Support

Support on Campus:

LGBTQ+ Resource Center: The UWM LGBTQ+RC provides social-justice-based education, resources, programming, and support for students across the spectrums of gender and sexuality, with an emphasis on intersectional experiences. Their office is in the Student Union, WG 89. Their website is here.

Military and Veterans Resource Center: MAVRC works to address the challenges faced by the military related student. Their website is here.

Inclusive Excellence Center: The IEC is dedicated to working with and promoting diversity, equity and social justice on campus. Their office is in the Student Union in room 119, and their website is here.

Food Center & Pantry: The UWM Food Center & Pantry is open to students with a UWM ID or an active email address. Hours are:

Mondays from 9 am – 11 am

Thursdays from 11am – 2pm

For more information, see their website.

Norris Health Center: UWM Norris Health Center provides medical care for students, including Covid testing as well as limited counseling and psychiatric care. Details about their services and Covid safety procedures can be found on their website.

American Indian Student Center: AISC provides assistance with the financial aid process, scholarship and internship info, assistance with tribal funding paperwork, connection to both campus and community resources, volunteer opportunities, social events, potlucks, resource library, as well as educational programming. See more information on their website, here.

Black Student Cultural Center: The Black Student Cultural Center provides outreach, advocacy, programming, and a safe space for students of African descent. The center is located in Bolton Hall Room 170is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information check out their website.

Roberto Hernández Center: The RHC is dedicated to serving Latinx students at UWM as well as the Latinx population of southeastern Wisconsin through a three-pronged mission: to provide academic services that promote Latinx student success, to engage in outreach to the Latinx community and beyond and to support applied research pertinent to Latinxs. More information on their website here.

Southeast Asian Student Center: The SEAASC provides culturally sensitive supportive services for Southeast Asian American students at UWM. See a full list of the services they provide on their website.

Financial Aid One-Stop Shop: Look here for financial resources and enrollment help.

Community Resources:

Don’t Call the Police: A collection of community-based crisis resources in Milwaukee. Find alternatives to calling the Milwaukee Police Department.

DoS Resources for Students:

WiFi Hotspots: With access to internet and reliable connectivity being more important than ever, we are launching a WiFi Hotspot checkout program. Students who do not have access to WiFi and who have used all other available financial resources can apply for a hotspot through the Dean of Students Office. We have a limited number of hotspots available for students to check out. Students who are approved for a hotspot will be able to pick up a device from the library at their campus. Devices are loaned out to students for the duration of the semester. Students can apply for a hotspot here.

Laptop Loan program: We currently have loaned all devices. However, please still have students who desperately need a computer submit an application for a laptop. For students in high need, we will work with them to get them a device. Students can apply for a laptop here.

Food Center & Pantry:  The UWM FCP continues to serve our students. For the most up-to-date information on FCP operations and updates, please visit their Facebook page.

Hours of operation for the Spring 2021 semester are:

Mondays 9am-11am and Thursdays 11am-2pm.

Emergency Grant Program: The UWM Student Emergency Grant is funded by several private contributions who have contributed to the Chancellor’s Student Success Fund. It is available to all UWM students who meet the criteria listed on the Dean of Students’ webpage. Students who have demonstrated financial need may apply for a UWM Student Emergency Grant to help cover expenses related to unforeseen emergencies, including financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply or to view more information, click here.

UWM Student Handbook: Please consider reviewing resources listed in the UWM Student Handbook. The handbook includes academic, campus, and community resources for students in need of assistance.

Student Support Team: As always, if you are concerned about a student or know someone who is experiencing challenges or hardship, please submit brief report here. The Dean of Students Office and the Student Support Team will work with you to help students who face financial, mental health, personal, and campus challenges.