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Getting to Campus


When to Arrive On Campus

You are eligible to arrive in the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the start date on your I-20.  We strongly suggest that all international students arrive on campus at least a week before your start date.

If you were admitted to UWM with English Deficiency, either Conditional or Dual Admission, you must arrive at least two weeks before the I-20 program start date.

There are many tasks to complete before classes begin including: check-in, international student orientation and placement testing.  Please arrive in Milwaukee with enough time to attend these before classes begin.

Be sure to bring your passport (with your student visa) and your I-20.  You will need these at the airport in the U.S. when you land.


Directions to Campus

Whether you are arriving here in Milwaukee or in another city, the campus and ISSS are easily accessible through different means of transportation.  The ISSS Office is located in Garland Hall, Room 138, 2441 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211. 


From Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee's Airport):


UWM Panther Pick Up

See below  

Shuttle Service


Milwaukee County Transit System (The Bus)

The best route to take on the Milwaukee County Transit System is the GREEN Line, which runs from Mitchell International Airport to UWM's campus. You will need to get off of the bus at Harford Ave. and go two (2) blocks east towards Downer Ave.  The ISSS Oficewill be in Garland Hall on your right. 


From O'Hare International Airport (Chicago's Airport)


UWM Panther Pick Up

See below

Car Rental Options

Shuttle Service

Coach Bus Services


UWM Panther Pick Up

As you travel to UWM from far away locations, let us help you on the final part of your journey.

UWM is offering airport pick up service for students arriving from Milwaukee's General  Mitchell International Airport for the fall 2014 semester, for specific dates yet to be determined.  Please keep checking the website for updates.



If you need hotel accommodations upon arrival, please view UWM's Guest Housing website for a list of hotels in the area.