Transition Programs – Waukesha

Panther Academic Welcome

Panther Academic Welcome (PAW) is a required program for all incoming freshman. For Fall 2021, this requirement will be fulfilled by completing the PAW Canvas Course.

We are excited to offer optional in-person programming for Panther Academic Welcome which will take place on the Waukesha campus on Thursday, August 26th at 10:00am and includes:

  • Free lunch
  • ID pick-up
  • Swag
  • Class photo
  • Breakout sessions & activities
  • Academic advising
  • Campus tour

Sign up here!

The event will last about 4 hours. Check-in will begin at 9:30am in front of the Southview Building. Parking permits are not required for this event. Please no family members or guests on this day. Panther Academic Welcome is a Student-Only event designed to acclimate you to being a student at UWM at Waukesha.

Given the crowd size, we’d like to reiterate the UWM policy on face coverings: all participants are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

*Students need only attend the event being held at their individual campus.

We hope to see you there! For questions, please reach out to