Hailey Kankderski and Lucy Cameron help wrap a student's belongings to secure them for transport to their room in Sandburg Residence Hall. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students join in on a campus traditions by tossing a coin into the fountain and celebrating the beginning of their journey as Panthers. The students will receive the coins again upon graduation. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM students Ethan Monka (from left), Isaac Ferguson, Cameron Payson Glavin, and Taylor Udelhofen take a boat tour on the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, part of Fall Welcome. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Laylah Hermann and Maddie Ledwitch tie-dye shirts at Spaights Plaza together. The event was organized by the Studio Arts & Craft Centre. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
A visit to Bradford Beach was one of dozens of events during Fall Welcome where students could have fun and meet other students as they returned to the campus. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Boa Lee and Ellie Kuhlmann swing together in a hammock at Campus Campout. The event is organized by UWM Outdoor Pursuits. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students commemorate their first day of Fall 2021 with a professional photo with the iconic panther statue. The event is organized by the UWM Alumni Association. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM students were greeted with a full slate of Fall Welcome 2021 activities to start the new school year. For many students, it was the first time had returned to campus since early in the pandemic.
Students enjoyed campus traditions, outdoor films, campouts, a boat tour on Lake Michigan, fun at Bradford Beach and more.