UWM to hold virtual commencement on Dec. 20

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will award more than 1,800 degrees in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 20. The ceremony will go live on YouTube at 10 a.m. Dec. 20. At that time, a link will become available on UWM’s graduation page. The ceremony is being held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university […]

UWM to shift mostly online after Thanksgiving break

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has decided to shift to primarily remote instruction after Thanksgiving recess. While UWM campuses have been relatively safe, the move comes as Wisconsin and the country have faced rapidly rising cases of COVID-19. The state has set records of new cases several times over the past week, and caseloads are threatening […]

UWM launches mandatory COVID-19 testing of students in residence halls

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is requiring testing for COVID-19 for all students who live in UWM residence halls in an effort to manage infections through early identification, contact tracing and quarantine. Campus health officials began administering antigen testing to a small cohort of students in August. That will be scaled up and moved to the […]

Regents approve bachelor’s program for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

A pioneer in water-focused research and the largest institution of its kind on the Great Lakes, the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee will offer its first undergraduate program beginning in Fall 2021. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved the university’s proposal for a bachelor’s program in freshwater sciences on Thursday, Aug. […]

UWM to hold virtual commencement on Aug. 16

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will award more than 3,400 degrees in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 16. The ceremony will go live on YouTube at 10 a.m. Aug. 16. At that time, the link will become available on UWM’s graduation page. The ceremony for Spring 2020 graduates had been postponed from May to October, […]

UWM reports high donor support, focuses on student success

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced its second-highest fundraising year in the history of the university. Between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, nearly 6,000 donors gave $35.2 million to the UWM Foundation, which supports UWM. In 2018, the university raised $38.6 million. “I am thrilled to announce this good news,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone […]