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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. 

Campus Map


From Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee's Airport):

UWM Panther Pick Up  (Limited dates only)

January 21, 2015 (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Shuttle Service

  • GO Riteway: 1-800-236-5450
  • Cost of a one-way, shared ride reservation for UWM campus destinations is approximatey $30.

Taxi

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  (Limited dates only)

January 20, 2015 (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Car Rental Options

Shuttle Service

  • GO Riteway: 1-800-236-5450
  • Cost of a one-way, shared ride reservation for UWM campus destinations is approximatey $180.

Coach Bus Services

  • Coach USA: 1-877-324-7767
  • Please note that CoachUSA buses do not go to UWM's campus.  However, CoachUSA buses do travel from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport, and the cost of a one-way ticket is approximately $30.

  

Hotels

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