University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is committed to supporting students in successfully transitioning to campus academically and socially while prioritizing mental, physical, and emotional wellness. After students engage in orientation, you will be invited to participate in the Panther Transition Experience. Because each student is different, the experience looks different for freshman (first-year first-time) students and transfer/adult students so see below for more information!
Panther Transition Experience: New Freshmen
For new freshmen (first-time first-year students under 21 years old) there are two required components to the Panther Transition experience: Panther Transition Training and participation in Panther Transition Day. Panther Transition Training is an asynchronous, online training that focusing on building blocks to student success and introduces students to essential information about safety and community. Panther Transition Day will take place the week before classes begins and is designed to welcome you to campus, support you in making friends, and help you acclimate to campus you are ready to start classes!
To end your Panther Transition experience and kick off the semester, you’ll be invited to participate in the Class Photo and the Coin Toss – one of UWM’s longest standing traditions! Read more about the freshman Panther Transition Experience here!
Panther Transition Experience: Transfer & Adult Students
For transfer & adult (21+) students, the Panther Transition Experience is a one-day event designed to help you get more familiar with campus, build social connections, and connect with current students. Students who choose to attend will have the opportunity to reflect on their past experiences, chart a path toward success at UWM, and check off final to-do list items before start of classes!
To end your Panther Transition experience and kick off the semester, you’ll be invited to participate in the Class Photo and the Coin Toss – one of UWM’s longest standing traditions! Read more about the transfer/adult student Panther Transition Experience here!
Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year students, originally founded at the University of Illinois in 1924. Today, our chapter invites all First-Year students who earn a 3.5 GPA during their first semester at UWM to join and participate in activities run by the Student Executive Board. For more information, visit the ALD page.