August 2017 @ #UWMSocial

By Monica Skipper, Digital Communications Intern

August was a month full of events, new rankings and welcoming new and old Panthers! Take a look at what #UWMSocial was up to this month and which posts flew off the radar.


Thousands of people joined us for UWM Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. The annual “Roar Like a Panther” contest had these kids giving Pounce a run for his money! #UWMSocial went live and received more than 3,300 views and reached more than 13,000 people.

Watch the finalists for the Roar Like a Panther Contest at UWM Day at the State Fair!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday, August 6, 2017

On August 23, students FINALLY found out who would headline this year’s Pantherfest, UWM’s biggest event of the year! The announcement video got 23,800 views, 265 shares and reached nearly 70,000 people.

Kyle, MisterWives and Kiiara to headline Pantherfest

We spy with our Panther eye…. Kyle, Misterwives and Kiiara performing at Pantherfest! Free tickets for UWM students starting Aug. 30. More info ➡️

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We love covering the excitement of move-in day. This year, we captured a Panther Minute and interviewed students moving into the residence halls. The video reached 35,000 people with 16,943 views, 423 likes and 50 shares.

Panther Minute: UWM Move-In Day

Nearly 4,000 students are expected to move in this week, including about 3,000 first-year students. We met some of the students moving into their new home. Welcome to UWM!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Everyone knows Milwaukee is the city of festivals, especially in the summer. This round-up video reached more than 7,500 people, 3,180 views and 126 likes.

Celebrate summer festivals minutes away from UWM

Milwaukee is known for packing its summer full of festivals that explore different cultures, foods and music. Have a look at just a few of the festivals and explore our city this weekend with Fall Welcome activities ➡️

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, August 31, 2017





We gave 30 reasons to be excited for move-in day, and it looks like Panthers were excited as well! This tweet received 6,794 impressions, 60 link clicks and 27 likes.

The Solar Eclipse was one of the biggest events this year, and UWM’s came out to celebrate with the UWM Planetarium. Minutes before the eclipse, we live tweeted a photo earning 16,743 impressions, 74 retweets and a total engagement of 1,251.

Again, Panthers were eagerly awaiting the Pantherfest announcement. The announcement video saw 29,536 impressions, 17,303 views, 115 retweets and 184 likes!



On the eve of move-in day, we gave students a birds-eye view of our beautiful campus. This post became our most-liked of the month at 913 likes.

We posted a round-up photo carousel of our eclipse event on the KIRC lawn receiving 859 likes.

We shared a photo of our ever-so-photogenic fountain, earning more than 850 likes! The view truly never gets old.




On August 24, faculty and staff welcomed students to UWM with U.N.I.T.E. (University Neighborhood Initiative To Engage). Students got free swag bags and even got to meet Chancellor Mark Mone. This Snapchat story saw nearly 3-thousand views!




UWM secured a spot on Campus Pride’s “Top 25 LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges & Universities” list, for the third year in a row. We are so Panther Proud of our community!

We are Panther Proud to be on Campus Pride's "Best of the Best" Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list for the third year in a row!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, August 28, 2017

The Sierra Club also named UWM as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university. Our post reached 24,869 people and was shared 118 times.

UWM has been named Wisconsin's leading sustainable university. Panther Proud!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Can’t wait to welcome all of our Panthers back to campus September 5. Happy fall semester!