First Year Students

Welcome to UWM! Follow the links below to find out more about information that is important for you during your first year at UWM

New Freshman Next Steps Checklist
Came to Orientation but not sure what to do next? This checklist will point you in the right direction!

New Transfer & Adult Students Next Steps Checklist
Came to Orientation but not sure what to do next? This checklist will point you in the right direction!

New Freshmen: Panther Academic Welcome
Check out our page for more details on the official start of your time as a Panther!

New Transfer & Adult Students: Transfer & Adult Student Welcome Day
Join for TAWD! Get comfortable with campus, make friends, and develop a plan to succeed in your first semester as a Panther!

Fall Welcome
Attend Fall Welcome events to make friends and get to know your new home!

Healthy Decisions: Alcohol & Other Drugs
Looking for some direction on making healthy choices surrounding alcohol or drugs? Here are the Basics.

Student Success Center – Peer Mentor
Your Peer Mentor is here to support you through your first year! Ask them questions about accessing resources, making friends, and getting involved!

New Student Orientation or Transfer & Adult Student Orientation
Haven’t come to Orientation yet? Go here for more information, to sign up, or to review resources to stay connected after attending a program!

Consumer Information
Know your rights. Go here to learn more about financial aid and federal regulations.

Commitment to Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression
The UW System has a tradition of supporting Academic Freedom. Learn more here.