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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! Cheer on our 15 NCAA D1 athletic teams. Celebrate nerd culture at Geek Week. Explore hundreds of student orgs or start one of your own. 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.

Sandburg hall
Keep close to classes and make new friends. Rooms are suite-based so don’t worry, the bathroom line won’t be long!
Riverview Hall
Live more independently. Kitchen facilities, less supervision and a bit of separation from the bustle of campus.
Graduate and International Housing
Get an apartment in the heart of Milwaukee’s east side while still enjoying the amenities of on-campus living.
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Live with people fascinated by the same things you are. Participate in group events and listen to speakers focused on your major.
Neighborhood surrounding the UWM campus
Find a perfect off-campus spot in the historic neighborhood surrounding UWM.

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.

Get Involved

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!

300student organizations

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.

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.

Students participating in the annual Panther Prowl
More than 1,000 people participate every fall in the UWM Panther Prowl sponsored by UWM’s Alumni Association. The annual 5K race has brought in more than $300,000 for student scholarships.
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Plan Your Campus Visit

The best way to understand what makes UWM so special is to see it for yourself.