September 2017 @ #UWMSocial

By Taylor Strickland, Digital Communications Intern

School is back in session! With all of our Panthers back on campus, we made the most of our social content for back-to-school season. As the fall semester speeds into autumn weather, let’s look back on the sunny days of September!


Welcoming Class of 2021 was no small event! We wanted to bring our newest freshmen into the Panther family with style, so we brought in the big guns: drones! Aside from #Pantherfest, this may have been the largest #FallWelcome event we put on. The post reached 101,975 people with 48,938 views, 1.5K reactions, 67 comments and 332 shares.

Welcome to UWM, Class of 2021!

We officially welcomed thousands of our newest Panthers to campus yesterday at University Welcome. Chancellor Mark Mone greeted the Class of 2021 before the group celebrated with a class photo and the traditional coin toss into the fountain. Welcome to UWM!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Saturday, September 2, 2017

One of our Panthers’ favorite #FallWelcome events is #Pantherfest! However, despite all the excitement for a private concert, there is also a lot of hate. This year, the #Pantherfest Working Group decided to share their thoughts on student reactions to the artist announcement – Jimmy Kimmel style! With a reach of 30,855, the video received 9,972 views, 201 reactions, 26 comments and 32 shares.

UWM Mean Tweets: Pantherfest

With Pantherfest right around the corner, the Pantherfest Working Group, who sets up the concert every year, decided to take a look at how students reacted to the artist announcement – Jimmy Kimmel style. We love our outspoken Panther community and hope to see you ALL at the show tomorrow:

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, September 7, 2017

After working hard for two years, we announced our campaign Made in Milwaukee, Shaping UWM. With a goal of $200 million, we were happy to see that the video was so well received! The post reached 26,546 and received 10,260 view, 258 reactions, 6 comments and 91 shares.

Made in Milwaukee, Shaping the World: The Campaign for UWM

Made in Milwaukee, Shaping the World: The Campaign for UWM is a commitment to build on UWM’s strong foundation and to firmly establish our national reputation among urban research universities by bolstering student success, research excellence and university engagement.Today, UWM announced its $200 million fundraising campaign – largest in its history. Learn more:

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, September 25, 2017


…And get loud is exactly what our Panthers did. Not only did KYLE put on a high-energy, super duper fun show at #Pantherfest, but he also retweeted the tweet we put out! With his help, the post got 76,008 impressions, 584 likes and 73 retweets.

We couldn’t be more #PantherProud of Jennifer Grokowsky and our #UWM ASL interpreters who joined the Milwaukee Brewers on the field for the National Anthem! Their performance earned 21,196 impressions, 50 likes and 13 retweets.

The month of September brings about that time of year when you aren’t exactly sure what season it really is. Some days it’s 90 degrees, and other days it’s 50 degrees. However, our Panthers were pretty excited to discover they’d be able to enjoy the last weekend of summer at Bradford Beach – so much so that the post earned 8,447,  79 likes and 13 retweets.


A yearly tradition, our news Panthers gathered in front of Mitchell Hall to take their iconic class photo. Amidst the sea of black and gold, our incoming freshmen enjoyed mingling, a word from Chancellor More and a scrumptious dinner. Class of 2021 enjoyed the evening so much they gave us 1,633 likes. Let’s give them a warm welcome to the UWM family.

Welcome to UWM, Class of 2021! ??

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When things got down to business on the first day of classes, our Panthers could be found in every classroom and lecture hall across campus. But between classes, Spaights Plaza was the spot to be! This shot of our students catching some live music earned 948 likes!

Happy first day of classes, Panthers! It's good to have you back ??

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Towards the middle of the month, autumn started to show its face, and the Panther family was quick to take advantage. These students found a lovely spot for a study break nestled in the orange leaves and earned themselves a total of 950 likes.

Today's weather has us feeling like ????

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Snapchat got groovy this month at the last NEWaukee Night Market of the summer! We saw dancing, s’more making, crafts and so much more!

September was a month jam-packed with fun, and though we’re sad to see it go, we can’t wait too see what this academic year will bring us! Here’s hoping we continue to see plenty of great content on #UWMSocial.