Get to Know UWM 2021

Orientation is just the beginning! New Panthers starting in the Summer or Fall 2021 are encouraged to check out the huge variety of opportunities to connect and resources below! Our Orientation Leaders and campus departments are excited to get to know you and help you understand how you’ll be supported now that you’re part of the Panther Family!

Live Presentations
Campus Meet & Greet live virtual sessions will take place throughout the summer. These sessions provide great opportunities to connect with staff and learn more about campus resources and campus life. Check out the descriptions below for information about each of the sessions!

Sessions are held on the following dates: June 17, July 15, August 5, and August 17.

Time Session Access Session Session Description
3:00 – 3:30 pm Academic Support: Tutoring, Mentorship, Supplemental Instruction (Student Success Center) Join Here! Learn about resources that support personal and academic success like tutoring, supplemental instruction, and Peer Mentoring.
3:00 – 3:30 pm UW Credit Union Join Here! The UWCU is UWM’s trusted partner in banking and financial literacy outreach—come to this session to learn what the UWCU can offer you!
3:30 – 4:00 pm Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) Join Here! MAVRC is here to support military and veteran students, join for this session to learn about the community you can tap into on campus.
3:30 – 4:00 pm Accessibility Resource Center Join Here!
3:30 – 4:00 pm Honors College Join Here! Join Honors Faculty to get your questions answered and learn about the Honors program at UWM 
4:00 – 4:30 pm Study Abroad Join Here! From Milwaukee to the world, learn about study abroad opportunities offered at UWM 
4:00 – 4:30 pm Writing Center Join Here! Writing at the college level is new, the WRC can help through one-on-one appointments and peer-writing assistance 
4:00 – 4:30 pm Women’s Resource Center Join Here! Learn about the programs and events offered by the WRC. 
4:30-5:00p Office of Undergraduate Research Join Here! Undergraduate research is an outstanding way to enhance your experience, your education, and your resume! Come to learn more!
4:30-5:00p Career Planning and Resource Center(CPARC) Join Here! Find your passion and build your professional skills through resume and interview support services, the career closet, and career fairs 
4:30-5:00p LGBTQ+ Resource Center Join Here! Learn about: what the resource center offers, campus events, and resources for LGBTQ+ students 
5:00-5:30p University Information Technology Services (UITS) Join Here! Take advantage of technology resources such as the Help Desk, Office 365, and free or discounted software 
5:00-5:30p Center for Community Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) Join Here! Learn how to become engaged with the Milwaukee community through service and how community engagement can benefit you academically and professionally 
5:00-5:30p Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Join Here! Services including financial aid literacy supportassistance exploring and applying for scholarships, and mentorship throughout your time at UWM—primarily for non-traditionally aged students 
5:30-6:00p University Recreation (UREC) Join Here! UREC offers fitness facilities, Outdoor Pursuits office, Intramural sports programs, and more 
5:30-6:00p Spiritual & Religious Communities Join Here! Come learn about how to get involved while building community around your faith—may campus and community partners are represented!
6:00-6:30p Books by eCampus Join Here! Understand ordering, returning, and selling textbooks 
6:00-6:30p UWM Libraries Join Here! Learn about the Golda Meir Library and what it offers students like online resources, research consultants, and quiet study spaces 
6:00-6:30p ROTC Join Here! Understand more about Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, along with the reasons people desire to be an Army Officer and benefits of doing so 
6:30-7:00 Life Impact Program Join Here! Session for student’s with children—come learn what additional support is available to you!
6:30-7:00p Student Association Join Here! On-campus student government system, how you can get involved, and benefits of doing so 
Student Late Night Programming

Student late-night programming offers you a way to stay virtually connected to your fellow Panthers! Join the fun from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are with your laptop or phone)!

Monday Evenings: June 7, 14, 21, 29; July 12, 19, 26; and August 2, 9

Time Activity Access Session Session Description
7:00 – 8:00 pm Do It Yourself: Journaling Join Here! Come together to socialize, support one another, and engage in self-reflection through journaling. This is a free-writing experience to reflect on your day, share personal stories, or make lists.
8:00 – 9:00 pm Dare to Play: Jackbox Join Here! Come play fun mini-games with others. You can join using your phone or computer to participate in Jackbox Party Games.

Wednesday Evenings: June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28

Time Activity Access Session Session Description
7:00 – 8:00 pm Do-It-Yourself: Virtual Arts & Crafts Join Here! Come together to socialize, be creative, and engage in fun craft projects. All art forms are welcome including coloring, origami, knitting, painting, and more.
8:00 – 9:00 pm Dare to Play: Virtual Escape Room Join Here! Join a virtual escape room to explore and collaborate with your peers to find clues, solve puzzles, and decode riddles.
Panther Connections (Affinity Spaces)

Panther Connections (Affinity Spaces) are an opportunity to reaffirm and connect with others who might have a similar identity as you! Affinity Spaces are open to UW-Milwaukee students and are a great way to meet people before the start of the new semester. You can attend as many Affinity Spaces that you identify within. To learn more about Affinity Spaces, click here.

Panther Connections (Affinity Spaces) are held on the following dates: June 17, July 15, August 5, and August 17.

Time Access Session Panther Connections (Affinity Space) Sessions
12:15 – 1:00pm Join Here! American Indian Students (hosted by American Indian Student Center)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Join Here! Black & African American Students (hosted by Black Student Cultural Center)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Join Here! Latinx Students (hosted by Roberto Hernandez Center)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Join Here! Asian American Students (hosted by Southeast Asian American Student Center)
7:00 – 7: 45 pm Join Here! Adult & Parent Students
7:00 – 7:45 pm Join Here! Commuter Students
7:00 – 7:45 pm Join Here! First-Generation Students
7:00 – 7:45 pm Join Here! Military & Veteran Students (hosted by Military & Veteran Resource Center)
Pre-Recorded Campus Meet & Greet Videos
Campus resources are here to help you achieve a successful first year of college! Get familiarized by learning about your network of support in short-form videos, highlighting what each resource does for you!

Many of our partners have developed short videos to give you perspective on what they have to offer, check out these Meet & Greet videos below! Learn about UWM Athletics, our Student Cultural Centers, the Norris Health Center, and more!

Accessibility Resource Center
Black Student Cultural Center
Books by eCampus
Career Planning and Resource Center
Cashier’s Office
Center for Community-Based Leadership, Learning and Research
Center for International Education
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Honors College
Life Impact Program
LGBTQ Resource Center
Norris Health Center
Office of Undergraduate Research
ROTC
Restaurant Operations
Roberto Hernández Center
Spiritual & Religious Communities
Student Association
Student Involvement
UWM Athletics
UWM Libraries
University Information Technology
Women’s Resource Center

Orientation Leader Office Hours
Our Orientation Leaders are working hard to help you have a successful transition to UWM! Have questions about how to register for classes, life at UWM, making friends, and/or getting involved? Pop into our Orientation Leader office hours!

Tuesday Office Hours Thursday Office Hours
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Join Here! 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Join Here!

Orientation Leader offices begin June 8, 2021, and end on August 12, 2021.

Contact New Student Programs at orientation@uwm.edu. We’re here to help!

New Panther Newsletter
Clearly, UWM has so much to offer! To help you check in throughout the summer, stay connected, and learn about everything that’s here to support you, you will receive a New Panther Newsletter throughout the summer. Students that have completed all the steps necessary to register for Orientation will receive the Newsletter, whether it’s before or after you’ve participated in Orientation!

*Newsletters are delivered to your UWM email. You can find a link to log in here: UWM Email. Your email address is your ePantherID followed by @uwm.edu (ppanther@uwm.edu). Login with your full email address and your ePanther ID password.

Families should subscribe to the Panther Families newsletter.

Health & Well-being Resources
UWM & Norris Health Center understand that health and wellbeing are building blocks of student success, but there are challenges to staying current on your self-care. To equip you with all the information you need, please review these resources: