Walking tours of our campus are led by a trained UWM student guide and include an informational presentation. Tours generally take two hours. Space is limited and reservations are required.   

To register for a full tour experience and maximize your visit experience, please follow the three steps below:

STEP 1.  Select an Academic Information Session to get more information about your intended major.

When scheduling a tour, we recommend starting by selecting an Academic Information Session that will be paired with your campus tour. These sessions are recommended for students who have decided on their major course of study or are exploring potential majors. As a prospective student, your session provides you an opportunity to learn specifics of your desired major and the school or college that offers the program.  If you are still exploring major options or unable to attend an Academic Information Session, you do not need to pair an Academic Information Session with your campus tour and can move to step 2.

    a.   To view the Academic Information Session offerings, please refer to the chart below
    b.   If you are not sure which department your academic interest area is in, click here.

STEP 2.   Select your campus tour date

After reviewing the Academic Information sessions, it's time to select your tour date and time. We offer tours twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, excluding holidays. During the academic year, we offer tours Monday –Saturday and Monday –Friday over the summer.

     a.   To view a list of days and times tours that are offered, please refer to the chart below.

Tour Schedules

Monday 10am, 1pm
Tuesday 10am, 3pm
Wednesday 10am, 1pm
Thursday 10am, 3pm
Friday 10am, 1pm
Saturday (academic year only)
10:30am, 1:30pm

*Please note: On Saturday tours, buildings not part of the scheduled tour may have limited access.
**Transfer students also have the option of signing up for a Transfer Tuesday Tour, which is specially designed for transfer students.
 

STEP 3.  Register for the campus tour and academic information session

Now that you've picked your Academic Information Session and double checked that it works with your tour time, make sure to officially register you and your guests for both the tour and the academic information session.  When registering you will sign up for your campus tour first and then select the academic information session you wish to participate in.
 
     a.   Register now - click here or on the registration button located on the right side of this page.
     b.   You can also register or receive assistance with selecting dates by calling our Visitor Center Front Desk at (414) 229-4397.

FALL Academic Information Session Schedule

Academic Info Session Session Times Recommended Tour Time
Architecture & Urban Planning Freshmen: Mondays and the first Friday of the month at 12pm - 1pm
Transfer students: Wednesday, 1pm - 2pm
Or by appointment, (414) 229-4015
10am or 1pm

10am
Peck School of the Arts

Art and Design: Wednesdays at 9:45am - 10:45am

Film: Wednesdays at 9:45am - 11:45

Theatre: Thursdays at 10:30am - 11:30am

Dance: Thursdays at 11:30am - 12:30pm

Music: Thursdays at 1:30pm - 2:30pm

And by appointment (414)229-4763

1pm

1pm

3pm

3pm

10am

Lubar School of Business Tuesday and Thursday at 9am - 10am
Or by appointment (414) 229-5403
10am
Education Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm - 3pm
Or by appointment (414) 229-4721 
3pm
Engineering & Applied Science Tuesday, Thursday at 1pm - 2pm
Friday at 1pm - 2pm
3pm
10am
Health Sciences Monday, 12:15pm - 1pm
Or by appointment 414-229-2758
10am or 1pm
Information Science and Technology Tuesday and Thursday at 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday at 12pm - 1pm
Or by appointment (414) 229-4707
10am
10am or 1pm
Letters and Science Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:15pm - 1pm
Or by appointment (414) 229-7711
10am or 1pm
Nursing Monday at 12:15pm - 1pm
Thursday at 12:15pm - 1pm
Or by appointment (414) 229-5482
10am or 1pm
10am or 3pm
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Tuesday at 2pm - 3pm
Thursday at 9am - 10am
3pm
10am
Global Studies Degree Program 
&
Study Abroad Opportunities


Monday at 12:15pm -1pm
Or by appointment (414) 229-4846


10am or 1pm

When scheduling a tour, we recommend starting by selecting an Academic Information Session that will be paired with your campus tour. These sessions are recommended for students who have decided on their major course of study or are exploring potential majors. As a prospective student, your session provides you an opportunity to learn specifics of your desired major and the school or college that offers the program.  If you are still exploring major options or unable to attend an Academic Information Session, you do not need to pair an Academic Information Session with your campus tour. 

Be sure to complete your paired tour and Academic Information Session (if applicable) registration by clicking here or on the registration button on the right.

Self-Guided Tours

For those unable to participate in a guided tour, the Self-Guided Tour Packet will provide you with a tour route and great information about UWM. Stop in the Visitor Center, Vogel Hall, or call (414) 229-2222 to receive a packet. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm and Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.  The Visitor Center is closed on Sundays.

Group Tours

Special tour arrangements can be made for groups. Requests for group tours must be made at least three weeks in advance of the desired visit date.

To arrange a middle school or elementary school visit, please contact Trio Pre-College at 414.229.6236 or pctours@uwm.edu.

To arrange a high school tour, contact us at grouptours@uwm.edu