Save the date for Aug. 3 Town Hall
Save the date for Aug. 3 Town Hall

Save the date for August 3 Town Hall

Join campus leaders for a virtual town hall meeting from 4-5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The town hall will include numerous updates and answers to common questions. The health, well-being and safety of our students is paramount as UWM resumes normal operations. Topics to be discussed during the town hall include:
  • Preparing for a safe and fully operational fall including vibrant student and campus life
  • University Housing and off-campus housing
  • COVID-19 trends in UWM counties as well as testing, vaccinations and incentives
  • Academics and class formats
  • Student success supports
  • Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
Questions can be shared in advance or asked online during the live town hall by sending to: uwm-townhall2@uwm.edu.

Important Billing and Financial Aid Information

The Bursar Office will start adding fall charges July 24. To help answer some common questions, please visit the Financial Aid website. Here you will find FAQs on aid disbursement, viewing billing statements, financial aid tips, options for more aid, and more. 
Time is of the essence if you need to apply for a Parent or Grad PLUS Loan, or a private alternative loan, as it takes at least 2-6 weeks to complete the process. If you are one of many who have suffered a significant loss of income this year, please read the FAQ on whether you can have your financial aid package reviewed.

University Housing updates and reminders

University Housing assignments started to be released on Friday, July 9 and can be found in your student's MyHousing portal. Assignments will continue to be released on a rolling basis every Friday, so if your student hasn’t gotten theirs yet, keep calm and make sure they check their UWM email! Read more here for some things to know for incoming students, whether they have or have not yet been assigned.

Bienvenida!

The Roberto Hernández Center (RHC) is committed to supporting Latinx students while at UWM and will be hosting a virtual summer welcome event in August. The event will cover important information to help ensure your student's first year at UWM is successful. Register now!


Save the date for fall 2021 career fairs

  • Thursday, Sept. 23, 1-4:30 p.m.: Business Career Fair
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Non-profits and Government Career Fair
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: All Majors Career Fair
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Engineering Career Fair
More information available at the Career Planning and Resource Center’s website.

Meet Ashley, a Public Health student at UWM!

“I had never heard of public health as a major and I loved how it could be involved in healthcare but not heavy in the science aspect. It is a perfect mixture of health, social sciences, statistics, environmental factors, etc. that really sparked my interest. For me, one of the most prominent aspects of public health that I have learned is that it can be applied to all sorts of aspects in our daily lives. I am constantly thinking to myself 'What can be done to improve …' or 'How can changing this help these people'. I can learn how to fix one thing that can later snowball into many others and that is what I love about it. I am motivated by countless opportunities that the field presents. It has so much to offer for all types of interests and motivations.” Learn more about Public Health at UWM!
UWM's Fall Welcome Website
Save the Date for Family Weekend October 9
UWM Family Orientation

UWM is having trouble filling all our student jobs. Help us employ your student by encouraging them to apply today for fall positions.

Fall 2021 involvement and activity opportunities

Encourage your student to meet with an involvement ambassador, attend programs designed just for sophomore students, and enjoy Show Your College Pride day at Summerfest this September. Rounding out this academic school year will be Pantherfest. The change is due to scheduling conflicts with Summerfest and pandemic-related safety precautions. Read more

Directory information reminder

Unless your student opts out, UWM releases your student’s directory information to third parties upon request. Opting out will provide your student with more privacy and less unwanted communications from third parties such as political parties and campaigns. Read more
Encourage your student to download the UWM UREC App or visit uwm.edu/urec to learn more about our Fall Intramural Sport Leagues, Group Exercise Classes, Outdoor Pursuits, Aquatic Programs and more!

UWM awarded grant to diversify study abroad

The U.S. Department of State has awarded UWM’s Center for International Education a nearly $35,000 grant designed to diversify study-abroad efforts. The IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students) grant comes from the State Department’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. Read more
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