A growing number of School of Continuing Education programs are being offered for credit. To find out if the program in which you are interested is available for credit, see its description on this website, or contact the individual(s) listed with the course description.
Casual business dress is appropriate. Please be prepared for moderate temperature variations in different rooms. For our tour and travel programs, please dress according to the weather. You may want to contact the tour/trip leader for recommendations.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the websites of the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.milwaukee.org), Key Milwaukee (www.keymilwaukee.com), OnMilwaukee.com (www.onmilwaukee.com), OnWisconsin.com (www.onwisconsin.com).
Yes, the facility, which opened in 1995, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|The School of Continuing Education is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee. It occupies a 100,000 square foot modern adult education and conference facility on the sixth and seventh floors of the Plankinton Building at 161 West Wisconsin Avenue. The lower floors of the Plankinton Building contain part of The Shops of Grand Avenue.
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Getting to and from UWM SCE
We are approximately seven miles from Mitchell International Airport and easily accessible by airport shuttle bus or taxi.
Proceed to the building's elevators closest to Wisconsin Avenue. To attend a program, ride to the seventh floor. If you need to register, or if you are meeting with a School staff member, go to the sixth floor reception desk.
Several hotels within a three-block radius include the world-class facilities of the Milwaukee Hilton, the Wyndham Milwaukee Center, Courtyard By Marriott and the Howard Johnson. The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, the Marriott Residence Inn, and the Marriott Courtyard are accessible through skywalks or other indoor routes.
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Call 414-227-3200 or visit the "Keep Me Posted" section of this website.
Many programs offer a continental breakfast, lunch and/or snacks. Details on this and other topics pertinent to the program can be found in the program brochure and/or will be provided with your registration confirmation. Food can also be purchased at our East End Café from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, and soft drink and snack vending machines are available.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the websites of the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.milwaukee.org), Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel (www.onwisconsin.com), OnMilwaukee.com (www.onmilwaukee.com), and Key Milwaukee (www.keymilwaukee.com).
The Shops of Grand Avenue parking structure is adjacent to our building on the south side. Enter from Plankinton Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street.
Park your car on the 4th level at the north end of the Shops of Grand Avenue parking structure. From there, enter the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Cross the rotunda to the elevators on the north side of the building (closest to Wisconsin Avenue) and take these elevators to the 6th or 7th floor.
Yes. For more details on parking, including discounts for course participants, click here.
Please contact 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623 and our customer service staff will direct you to the appropriate programming department. Or, see the contact information provided on this website with the course description.
If you have not received a written program confirmation, please call 414-227-3200 to inquire about your enrollment status before making any travel plans.
The number of registrations possible varies greatly among our different programs. Size can range from over 1,000 participants to intimate discussion groups of 10. We carefully consider course content, instruction method, available room space, and special equipment needs to determine class sizes that will provide the highest quality experience for our participants.
You can enter key words about the topic in the search feature on this website. If you don't find what you are looking for, we invite you to contact someone in the department in which you think such a program might be run, or call Customer Service at 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623.
Reservation policies may vary between programs. For specific information, please call 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623, or the contact listed with the program description on this website.
There is no difference in the course fee if you pay by credit card, check or money order, or cash. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Registration policies may vary between programs. For specific information, please call 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623, or the contact listed with the program description on this website. As a general rule, pre-registration is the only way you can be assured of a place in a class.
We make every attempt to quickly move potential participants from waiting lists into the desired course if a space becomes available. Contact procedures may vary by program. For specific information, please call 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623, or the contact listed with the program description on this website.
A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason. Participant withdrawals made at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of a program can receive a 100% refund. When a participant withdraws less than two weeks prior to the program start, participants may have their fees transferred one time to any currently available program, otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refund will be given, if a participant withdraws within two weeks of the start date.
*This policy does not apply to Travel programs or to College for Kids/Teens which have a no refund policy.
No, unless you will wish to travel outside of the downtown Milwaukee area. Numerous hotels and restaurants are within walking distance from our facility. Shuttles from the airport go to all downtown hotels. Taxi service and a downtown trolley are also available.