Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance
UWM has Emergency Financial Aid available. For more information, see the Re-Opening FAQs.

SARUP has earmarked funds to assist our students who are in need of some extra support–to afford a proper computer, for improved internet access, and basic supplies. The UWM Dean of Students office is accepting applications for this assistance and distributing the funds. As always, if this does not work meet your needs, please contact your advisor or Interim Dean Nancy Frank,

Visiting SARUP

The building is open, but many of the faculty and staff members you may be looking for continue to work from home through the Fall semester. You can find email addresses for faculty and staff, and most adjunct faculty on our Directory page. If you are unsure who to contact or how, email or call 414-229-4014.

As always and everywhere, not just in SARUP:

  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between you and other people;
  • Wear a mask–you will receive two re-usable washable masks from UWM;
  • Wash your hands! Often.

Stay safe.

Key Distribution for Studios
Keys will be distributed to faculty. Faculty will distribute keys to students during the first week of the semester.
Computers and Software Help

Information about Hardware, Software
SARUP is Selling Computers for $100 to SARUP Students

Kurt Meingast to the rescue! Kurt has re-conditioned and made available computer workstations for students to buy so that they are ready for online instructions. He has about 20 ready and set to go out the door – more will be available.

We are selling these perfectly serviceable workstations (computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse) for just $100, including Windows 10 (activated and up-to-date).

Contact Kurt directly at if you have questions.

Specialized Design Software

Before classes being on March 30 we should have information for you about free student licenses for software and other solutions to help you do your work while away from SARUP.

Woodshop and RP Lab

Due to social distancing and disinfection requirements, it is not feasible to open the Wood Shop this fall. The RP lap will be open and will provide socially distanced service to students.

Student-faculty meetings
All Things International
All Things International
International students who have questions regarding international travel or immigration status should contact CIE. There are many implications that CIE needs to advise you on based on evolving government regulations and guidelines. Students can contact CIE by calling 414-229-4846 or emailing
Research Center
Sharadha ( is available every day to help with your portfolios, resumes, cover letters and job search strategies. Email her to set up a video/phone appointment.

In addition, as you research your projects, remember to contact her. She’s been researching more resources going online during this time, and can try and help you find relevant and quality materials.

As a start, you can find blogs and websites on architecture and planning HERE

Third Coast Design Centre
Third Coast Design Centre

As we plan to safely reopen, we remain conscious of our obligations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and have implemented changes to ensure the safety of students, staff, professors, and guests.

The biggest change is that a Virtual Ticket will be needed to get into the store. Students will be able to get their ticket on the app as long as they are within two miles of Third Coast. The ticket will show how many people are ahead of them and how long it’s taking us to serve each person. This will allow them to work on projects instead of waiting in line. The app will be available for download later this month on our website,

To minimize traffic in our store, kits for Architecture 100, 310, and 810 must be purchased online by August 28th, this will allow us time to prepare for the distribution of the kits. You will receive kit pick-up information closer to the start of the semester.

Additionally, all aisles will be one way, cleaning measures will be increased, and an acrylic shield will be installed at the front counter.

This is new territory for all of us. As we adapt to these new challenges, we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding.

We take pride in being a part of SARUP and encourage people to be kind, be safe, and take care of one another during this time.
And if we can help, let us know.