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.

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:
  • Academic choice

    UWM offers nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields.
  • Flexibility

    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.
  • Career connections

    More than 1,700 companies recruit at UWM each year, offering internships and full-time jobs.
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