Directions/Parking/Travel


Summer New Student Orientation

When attending New Student Orientation, we ask that you park in the underground lot located within the UWM athletics facility, the Klotsche Center/Pavilion. From the Klotsche Center/Pavilion, Orientation Leaders will direct you to Zelazo Center for New Student Orientation. Parking will be available for the duration of the program (including overnight) at no cost.

***Please note that the Klotsche Center/Pavilion Parking Lot does not open for New Student Orientation Parking until 9:15 am. If you arrive before then and do not receive a parking pass, you may be ticketed. Please plan accordingly.***

Directions to campus and parking at Klotsche Center/Pavilion…

From the South – From I-43 North/I-94 West near downtown Milwaukee. Exit right on W Capitol Dr. (76A). Turn right on to W Capitol Dr. Proceed straight (east) approx. two miles to N Downer Ave. Turn right on to N Downer Ave. Proceed on Downer Ave. for approx. five blocks and turn right into the Klotsche Center/Pavilion lot. Proceed to the underground parking ramp located at the northeast corner of the building.

From the West - From I-94 East near downtown Milwaukee, merge on to I-43 North. Exit right on W Capitol Dr. (76A). Turn right on to W Capitol Dr. Proceed straight (east) approx. two miles to N Downer Ave. Turn right on to N Downer Ave. Proceed on Downer Ave. for approx. five blocks and turn right into the Klotsche Center/Pavilion lot. Proceed to the underground parking ramp located at the northeast corner of the building.

From the North - Take I-43 South into Milwaukee. Exit on Capitol Dr. Turn left (south) at bottom of the exit onto N. Green Bay Ave. Proceed to Capitol Dr., turn left (east) on Capitol Dr. Continue along on Capitol Dr. two and one half (2.5) miles to Downer Ave. Turn right (south) on Downer Ave. Proceed on Downer Ave. for approx. five blocks and turn right into the Klotsche Center/Pavilion lot. Proceed to the underground parking ramp located at the northeast corner of the building.

From the Airport - Exit the Milwaukee airport loop to Airport Spur Rd. Continue along the Airport Spur to I-94 West heading toward downtown Milwaukee. From I-94 West, merge on to I-43 North. Exit right on W Capitol Dr. (76A). Turn right on to W Capitol Dr. Proceed straight (east) approx. two miles to N Downer Ave. Turn right on to N Downer Ave. Proceed on Downer Ave. for approx. five blocks and turn right into the Klotsche Center/Pavilion lot. Proceed to the underground parking ramp located at the northeast corner of the building.


Street Parking

It is possible to find street parking around campus, however most parking spots are subject to various parking regulations and time constrictions. If you choose to park along the city streets please be aware that the City of Milwaukee patrols around UWM heavily to ticket those that are in violation of parking regulations.


Overnight Accommodations

If you will be staying overnight in the Milwaukee area, there are a number of places you can stay near campus, downtown and in the Milwaukee area. For a comprehensive listing of area accommodations please see the Visit Milwaukee website online at www.visitmilwaukee.org

Overnight accommodations are also available in Kenilworth Guest Housing and Conference. More information can be located here or by calling 414-229-6588.