Casa Abierta 2018

Casa Abierta – Bilingual Open House
January 27, 2018  from 7:30am – 2:00pm
Register HERE today!


We know a student doesn’t make the decision to attend college on their own. Family plays a large role in supporting and nurturing students as they make these life-changing decisions. Not all family members are comfortable with English as a first language and we want to make sure everyone gets the information they need, in the way they need it, to help students become future Panthers!

Students will be able to:
• participate in a resource fair
• take part in breakout sessions about high school preparation, admission to UWM and financial aid
• attend a student panel; ask questions and get the answers from the student perspective
• enjoy a campus tour

Entendemos que para un estudiante la decisión de asistir a una Universidad no es una que él/ella hace por sí solo. La familia es una fuente de apoyo muy importante para el estudiante cuando se trata de hacer decisiones. Queremos que todos los estudiantes y sus familias se sientan cómodos usando su primer idioma (Español) y que puedan recibir la información necesaria para poder asistir a nuestra universidad.
En este evento tendrán la oportunidad de participar en:
• Una feria de recursos e información
• Talleres de Preparación para el colegio, admisiones, y asistencia económica.
• Podrán hacer preguntas a un panel de estudiantes exitosos
• Tomar un tour de la universidad.

Multicultural Research & Writing Help

Come talk with our graduate research assistants from the UWM libraries for help with your class assignments. Areas of help include:

⭐️ Finding The Right Sources For Your Paper
⭐️ Using Campus Research Resources
⭐️ Creating A Bibliography
⭐️ Citing Sources
⭐️ And More Just Ask!

Please note: Research & Writing Help will also be available at multiple locations throughout November & December. See below for details:

MONDAYS 10 AM – 12 PM ✨

  • November 6  – Black Cultural Center
  • November 13 – American Indian Student Services
  • November 27 – African American Student Academic Services
  • December 4 – Roberto Hernández Center
  • December 11 – Southeast Asian Student Services

✨ THURSDAYS 11 AM – 1 PM ✨

  • November 9 – American Indian Student Services
  • November 16 – Black Cultural Center
  • November 30 – Roberto Hernández Center
  • December 7 – Southeast Asian Student Services
  • December 14 – African American Student Academic Services

Multicultural Career Counseling

Come talk with Career Counselors from the Career Planning & Resource Center (CPARC) about where you want to go, what you want to do and how to get there!
⭐️ Career Planning    ⭐️ Job Search   ⭐️ Internships
⭐️ On-campus jobs    ⭐️ Interviewing Skills  ⭐️ Linked-in Review
 
Please note: Career Counseling will also be available at multiple locations all throughout November. See below for details:
Tuesdays 11am – 1pm
  • November 7th – African American Student Academic Services
  • November 14th – American Indian Student Services
  • November 21st – Black Cultural Center
  • November 28th – Roberto Hernández Center
  • December 5th – Southeast Asian Student Services
Wednesdays 10am – 12pm
  • November 8th – American Indian Student Services
  • November 15th – Black Cultural Center
  • November 22nd – Roberto Hernández Center
  • November 29th – Southeast Asian Student Services
  • December 6th – African American Student Academic Services

FAFSA Help

FAFSA  Application Renewal Help for Current UWM Students

What to Bring:

  • Information that has changed since last year such as income, assets & taxes. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to automatically update your most recent tax information).
  • Your FSA ID — to access your original FAFSA, which already has your answers pre-filled using the data from the previous year.
  • Your 2016 tax return
  • Your parents’ FSA ID and 2016 tax return

Why Renew?

Financial and family circumstances can change from year to year, you must complete and submit your FAFSA for each academic year you wish to receive financial aid.

The FAFSA renewal is for students who have already completed the FAFSA the previous year. If you’re a returning student, you have the option of renewing your FAFSA or completing a new FAFSA if your circumstances have changed significantly. Filing a renewal takes less time than it would normally take to answer all questions on the FAFSA, as much of it is already pre-populated for your convenience.

Intern in Britain

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is now seeking applicants for our internship programme for spring 2018. 

This opportunity is a great fit for:

1. Study abroad students seeking to gain work experience alongside their studies in the UK (Student must be on a Tier 4 Student Visa.)

2. Recent graduates eligible to travel on the BUNAC Intern in Britain programme (Tier 5 visa, up to 6 months) For more information, see: http://www.bunac.org/usa/interninbritain/eligibility.aspx

Interns join a small, but dynamic and highly-motivated team of staff. We try to ensure interns have a 50-50 balance between our day-to-day work and special projects they take ownership over.

Applications are welcome from a variety of fields.  However, we tend to find most applicants come from international relations, marketing, communications, political science, international/higher education, student affairs, education or non-profit backgrounds.

Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length. We will begin reviewing applications immediately on a rolling basis. To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to intern@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Awards Internship” or “Advising Internship”.

Internships are a great fit for UK students who have had study experience in the US, American study abroad students seeking to maximize their time in London, or for recent graduates able to come to the UK on BUNAC’s Intern in Britain programme.  Please note applicants must demonstrate the legal right to work in the UK, most commonly via a Tier 4 Student Visa or Tier 5 for BUNAC.  For more information, see: http://www.bunac.org/usa/interninbritain/eligibility.aspx

In previous years, interns have come from international relations, marketing, communications, political science, international/higher education, student affairs, education or non-profit backgrounds.  However, we welcome applicants from all fields and are looking for students with a keen interest in our work.

Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length.

To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to intern@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Awards Internship” or “Advising Internship”. We will begin reviewing applications immediately on a rolling basis.

Full details about the available internships can be found here:
 http://fulbright.org.uk/about-us/internships-and-volunteering

Prospective Students Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

Prospective Students Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering help with admissions and in-state tuition to Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria and other out-of-state students affected by recent natural disasters.

UWM  is providing assistance to these prospective students, recognizing that power outages have made routine transactions, such as obtaining high school or college transcripts, difficult or even impossible.

Puerto Rican and other out-of-state students, who have been affected by recent natural disasters and applying for admission to UWM for the spring 2018 semester, can apply for a tuition reduction through an established process for students facing extenuating circumstances. If granted, the reduction would cover the non-resident portion of their tuition, giving them in-state tuition for the spring 2018 semester. Students would need to obtain bona fide Wisconsin residency or submit an appeal to determine eligibility for in-state tuition for future semesters.

Admissions officers will review students’ online applications and any academic records they can provide. They also will look at previous years’ financial aid records help determine year in school and additional aid eligibility.  Application fee waivers will also be provided.

If students can’t provide official academic records, admissions officers may consider unofficial transcripts, test scores or other documents. They also may use placement testing and individual interviews to help in admission and registration decisions.

Students affected by these disasters can receive more information regarding disaster relief assistance by filling out the form below and an advisor will be in contact with you.  If you’d prefer to call or connect through social media or email, go to uwm.edu/contact and refer to UWM’s Natural Disaster Admissions Relief program in your inquiry.

We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to those affected, and stand in strong support as the rebuilding of lives and communities continues.

Student-led Brown Bag Series

Starting this Fall, once a month the RHC will host a student-led Brown Bag discussion on topics important to students.