Chancellor's Update: 'Twas the Night Before Finals

The upcoming holidays will be extra special this year as we appreciate even more the people and activities we hold dear. It’s also a busy time as we wrap up an historic semester. Chancellor Mone shares this re-telling of a beloved holiday story, expertly written by graduating Peck School of the Arts senior Graham Hartlaub, and told by many across our campuses.

UWM’s Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is excited to celebrate and congratulate the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates for persevering during unprecedented times. Virtual commencement will be available on Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include a student speaker, a UW Board of Regents speaker and keynote speaker Michele Bria, chief executive officer at Journey House. UWM is also celebrating its graduates in other ways, including lighting Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge in black and gold this week. READ MORE

Looking Ahead To The Spring Semester

UWM recently shared a message with students, faculty and staff as planning for the spring semester continues. Classes will continue to be offered in a mix of face-to-face, online and hybrid formats, meaning spring semester is likely to look much like the pre-Thanksgiving fall semester. But there is hope that if public health conditions improve over the coming months, there will be ways to expand in-person student services and activities. READ MORE

Reminders For Self-Reporting COVID-19 Positive Tests, Quarantine Requirements

All students who test positive or are diagnosed with COVID-19 based on symptoms must self-report their illness with the Dean of Students Office. Plus, UWM has not changed its guidance and recommends that anyone exposed to COVID-19 should continue to quarantine for 14 days as recommended by some local health departments. READ MORE

UWM Libraries Reach Fundraising Goal For Archives Relocation

The UWM Libraries' Archives Renovation Project has met its campaign goal of $2.8 million. Jumpstarted by an anonymous and unsolicited gift of $1 million in 2017, along with additional donors and the state of Wisconsin completing the funding, the transformative project will provide the Archives Department with a new space within the Golda Meir Library. READ MORE

Take The Panther Families Survey

We'd like your feedback! As the fall semester comes to a close, please take the Panther Families survey to share your opinions on UWM and the services provided by the Panther Family Association. TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

UWM Launches New Amazon Storefront

UWM has partnered with Amazon to develop a UWM-branded storefront for officially licensed merchandise. The product selection will continue to expand and many items are available with free shipping for Prime members. Many items can still be delivered in time for the holidays. BUY NOW

Show Your Panther Pride With

Whether you're looking for a gift for your UWM student or trying to find an item to help show your Panther Pride, is your one-stop shop for all things Panther and UWM. From shirts and hats to sweatshirts and drinkware, has something for everyone. Plus, royalties from the sales of UWM merchandise are directed to student scholarships. SHOP NOW

Continuing Updates Available On UWM's Fall 2020 Website

Updates and news items will continue to be posted on UWM's Fall 2020 Website. You can find the latest updates collected on this page and the latest FAQs are available here. There is also a COVID-19 Dashboard available and you can also ask your own question. Information for the Waukesha and Washington County campuses is also available online.

UW System Waives Electronic Application Fee

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents this month approved waiving electronic application fees at 10 of its 13 universities for approximately the next two years. The fee waiver includes UWM.

Milwaukee Winter Parking Regulations 

The city of Milwaukee's winter parking regulations are now in effect for streets around the UWM campus. Regulations run through March 1.

Winter Means Shoveling For Students Off-Campus

Not many people like shoveling snow or salting sidewalks, but it has to be done. In Milwaukee’s climate, winter is inevitable, and it is important for property owners and renters to know their responsibilities regarding sidewalk snow and ice clearance.

Panthers Protect Panthers Website 

UWM has a website to educate students on slowing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping the community safe. There is also a COVID-19 Self-Care and Monitoring Guide available for students.

Off-Campus COVID-19 Testing Sites

Impact 2-1-1 provides the latest list and hours for COVID-19 testing sites across Milwaukee County. Additionally, there is a listing of testing sites across the state, including in Waukesha and Washington County. Most of these sites will remain open during the holiday season.

Panther Pride Website

Show your Panther Pride by downloading yard signs, Facebook frames, video backgrounds and more. This website is a great resource for FREE graphics and more content is being added regularly.

Chancellor's Student Success Fund

The Chancellor’s Student Success Fund will provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance, including scholarships, to keep students on the path to success. Please consider a donation.
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