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Getting to Know Milwaukee



Here in Milwaukee, we enjoy all four seasons. Influenced by Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, the weather is generally comfortable with snowy winters and beautiful sunny summers. You’ll need a light jacket for fall and spring, a warm coat, hat and gloves for winter and a swimsuit for summer. Average temperatures:

Fall (September thru November) – 50.9°F/10.5°C

Winter (December thru February) – 24.1°F/-4.4°C

Spring (March thru May) – 45.3°F/7.4°C

Summer (June thru August) – 69.6°F/20.9°C


Food Options

Milwaukee is home to a variety of dining options, including a wide range of ethnic restaurants and grocery stores as well as quintessential American cuisine. Check out our list of restaurants organized by type of cuisine.



OnMilwaukee is a great way to keep up on a variety of events going on around the Milwaukee area. The website features festivals, restaurants, entertainment, music and much more. It’s a great way to get to know the city.


Check Out Views From Milwaukee's Tallest Places

Want a glimpse of some of Milwaukee's most noted landmarks?  Check out High View from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


On Campus International Student Organizations

Here at UWM, we have nearly 300 organizations on campus run by students like you. A good majority of these student organizations are internationally focused and are always looking for new members. Joining a student organization is a great way to get involved on campus, meet new people and have fun. Below are just a sampling of the organizations on campus.  For a more thorough list and more information about how to join, you can login to the PantherSync system.

AISEC Milwaukee

Asian Student Union

Asian Basketball Student Org at UWM

Bangladesh Student Association

Brazilian Cultural Club at UWM

Chinese Club

Chinese Student and Scholar Program

Eastbrook International Ministry

German Club

Global Student Alliance

Indiaca Club

International Students for Social Equality

Japanese Animation Association

Japanese Culture Association

Jewish Student Services – Hillel

Korean Student Association

Latino Student Union

Malaysian Student Association

Multicultural Student Coalition

Persian Culture Association

Students of India

Taiwanese Student Association

Thai Student Association

Woman in Islam