College is about experiencing new things, making new friends and exploring new places. At UWM you’ll grow, learn and have fun.
Our gorgeous, compact main campus, located just blocks from Lake Michigan and a short bus ride from downtown, offers everything you need to live it up when your classes are done for the day. From hundreds of student organizations to amazing internships and all the amenities of a major city, the possibilities at UWM are endless.
Life at UWM
College is an all-hours-of-the-day experience, and you’ll find plenty to explore outside of classes at UWM! Rock out at our annual Pantherfest concert. Cheer on our 15 NCAA D1 athletic teams. Celebrate nerd culture at Geek Week. Take part in the largest drag show in the state of Wisconsin. The possibilities are endless.
Your Home at UWM
We want you to be comfortable here. Whether you’re moving into a residence hall for the first time, want a little bit more privacy or are searching for a house for you and your friends to call your own, we’ve got the options you want.
Flexible dining plans are available to meet your needs. Are you vegetarian, vegan or carnivore? Have food allergies? Going gluten free or paleo? Just feeling like cereal for dinner? We’ve got you covered!
Whether it’s by shuttle, bus, rental Bublr bikes or our door-to-door driver program, we have easy and sustainable options to get you around campus, downtown and back home.
Located just north of the Golda Meir Library, Sandburg’s three towers offer comfortable, suite-style living close to classes. It’s the perfect place to get to know the UWM campus and make friends. With laundry and dining facilities, a fitness room, study lounges and even its own movie theater, Sandburg has all the amenities you’ll want while settling into college life.
RiverView Residence Hall
Right next to the beautiful Milwaukee River, this residence hall is the perfect place for upperclassmen looking for a bit more independence. All utility costs, as well as cable and internet, are included in the price of a suite or single room, and there are kitchen facilities available for those not interested in a dining plan. A shuttle service offers door-to-door transit to UWM’s union and library.
Kenilworth Square Apartments
Centrally placed in Milwaukee’s vibrant east side, Kenilworth offers supremely comfortable accommodations for graduate and international students. Every apartment boasts a full kitchen, sitting area and furnished bedroom and some include in-unit laundry. Kenilworth features a fitness center, garage parking and 24-hour security, as well as door-to-door bus service to UWM’s union and library.
Living Learning Communities
Students looking for a living arrangement focused on their major or a variety of other interests can join one of our Living Learning Communities. LLCs house students with other like-minded individuals and provide unique activities and speakers. Communities centered around fields such as architecture, arts, childhood education, ASL, health studies and community engagement are available in residence halls at no more cost than traditional accommodations.
Looking to become a part of the vibrant community surrounding UWM? Our Neighborhood Housing Office can help you and your friends find an awesome house on Milwaukee’s exciting east side. With up-to-date listings of off-campus apartments and resources that help students thrive in their new accommodations, the NHO has all the tools you need to manage your own place.
Academic performance is only part of what employers look for. UWM provides wide-ranging extracurricular activities to build your skills and round out your resume.
Volunteer, join a student group or apply for one of many exciting internships with our partners. You’ll build connections that will last long past graduation!
The annual Pantherfest concert, science events during Geek Week and games at UREC Fest are just a few of the activities that make UWM students’ campus experience memorable.
A Vibrant City
At UWM, consider Milwaukee part of your campus. With a booming job market and many artistic and cultural opportunities, the city is a great place to build your future.
Attend dozens of ethnic, music and art festivals, explore the city’s rich restaurant scene and catch a game at Miller Park or the new Bucks arena. We encourage you to explore local happenings, as well as find opportunities for volunteering and employment.
Get Real-World Experience
Many UWM students benefit from internships that allow them to develop practical skills before graduation. Internships give students on-the-job experience as well as networking opportunities with more than 1,400 Milwaukee-area employers. Students also can receive academic credit for their internships. Graduating with an internship experience helps graduates boost their resumes and impress future employers. According to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook, nearly 91 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience.
Happy, Healthy and In Shape
These are going to be some of the best years of your life and we want to make sure you feel good enough to make the most of them.
Recreational, nutritional and mental health programs are available, as well as affordable bike rentals and access to our state of the art athletic facility.