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
Join a Strong Community
ROTC at UWM
Army ROTC is a program that combines military science electives with leadership development. It prepares full-time UW-Milwaukee students to become Army officers.
The ROTC program involves weekly physical training, a leadership lab and a military science class. ROTC students also do field training at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
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 Military and Veterans Ball is an annual campus highlight. This formal event includes a great dinner and dancing. Plus, guest speakers and a silent auction to benefit charities with ties to military and veteran organizations. The ball also helps veterans and military students strengthen their military community connections.
UWM recognizes veterans and service members during commencement at UWM. There’s also a graduation ceremony specifically for veterans and service members. It’s sponsored by the Military and Veterans Resource Center and the Student Veterans of America-UWM Chapter. The ceremony features guest speakers and there’s a reception after. Graduates receive red, white and blue honor cords to wear at UWM’s main commencement.
Campus Resources for Military & Veteran Students
Your Education, Your Way
UWM offers more than 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.