Mini-Courses – Campus Tours

The Mini-Course Program coordinates free TRIO and Pre-College/Mini-Courses Campus Tours for groups of students in elementary and middle school by appointment. Tours of the UWM Campus are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Visits are one and a half hours in length. The groups may be from a school, church, or community based organization. The purpose of these tours is to expose students at an early age to the University experience and encourage them to excel academically.

At this time, Pre-College Campus Tours is closed for Spring 2024 as we have reached enrollment and unable to accept any additional requests for tours.  Please contact Mini-Courses with any questions. Thank you. 
Fall 2023 (October – December) and Spring 2024 (February – May) availability:
Tuesdays:   (AM) 10:00am-11:30am    
                     (PM) 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursdays:  (AM) 10:00am-11:30am
                     (PM) 12:00pm-1:30pm
Fridays:       (AM) 10:00am-11:30am
                     (PM) 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fall tours will be available through December 14th.  Spring tours will be available February 1st -May 9th. (UWM spring break is the week of March 18- no tours will be available during this time)

High School groups should refer to UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Please Note: Campus tours are not offered for groups on weekends, University holidays, or during certain UWM functions.


We welcome groups of students that are in the Kindergarten-8th grades. Pre-College Campus Tours can accommodate up to 40 persons. One chaperone per 10 students is required. Select dates and times may be unavailable due to other campus activities and/or campus tour guide availability.

How to Register

Please contact the Mini-Courses office at 414-229-6236 or at to receive a Campus Tour.

View the Campus Tours Registration Form

Please Note: Select dates and times may be unavailable due to other campus activities and/or campus tour guide availability.

Policies and Fees

TRIO and Pre-College/Mini-Courses Campus Tours provides free campus tours for elementary and middle school students.

We do require chaperone participation and responsibility. For every 10 students, an adult chaperone is needed. If we do not have the appropriate number of chaperones to students (1:10), the tour may be canceled.


Please contact the Mini-Courses office at 414-229-6236 or email to receive a campus tour registration form.


Q: What is covered on a TRIO and Pre-College/Mini-Courses Campus Tours at UW-Milwaukee?
A: Our tours are specifically catered to your elementary and/or middle school students. We visit different buildings and landmarks around campus, explaining the types of classes, different careers, and majors. Our tour guides also talk about financial aid, admission/enrollment requirements, student organizations, college experiences, and much more.

To sign up for a Pre-College Campus Tour for your elementary and/or middle school students, please visit the “How to Register” section of this web page to download the Campus Tours Registration form.

Q: Who are the tour guides?
A: Our tour guides are UW-Milwaukee students who have been properly trained to understand policies, program requirements, and are able to explain college student life in easy-to-understand terms. They are very familiar with the different buildings and programs on campus that will interest your students.

Q: Do the student groups eat on campus?
A: Although UWM is a public campus, Pre-College Campus Tours cannot guarantee a lunch area for tour groups. The UWM Student Union’s busy period is 11:30am-1:00pm. Pre-College Campus Tours can arrange a lunch cart to hold lunches until the end of the tour.

Q: Is lunch included/covered?
A: Lunch is not included in the Campus Tour. Tours run from either 10:00am-11:30am or 12:00pm-1:30pm and do not include a scheduled lunch. Groups that wish to purchase and/or eat lunch on the UWM campus must do so on their own. We are able to assist in securing a lunch cart to hold lunches until the end of the tour.

Q: I want my group to eat on campus. How do I purchase group meal cards for my students?
A: Meal cards may be purchased through UWM Restaurant Operations. You can place any dollar amount on these cards and they may be picked up the morning of your tour. For more information, please call Amber McKinney at (414) 229-6158 or email. If interested in catering/box lunches, please contact UWM 20/20 Catering at (414) 229-3733.

Q: Is transportation covered?
A: Transportation is the responsibility of the school/organization. The school and/or community organization representative is responsible for setting up transportation for their group. If your tour is scheduled and confirmed, your group may be dropped off and picked up at the UWM Student Union, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211.

Q: How do I sign up for a TRIO and Pre-College/Mini-Courses Campus Tour?
A: Please contact the Mini-Courses office at 414-229-6236 or at to receive a Campus Tour Registration Form. Once completed, the form will need to be faxed back to 414-229-3490. When received, we will contact you via phone, as well as send you a confirmation and keep you updated in the process.

Q: I have high school students. Can I sign up for a tour through UWM Mini-Courses?
A: UWM TRIO and Pre-College / Mini-Courses Campus Tours does not provide tours to high school students. To set up a tour for your high school group or to find more information, please call the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 414-229-2222.

Q: How many students can I bring on a tour?
A: Group size is maximum of 40. One chaperone for every 10 students is required.


Tricia Maldonado
Pre-College Services Manager

Quinn McLeese
Pre College Services Advisor

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-6236
Fax: 414-229-3490

Office Location

Mitchell Hall, Room 177
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address

Mini Courses – Campus Tours
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413