Safe (and fun!) Summer Quarantine Activities

Hey UWM students! The NHO compiled a list of safe, fun things for you to do this summer with your roommates while still maintaining social distancing guidelines. Have fun!

  1. Have a video chat party with your friends!
  2. Play board games over video chat with your friends.
  3. Join one of UWM’s 300+ student organizations.
  4. Carryout at Oakland Gyros, an East Side landmark.
  5. Have a tailgate in your backyard and watch reruns of Brewer’s games.
  6. Host a virtual watch party for the restart of the NBA season.
  7. Sit in a sunburst chair and enjoy the view at Colectivo Coffee Lakefront.
  8. Do a virtual live workout with the staff on the University’s Recreational Instagram page.
  9. Visit Milwaukee’s Black Cat Mural Alley and take a picture.
  10. Grab a slice at Ian’s Pizza on North Avenue for take out!
  11. Play a game of volleyball or catch some rays at Bradford Beach, Milwaukee’s largest public beach.
  12. Wear UWM apparel on a walk and show your Panther Pride.
  13. Eat lunch by the fountain outside of Curtin Hall.
  14. Visit the Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third Ward.
  15. Find the North Point Light Station in Lake Park.
  16. Try some of Milwaukee’s famous frozen custard.
  17. Walk through Downer Woods, UWM’s 11.1 acre preserved nature area.
  18. See an outdoor movie under the stars.
  19. Head down to the Milwaukee River Walk and take a photo with the Bronze Fonz.
  20. Run, walk, or bike the Oak Leaf or Hank Aaron State Trails.
  21. Explore Milwaukee by bike! Bulbr Bikes are offering a FREE 30-Day pass throughout the entire month of June. All Milwaukee County residents can take advantage of this offer by signing up on Bublr.
  22. Peruse the NASA media library here.
  23. Bake yourself some sourdough bread or your favorite treat.
  24. Watch 15 available Broadway plays for free.
  25. Practice self-care.
  26. Have a roommate meeting about how to be more considerate of one other, especially while you will likely be spending more time together.
  27. Knit or crochet.
  28. Clear out the common room at your off-campus rental and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies!
  29. Get educated on Black American history via books, shows, and documentaries.

What else should we add to our list? Email housing@uwm.edu or chat us at our Facebook page with suggestions!