At UWM, you’ll find plenty of options to hang out or lie-low, depending on how you like to unwind.
UWM Student Union
There are a number of quiet areas to sit, read, or study, including the Alumni Fireside Lounge or the 3rd Floor Lounge outside the Student Activities Office. Both can be enjoyed alone, or with a small group of friends. If quiet conversation is more to your liking, you can visit the Grind Coffee Shop or 8th Note Coffee House, which features open mic nights, poetry readings and occasional live music. But, if being in the middle of the action, with activity, games and lots of students sounds like your kind of place, then check out the Gasthaus, which features pub fare, big screen televisions or the Rec Center, where you can enjoy a game of billiards, table tennis or bowling.
Students in our residence halls can also take advantage of the late-night dining options and lounges, like Palm Gardens in Sandburg Commons, the Grind Coffee Shop in Cambridge Commons, or the RiverView Café. And all residence halls have community lounges in each of our floors/houses, for friends to meet, study or relax.