UWM is a military-friendly university. We have a diverse campus community of more than 1,000 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. Here’s why so many choose us:
- Military Friendly ranked UW-Milwaukee as a Top 10 military-friendly school for 2022-23.
- We’re one of only a dozen universities in the nation that offers a full range of military services and offices on campus.
- You’ll also find support and resources that help you reach your academic and career goals.
Resources for Military and Veteran Students and Families
Let Us Serve You
During Veterans Week, UWM and community leaders serve brunch to veterans who are studying or working at UWM and veterans in the community. Current service members are also welcome. The brunch is one way UWM says thank you to veterans and military service members for their service.
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.