March 2022 Student E-newsletter

Exterior shot of the Zilber School Building in downtown Milwaukee

UWM COVID-19 UPDATES

UWM to Lift Mask Requirement March 19
We are making this change in response to a directive from UW System that reflects declining infection rates on UW campuses, and a high vaccination rate among faculty, staff and students. Consistent with the System guidance, other UW campuses are also lifting their mask requirements in March. Many communities, including the City of Milwaukee, are making similar changes.

While UWM is eliminating the mask requirement in campus buildings, we will continue to strongly recommend, in accordance with CDC guidance, that students, employees and visitors wear masks when inside public spaces on campuses. In moving from a requirement to a strong recommendation to wear masks, we hope all members of our community will support efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy. Some campus units, including Norris Health Center, the Children’s Learning Center, health care professional training programs and UWM campus shuttles will continue to require the use of masks. N95 and surgical masks will continue to be available for free on our campuses, and we urge all members of our community to stay up to date on their vaccinations.

EVENTS

MCN Student Voices Listening Session – happening Tuesday, March 15th at 1:30pm in the Union Fireside Lounge Calling all BIPOC students! Tell the MCN (Multicultural Network) what UWM needs to do to become more inclusive. We want to hear directly from you! The session takes place March 15th at 1:30pm in the Union Fireside Lounge. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Please register to attend. Want to volunteer to take notes that day? Sign up HERE!

Getting ready to graduate (financial perspective) – register by Monday, March 14th; event taking place Wednesday, March 16th @ 4:30-5:30pm Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series with UWM’s Financial Aid Office and UWM’s Graduate School. This session is catered to graduate students preparing to graduate. We will discuss payment plans, exit counseling, and myriad other topics. Preparing for graduation can be stressful, but we are here to assist in the process. Please come with any questions you may have regarding the above topics, and maybe even some curveballs regarding more circumstantial questions. Lead by Cynthia Reindl, M.S., Senior Financial Aid Advisor. Please register (and any questions) to Erin C. Fox at foxe@uwm.edu by the end of the day, March 14, 2022. Here a link to the event: https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/event/getting-ready-to-graduate-financial-perspective/

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