Welcome to the neighborhood!
On behalf of the Neighborhood Housing Office (NHO), Dean of Students, and UWM Police (UWMPD), we welcome you to the UWM neighborhood, full of beautiful homes and friendly people in a diverse, caring, and an engaged community. Your neighbors will be a mix of both students and long-term residents, some of whom have called this community home for years. The safety and health of our off-campus student community is incredibly important. Below, we will provide an overview of tips and resources available to students including important information about COVID-19.
You and all UWM students are responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community both on- and off-campus. It is critical to lead by example and take health and safety precautions seriously. The Panther Community Health and Safety Standards and Interim COVID-related health and safety rules apply to anyone who is physically present on UWM grounds or campus or participating in a UWM-sponsored activity. Do your part to educate your peers on the importance of following these standards and rules as they are intended to keep you safe by limiting the potential spread of COVID-19, so all students can remain focused on their education.
The Dean of Students Office will work with students to address violations as needed, including students participating in unsafe gatherings on- or off-campus. As UWM Panthers, it is our duty to uphold our guiding values of ethical behavior, based on integrity, accountability, and responsibility, and maintaining a caring, compassionate, and collegial community characterized by mutual respect and safety. Please report concerns about compliance to the Dean of Students Office using the Report It form.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, UWM discourages in-person social gatherings with others who are not members of your household if social distancing cannot be maintained and face coverings cannot be worn.
UWM has a proactive relationship with area police departments. UWMPD, in cooperation with the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), will be in the neighborhood with additional officers during the busiest times of the year. Remember, as a UWM Panther you may be subject to the non-academic misconduct process (Chapter 17 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code) – even if the incident occurs in the neighborhood or out in the community. UWMPD and MPD officers are ultimately looking out for your well-being and will enforce appropriate laws if incidents arise. Citations can be issued for: excessive noise, disorderly conduct, public drinking, under-age possession of alcohol, obstructing a police officer, house parties with illegal activities, unpermitted flags/signage, and others.
We hope you’ll be an engaged member of the community! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these resources, be respectful, and be alert. We are here to assist you in having positive and safe experiences while living in the UWM neighborhood. We are glad to have you as a neighbor of UWM. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Adam Jussel – Dean of Students
Joe LeMire – UWM Police Chief
Alyssa Conrardy –
Neighborhood Housing & Relations Manager
Resources and considerations
- University Counseling Services is available for students in need.
- You@UWM is available for students to connect them with resources and educational tools.
- The various centers and student support offices are operating both in-person and virtually, including the student success center, CASE centers, and the Multicultural Centers.
- Campus will look different this Fall, and UWM is here for you. More information on how campus will look, and responses to your Frequently Asked Questions, are available here: https://uwm.edu/coronavirus/students/.
- Neighborhood Housing will be in touch with e-newsletters, peer-to-peer virtual visits, and more.
- We strongly advise you to purchase a renter’s insurance plan if you haven’t done so already. This is a low-cost solution to losses caused by incidents such as theft or fire.
- Should you have any repair issues with your rental unit, notify your landlord in writing, in a timely fashion.
- If issues go unresolved for an unreasonable amount of time (e.g.: if your heat goes out during winter, your front door lock breaks, or a toilet stops working), please file a complaint with the Department of Neighborhood Services.
- UWM’s University Legal Clinic is a great resource to take advantage of if you have questions about your lease, tenant rights and responsibilities, or other legal matters.
- Download the RAVE Guardian App today and take advantage of evening safety resources like B.O.S.S. vans to assist you in traveling around the community safely.
- Panthers Protect Panthers: Practice the 3 W’s
- Wash your hands
- Watch your distance
- Wear a mask
- Pick up your UWM branded face covering at the Student Union Information Desk.
- You are responsible for maintaining a clean neighborhood.
- Add your trash and recycling days to your calendar.
- Unless you schedule a pick-up with the city or a local 2nd-hand store, placing any furniture or trash on the curb outside of your trash and recycling cans is illegal and may result in fines from the city of Milwaukee.
- If there were items left on the curb from previous tenants when you moved in or if you are missing trash or recycling bins, contact your landlord or property manager as soon as possible.
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