UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018



(414) 229-5151


UWM offers 15 NCAA Division I sports that are highly competitive both regionally and nationally. The teams compete in the Horizon League and the Panthers have won the league's all-sports trophy five times while also regularly ranking among the top schools in the league for academic accomplishment.

UWM men's sports offerings include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball. Women's intercollegiate sports are basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball.

To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, you must be admitted to a degree-granting program, be enrolled with 12 degree credits during competition, and maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Students also can get involved in athletics by attending events throughout the year. UWM students are admitted free to all games with their student ID. Home events take place on campus in the Klotsche Center and at Engelmann Stadium, as well as off campus at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Henry Aaron Field, and Elite Sports Clubs.

A wide range of intramural sports for individuals and teams also are offered by the Department of Recreational Sports and Facilities. Most sports are offered both semesters. For more information, contact the intramural office at (414) 229-6433.

Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC)

Mellencamp Hall, Room 128
(414) 229-4486

The Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC) helps students choose satisfying majors, build career skills, and make successful transitions from campus to career. Through a variety of programs, students can plan an education that is both rewarding and marketable. They also can plug into the largest job market in the state. Nearly two out of three jobs in Wisconsin are found in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

CPaRC offers several services, including career counseling; walk-in advising/resume review; classroom and student organization workshops on a variety of topics like Choosing a Major/Career Direction, Resume Writing, Networking, Securing Internships, Using Social Media, and Interview Preparation; Career Days, which bring more than 100 employers to campus; two-credit courses in College Major Career Decision Making and Successful Career Transitions; a comprehensive website that serves as a virtual career center; and a Career Information Library and Media Center, Computer Labs, and personal assistance from a trained group of Peer Advisors (Career Resource Assistants).

Employer partnerships are a significant aspect of the CPaRC program. Representatives from companies like BMO Harris Banks, The Milwaukee Bucks, Northwestern Mutual, Roundy’s, Direct Supply, Kohl’s, Target, Coca-Cola, Best Buy, General Mills, and Metropolitan Life, as well as the Milwaukee Public Schools and non-profit organizations, often interview and participate in events on campus. PantherJobs, a web-based technology, connects UWM students and alumni with employers at all levels, including internships and part-time opportunities and campus jobs.

Center for International Education

Garland Hall, Room 102
(414) 229-3757

The Center for International Education offers a full array of international learning opportunities that help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and succeed in today's increasingly interconnected world. CIE coordinates several of UWM's international academic majors, minors, and certificate programs, as well as its study abroad programs. Film series, public lectures and conferences, and internationally focused student organizations further engage students with critical global issues. The Beyond Borders: International Living and Learning Community connects new freshmen with peers who share an interest in learning about the broader world.

CIE also coordinates UWM's international student admissions and immigration services. Specialized orientation programs and advising help to ensure that international students experience a smooth transition to and positive experience while at UWM.

For more information about CIE programs, please see our website or visit us in Garland Hall, Room 102.

Dean of Students/Office of Student Life

Mellencamp Hall, Room 118
(414) 229-4632

The Dean of Students (DOS) Office is a central resource for students and is here to support their success as members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee community. Students might come to DOS to seek help resolving problems or to seek support in times of crisis. We help students navigate University offices and processes and find appropriate resources. We also work with students to resolve fee appeals and support individuals who need to withdraw for severe medical reasons. Additionally, the Dean of Students Office promotes students' rights and responsibilities by addressing student behavior on campus and in the surrounding communities.

The Dean of Students Office publishes a Panther Planner & Undergraduate Student Handbook that provides students with information about the range of campus activities and resources available, as well as access to important policies and procedures. Planners are available from the Office in Mellencamp Hall, Room 118.

Contact the DOS Office if there is an incident or problem you'd like to report; if you need someone to listen, help, or lend a hand; or if you just can't figure out where to go.

University Information Technology Services

UWM Help Desk, 7 a.m. to midnight
(414) 229-4040; toll-free 877-381-3459;
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.: Help with wireless and clickers at the UWM Walk-in Help Desk, Bolton 225; help with UWM WiFi at Library Learning Commons IT Consultant desk


Technology services are provided to assist students with their coursework, in the classroom, and with their research.

An ePantherID and password are assigned to applicants so they can track their application online. Once enrolled in classes, the ePantherID and password provide access to UWM online services such as email and calendar services; PAWS student services to register for classes, view final grades, and pay tuition; D2L online course management system for coursework; and other IT services and resources. To assist in their research, students have access to a powerful online survey tool and UWM's High Performance Computing service.

Computer hardware and software services are available to students via the UWM TechMall. There, students will find information about and access to the UWM TechStore to purchase computers with an educational discount, iPads, iPods, printers, and technology-related peripherals and accessories. Students can also use the UWM TechRepair computer repair facility in Bolton 218, purchase discounted software through the online Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC), and get in-person training and on-demand how-to videos for UWM technology services and commonly used software from Learning TECHniques.

Wireless service is offered in University buildings via PROWLnet and UWM WiFi. Students will find Campus Computer Labs (CCLs) with Macs, PCs, printers and scanners; and Web Kiosks located in many UWM buildings for a quick check of the Internet. The UWM Mobile app provides real-time information and is available for free download at the Apple App Store or the Android Market.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Curtin Hall, Room 672
(414) 229-5757


The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-credit, pre-university program that offers intensive English language training to students who are preparing for either undergraduate or graduate university studies and overall English fluency. The instruction is designed to strengthen listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Elective courses are offered in grammar and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparation as well as in additional skill areas. Five eight-week sessions of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available every year: two consecutive sessions in the fall and spring semesters and one in the summer. For more information about IEP courses and enrollment, contact the ESL office in Curtin Hall 672 at (414) 229-5757 or esl@uwm.edu.

Services for Adult and Returning Students

Vogel Hall, 3253 North Downer Ave.
(414) 229-2222


Have you followed another life path and now want to explore your college options? Been away from school long enough to realize it's time to come back? Enrolling in college coursework after a long time away from school can be a daunting task.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff is here to help adult students navigate through the back-to-school transition and find their niche at UWM. Advisors help prospective students identify their educational goals, assist non-degree undergraduates through the application and course selection process, and provide a home base to which adult students return for support and referrals. If the prospective adult student does not meet admission standards, advisors provide information about available options and assistance appropriate to the person's specific circumstances.

Applications are encouraged from veterans, educationally disadvantaged students, and other non-traditional applicants. Pre-admission advising for adults and other non-traditional students is available by appointment through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an advisor, call (414) 229-2222. Or, feel free to connect with us at uwm.edu/contact for easy access to an online request form, phone, email, live chat, or social media, all in one convenient location.

Accessibility Resource Center

Mitchell Hall, Room 112
(414) 229-6287 (V/TTY)

The Accessibility Resource Center's (ARC) mission is to create an accessible and inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities that fosters the development of each student's full potential. ARC facilitates reasonable academic accommodations to promote equal access to students in their educational programs at UWM.

Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis and need to be supported in current documentation of disability submitted to ARC. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: note taking, sign language interpreting and captioning services, adaptive equipment and materials, electronic textbook service, priority registration, and alternative testing.

ARC encourages students with disabilities to contact the office upon acceptance to UWM or immediately following diagnosis of disability. Early notification assists in arranging services that begin the first day of class, and is critical for students using sign language interpreters, captioning or note-taking services, and for those students requiring textbooks and materials in alternative formats.

Student Health

Norris Health Center
(414) 229-4716

The Norris Health Center can help you stay healthy while coping with the demands of college life. The center provides high quality medical, mental health, and wellness services, at low cost, to enrolled students.

Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries are provided Monday through Friday. Center services include counseling, gynecological care, immunizations, allergy injections, sports medicine, men's health, physical examinations, confidential STD counseling and testing, and a variety of health promotion and wellness services. Laboratory testing and pharmacy are provided on site at a nominal charge. Appointments preferred; same-day options available.

UWM Children's Learning Center

2114 E. Kenwood Blvd.
(414) 229-5384

The UWM Children's Learning Center provides high-quality care for the children of UWM students, faculty, staff, UWM Alumni Association members, and Hartford University School families and teachers. The Center serves children six weeks through 12 years of age, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


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