September 2018 @ #UWMSocial

By Olivia Mobley, Digital Communications Intern

The first month of the semester flew by on #UWMSocial! Students admired our beautiful campus and got in the fall spirit with everything from Fall Welcome to Pantherfest!


We rang in the new school year with an awesome recap video of University Welcome festivities! This video reached an impressive 89,617 people with 2,555 reactions, 33,793 video views and 6,892 clicks.

Welcome to UWM, Class of 2022!

Chancellor Mark Mone officially welcomed the Class of 2022 before they celebrated with a class photo and the traditional coin toss into the fountain. Welcome, new Panthers! 🐾 Here's to your new journey!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, September 3, 2018


Later in the month, we posted another recap video of ALL the fun Fall Welcome events we had for our students this year, from boat tours to Pantherfest! This video reached 53,013 people with 866 reactions, 16,878 video views and 3,141 clicks.

Fall Welcome 2018

Over the last two weeks, we welcomed thousands of students to UWM with more than 100 events. From biking along the lakefront, to trolley tours around the city, to dancing the night away at Pantherfest, who could ask for more? Have a great year, Panthers!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday, September 9, 2018


Of course, Chancellor Mark Mone wanted to get in on all the fall fun we’ve had this month and agreed to do a Vogue-inspired 73 Questions interview with us! This video reached 38,298 people with 596 reactions, 17,463 video views and 2,467 clicks.

73 Questions with Chancellor Mark Mone | UWM Edition

Want to know more about Chancellor Mark Mone? So did we, so we asked him #73questions! From his childhood dreams 🌈 to his ideal duet partner 🎤, we have the scoop in this Vogue-inspired interview!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, September 17, 2018



On Instagram, it was all about the views 🙌. This beautiful aerial shot featuring the Milwaukee lakefront received 1,408 likes!


Then of course, views from the long-awaited Pantherfest concert with Khalid & lovelytheband were amazing. This carousel received 1,007 likes.


Topping off the month was another beautiful photo, this time a breathtaking sunset repost. This photo received 1,419 likes.



On Twitter students were showing energy and excitement for starting the new school year. The class photo received 15,149 impressions, 202 likes and 59 retweets.


On another note, UWM was named one of the nation’s top LGBT-friendly universities for the fourth year in a row! This proud moment received 25,701 impressions, 24 likes and 7 retweets.


Coming full circle back to Pantherfest feels, this live-tweet from Khalid’s stellar performance received 27,675 impressions, 166 likes and 12 retweets.


With the first month of the new school year under our belts, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store on #UWMSocial. As October approaches, good luck with midterms, Panthers!