University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

4 Tools to Advance Student Communications

Responding to Students 

Students will often reach out to someone they know instead of digging through all of the FAQs or going to the relevant office. How we respond to these queries matters! A new tool is available to help each of us develop general consistency and promote UWM as a caring and respectful campus. The guide, compiled and edited by the Dean of Students Office, contains some easy methods and quick reminders of how to work with and respond to students when they come to us with questions or concerns.

UWM Student Handbook

The UWM Student Handbook has been reconstructed to give readers better access to student resources, services and a greater ability to navigate their time at UWM.  It is worth a bookmark in their favorite browser, as a quick check with the Student Handbook can save some valuable time and help locate the appropriate assistance.


You@UWM provides student success and well-being information while highlighting available campus resources through a web-based platform that is available to you 24/7. 

To learn more about YOU@UWM or to sign up for an overview session select the link, or contact Lori Bokowy ( or visit

UWM Virtual Student Union (VSU) 

The Virtual Student Union is a digital space where students can browse upcoming events, find links to activities and ways to engage with other students and even find community at UWM.  Content may be unique, or may be compiled from promotions, events and campus highlights that exist in other digital spaces.  Be sure to enroll in the VSU on Canvas, our digital learning platform, the information is accessible and convenient every time students log in to participate in our digital learning community.

Silvercloud @ UWM

SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource available to faculty, staff and students at any time, on any device. SilverCloud is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment but may be an effective option for those with mild to moderate symptoms. Self guided programs address:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Resilience
To learn more about SilverCloud and how it can support your work with students, join us for an upcoming overview session. Or contact Lori Bokowy ( to schedule a session for your department/group. 
The Community Support and Impact (CS&I) group is an interdisciplinary team, composed of individuals from a cross-section of campus academic and administrative departments and divisions, initially assembled as part of UWM's Infectious Disease Preparedness response team. This diverse group examines and addresses challenges related to pressing campus issues for students, staff and faculty. One focus of the CS&I group is the improved efficiency and effectiveness of student communications that promote programs, services and events on campus.
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