodation Options:

We recommend using UWM Kenilworth Square Apartments Guest Housing: https://uwm.edu/housing/guest-services/guest-housing/

For other accommodations, please visit:

Parking Options for New PhD Students:

NWQ Parking Structure
New PhD students, please park in the NWQ Parking Structure that can be accessed off of E. Newport Ave. or E. Hartford Ave. You can then take the skywalk located on the 1st floor of the garage to get into the building. There will be free parking passes available at the check-in table to use upon exiting the structure.

Map for Location of NWQ Parking Garage

Student ID (PantherCard):

Students can purchase an ID card in the PantherCard Office (Union 143) for $20. The PantherCard Office is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) during the following hours:

Academic Year (September until late-May): 8:00am – 4:30pm
Summer (late-May through August): 10:00am – 4:00pm

For more information please visit:

Please RSVP below:


August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am
August 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm


NWQB 3511
2025 E Newport Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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