Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is excited to celebrate and congratulate the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates for persevering during unprecedented times. Virtual commencement will be available on May 16 at 10 a.m. (CDT). 
Virtual Ceremony Information
Graduation Checklist

Dates and deadlines to remember

Feb. 5 - Spring 2021 course add deadline | Financial Aid Census Date
Feb. 6 - Spring 2021 graduate student graduation application deadline
Feb. 15 - First installment of payment plan due
Feb. 21 - Spring 2021 last day to drop without a W on transcript
Mar. 20-28
- Spring break
Mar. 22 Summer 2021 PAWS enrollment appointments posted
Mar. 23 Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes released
See all university dates and deadlines

Fall 2021 course plans

At this time, UWM plans to offer in-person courses for the fall 2021 semester at nearly the same level as before the pandemic. UWM will adjust to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty and staff.
Full FAQ on fall 2021 course plans

Reminder: File a FAFSA for 2021-22

The final date to submit a FAFSA for 2021-22 is June 30, 2021. Please keep in mind, some financial aid programs run out of funding right away, apply early to give yourself the best chance at receiving all types of aid.
More information on the Financial Aid application (FAFSA)

Every writer needs a reader 

Tutors are available in real time, one-on-one, and confidentially, about whatever they are writing, wherever they are in their process including the brainstorming or reading stage. Tutors can also assist with personal documents, too,  e.g., resumes, c.v.'s, cover letters, and applications of all sorts--free of charge.
Writing Center Website
Writing Center Orientation

A look back in honor of Black History Month

MLK Jr. Spoke at the UWM Union

Ask Keri: Should I co-sign my student's lease?

One of the many questions that may arise if your student is considering moving off-campus is whether or not family members should co-sign a student's lease. Co-signing a lease is a decision best left to each family, as it's an issues with many facts to consider.
More on co-signing
find your roommate

Support your student in finding roommates

Students should take advantage of the UWM student-exclusive listing service to find other UWM student roommates. Students can only access the roommate portal by logging in with their ePantherID and password.
More on roommates from Neighborhood Housing
Review the Rental Process Guide
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Donate to the Chancellor's Student Success Fund
COVID-19 Dashboard
Recent COVID-19 FAQ's
Ask your COVID-19 Question
UWM's COVID-19 Website
Latest COVID-19 Updates
Waukesha and Washington County COVID-19 Information
Panthers Protect Panthers Website
COVID-19 Self Care and Monitoring Guide

Guiding your student toward graduation

How do I know if my student will graduate in four years? It's a common question many families ask. 
Read more

Bring campus home

Download and enjoy these beautiful snapshots with the 2021 calendar on your desktop background!
Future Alumni Network February Calendar
2021 Standard Format Calendar
2021 Wide Format Calendar

Alumni sips and skills

Each event showcases a Panther alum "coffee talk" discussion about soft skill development in the workplace. Alumni share insights about their own career progression, and how they have used skills throughout their lives, both personally and professionally. Our most recent episode features TeAngelo Cargile '15 discussing Code Switching & Authenticity.
Watch Sips and Skills

Alumni Mentoring Program

The UWM Alumni Association Mentoring Program strives to create meaningful personal and professional mentorship and coaching relationships between UWM students and alumni.
Learn more
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