Activities & Recreation

Free time? Yes, you’ll have some. Use it to meet people, have a say in campus life, prepare for your career and make the most of Milwaukee.

Arts & Entertainment: Arts and athletics are woven into the campus culture. Our Peck School of the Arts is one of the premier arts programmers in Milwaukee, hosting more than 300 events yearly – many of them are free to students.

Clubs & Organizations: More than 300 student-led organizations span the interest and cultural spectrum of Wisconsin’s most diverse university. Not sure where to start? Let the Center for Student Involvement help you get involved.

Volunteerism & Leadership: Make an impact on UWM and Milwaukee. Take a Spring Break trip with Habitat for Humanity. Coordinate a food drive. Run for an elected position in a student organization. Find out more at the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research.

Athletics: Go Panthers! Panther Athletics offers year-round spectator-sport opportunities, across 15 Division I sports and more than 300 student-athletes.

The UWM Union – the capital of campus: Bowl, spelunk, ski and play ping-pong. Get closer to arts and culture beyond your own perspective. See a movie. Make new friends. Get smarter: Distinguished Lecture Series, Get grub: Gasthaus Entertainment Series, Get bowling: Union Recreation Center, Get creative: Studio Arts and Craft Centre, Get popcorn: UWM Union Theatre, Get culture: UWM Union Sociocultural. There’s more to the Union than we could possibly fit here, or than you could do in a year. For more on what to do and where to eat: UWM Union

Cultural Centers & Programming: From Cinco de Mayo to Kwanzaa, scholarship receptions to a talk by Pulitzer-Prize winners, the UWM Union is home to drop-in student centers, cultural celebrations and relevant programs and performances. Get book-smarter: UWM Libraries Events, Get multicultural: Multicultural Student Centers, Get resources: Women’s Resource Center, Get diversity: LGBT Resource Center, Shekóli: American Indian Student Services, Hamjambo: Black Cultural Center, ¡Bienvenidos!: Roberto Hernández Center, Sabaidee: Southeast Asian-American Student Services