Students begin moving into residence halls Aug. 29

MILWAUKEE _ More than 3,300 students are moving into the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s residence halls starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

UWM staff from University Housing, Undergraduate Admissions and the Student Health and Wellness Center will be available for media interviews from 8-9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, outside of Sandburg Residence Hall, 3400 N. Maryland Ave.

Photographers and videographers will be able to take photos and shoot footage in the lobby and other common spaces at Sandburg during that same time period. Photographs or video can be shot in student rooms only by invitation from students occupying those rooms.

Move-in will be staggered throughout the week of Aug. 29 at Sandburg to allow for a smooth transition into the halls. Move-in at the other UWM residence halls – Cambridge Commons, Riverview and Kenilworth Square Apartments – will also take place during the week, with arrival times similarly spread out to avoid overcrowding in parking garages and elevators.

UWM housing is near capacity for the fall, with some rooms left vacant to support students who may need to quarantine.

University Housing is in its final year of a multiyear renovation project. Sandburg West Tower will be unoccupied for the 2022-2023 school year so that workers can update bathrooms, install new kitchenettes and upgrade elevator cars to stop on all floors.

By the numbers

Some other interesting statistics and fun facts from University Housing about move-in:

  • 31: Number of states that UWM residents will be traveling from to move into residence halls
  • 46: Number of countries represented by University Housing residents
  • 105: Number of hours dedicated to training student resident assistants
  • 198: On average, the number of students scheduled to arrive per hour at UWM’s five residence halls combined
  • About 300: Number of moving carts in use per hour to help residents roll their belongings up to their rooms
  • 926: Number of lofts delivered to residence halls, with 359 needing assembly before move-in
  • About 45,000: The number of feet of shrink wrap used to help secure residents’ belongings as they move them from street level to their rooms