As a military-friendly university, UWM is proud of our dynamic and diverse campus community of more than 1,000 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. When you join that community, you’ll be immediately supported with the resources you need to reach your academic and career goals. Thank you for giving your time and talents in service to our country.
Be Part of a Community
More veterans enroll at UWM than at any other university in Wisconsin, which means you’ll find fellow classmates who understand and relate to your past experiences, current needs, and hopes for the future. Plus, there are year-round events specifically for our military students. Dance the night away at the Military and Veterans Ball, compete in the Armed Forces Challenge and celebrate your peers at the military and veterans graduation ceremony.
Let Us Serve You
During Veterans Week, UWM and community leaders join together to serve brunch to veterans studying or working at UWM, veterans in the community and current service members. The brunch is one way the university says thank you to veterans and service members for their service to our country.
Military and Veterans Ball
The annual event includes a dinner, dancing, guest speakers and a silent auction to benefit charities with ties to the military or veterans organizations. Customarily, it serves as the start of Veterans Week at UWM.
Veterans and service members are recognized during commencement at UWM. In addition, the Military and Veterans Resource Center and the Student Veterans of America-UWM Chapter sponsor a graduation ceremony specifically for veterans and service members with guest speakers and a reception afterward. At that ceremony, graduates receive red, white and blue honor cords to wear at the university’s main commencement.
Resources for Success
You don’t have to go it alone at UWM. Whether you need one-on-one tutoring, career coaching or help understanding military education benefits, we’ve got you covered.
Your Education, Your Way
A great education isn’t one-size-fits-all. At UWM, build the program that you want with:
UWM offers nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields.
With the state’s largest online education program, UWM lets you take classes when and where you want.
Credit for military experience
The UW Flexible Option includes self-paced, competency-based degree and certificate programs that let you demonstrate what you know and get credit for your military training and experience.
More than 1,700 companies recruit at UWM each year, offering internships and full-time jobs.
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Advance Your Career
Whether you need help with a resume, an internship or an introduction, UWM has the resources and connections to help you get ahead. Our Career Planning and Resource Center works with hundreds of businesses each year to set up networking events, and we welcomed 2,808 companies to campus last year to recruit. The center also provides resume assistance and practice interviews and helps set up internships, job shadowing and mentorships.