Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Falling into fun: UW- Milwaukee Style!

Hello fellow Panthers!,

I don't know about you but fall is definitely my favorite time of the year! The leaves are falling, the cider is cooking, the pumpkins are ready to be picked! Many of you are probably looking for some fun fall activities to do in Milwaukee this fall, Look no further! I have made a list of twenty super fun activities for you to do right here in Milwaukee! Pull out those Upasses and go on an adventure with your new friends!

Places to visit:

1. The Milwaukee County Zoo has multiple free entry days coming up: November 1 and December 6
Otherwise tickets are about $9.00.

2. Milwaukee Art Museum has free admission on the first Thursday of every month, otherwise admission is only $12 with your student ID!

3. The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd $7 for admission. Weather not a problem, take a walk through these indoor gardens!

4. Check out this list of haunted sites all around the city! Use that UPass and get to know the city in a fun way! http://www.milwaukeeghosts.com/map.asp

5. Check out how the residents of BayView carve their pumpkins at this unique fall festival on October 17 and 18! Pull out the costume and enjoy bands and a hayride! More info at: http://www.bayviewneighborhood.org/pumpkinpavilion Located at Humboldt Park.

Food to try:

1. The Milwaukee Public Market is always a fun place to visit and get many fresh treats including cheese curds, chocolate, and many other yummy dishes. On October 19th they will be having a Harvest Festival featuring many Fall-centric activities and snacks!

2. Try out your spy skills at the Safe House, I'll give you the address but no more.... 779 N. Front St, Milwaukee

3. The Dogg Haus: In the mood for a cheaper snack with your friends? Check out the Dogg Haus for their Delicious variety of hot dogs! I personally recommend the Rome dog! It is also located right on N. Downer across from Mitchell and Curtin Halls!

4. Beans and Barley Market and Cafe 1901 E North Ave Milwaukee, Wi. This diner is located right down the street from our RiverView and Cambridge Residence Halls.

5. In the mood for a burger and fries? Try AJ Bombers, 1247 N Water Street, Enjoy some peanuts while you wait for a great burger and delicious fries!


1. Visit the #1 Haunted House in Milwaukee, Mars Haunted House! Admission per adult is $13 but if a group of 15+ go it is only $11 per person!

2. SHOPPING! Hit up Bayshore and buy some new jeans and sweaters before the chilly weather comes by!

3. Carve a pumpkin!

4. Try out the kitchen at the base of South Tower in Sandburg, on the second floor of RiverView or on any floor of Cambridge with a fun fall recipe! Simple Fall Desserts! Be sure to check out the kitchen keys from your service desk and leave the kitchens as clean as you found them!

5. Looking for that perfect costume? Check out this list of costume shops throughout Milwaukee!

Movies to watch:

1. Scariest Movies of 2014

2. Dates & Times of Disney's Classic Halloween Movies 2014

3. 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix

4.15 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies

5. RedBox Movie Selection List

Well Guys, I know what I'll be doing the rest of the month! If you have any other recommendations of fun things to do around town, comment below!

Happy Fall!!,

Katie McNamara
Outreach Assistant

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

University Housing featured in Journal-Sentinel!!!

Hello Panthers!

We would just like to take a moment to thank the Journal-Sentinel staff for coming out to visit our residence halls! Please take a moment to read their story, Full UW-Milwaukee residence halls reflect new focus on campus life.  Take a look at the photo gallery as well, you might recognize some of your fellow Panthers!

Have a wonderful day,


Friday, September 26, 2014

Laundry, Meal Plans, and Money, Oh my!

Hello Panthers!  Do you ever wonder how much money is left on your Meal Plan or Gold Account? I do. Budgeting is an important part of being a college student. Today I will give you some information about how to check the balances as well as how to put money on these accounts.

There is a simple way to check the balances of both your meal plan and your Gold Account at uwm.managemyid.com. At this website you will use your UWM Email and Password to log onto your account. Once you have logged in there are categories that display the balance of your Gold account and your Meal Plan. There is also a sidebar where you may add funds to either your Meal Plan or your Gold Account using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). There is an option to save this card on the website for future use. Students can also add cash directly to their Gold Accounts using the Cash Value Machines located in every laundry room.

Your meal plan can be used at any location food selling location on campus, including ReStores and Grind locations. A full list of locations is located on uwm.managemyid.com.

Laundry is funded through your Gold Account. Laundry is $1.35 per wash and $1.15 per dry. There are laundry rooms located in each residence hall.

Laundry Locations:
Sandburg: Level U of North and East Towers
Cambridge Commons: First Floor across from the mailboxes and next to the fitness room
RiverView: Floor Two down the hall from the cafeteria
Kenilworth: Floor Two, East End, Behind the elevators

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your UWM Student ID accesses both your Meal Plan and your Gold Account. Think of it as using one card for both a Debit and a Credit account at a bank. One card with two accounts.

If a parent would like to add money to their residents account they can do so by clicking on the 'Family and Friends' link at uwm.managemyid.com. They will be asked for the students ID number (located on their Student ID Card) and the last name of the student. Then they will enter their credit card information and confirm their transaction. The process is broken down into 4 easy steps!

As always, if you have any questions regarding this post, or University Housing, please contact me at uhmtg@uwm.edu.

Have a great day!,

Katie McNamara
Outreach Assistant

Community Councils

Are you looking for a way to get involved and have your voice be heard? Do you want boost up your resume and gain valuable leadership experience? Then you should join a Community Council or SHAC! 

Community Councils and SHAC are the student governments of the Residence Halls! More importantly, they are the voices of the residents in University Housing! Community Councils and SHAC also do a ton of events and activities for students!! One of these amazing events actually occurs this weekend on Sunday, September 28th! It's the SHAC Jamboree from 3pm-8pm in Sandburg Flicks! There will be scavenger hunts, free food, leadership activities and guest speakers!  

Joining a Community Council or SHAC is a great way to get involved in your community and meet new people! They are held right in your residence hall which makes your decisions and inputs that much more important. 

There are a total of six community councils: North, West, South, East-Purin, Cambridge and RiverView! They are open to any residents living in those communities! SHAC is also a great way to make a University Housing wide difference and is open to anyone living in University Housing. 

If you are interested in joining SHAC, stop by their office in Sandburg C221! You can also email them at shac@uwm.edu or call them at 414-229-6313! 

If you are interested in joining a Community Council, just ask any of your RAs or stop by the Residents Life Offices in either Sandburg C120 or Cambridge Commons 144! You can also contact them at their social media sites below! 

Social Media
SHAC Facebook page:http://facebook.com/SHACatUWM
SouthEnd Council: http://facebook.com/SECatUWM
SouthEast Purin Council: http://facebook.com/SEPatUWM
NorthWest Council: http://facebook.com/NWCatUWM
Twitter: @SHACatUWM or http://twitter.com/SHACatUWM

Get involved!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PASS to the rescue!

Good morning Panthers!

      Feeling a little overwhelmed with classes, projects, and upcoming exams? Don't you worry PASS is here to help! PASS otherwise known as Panther Academic Support Services, is completely free tutoring available to UWM students. PASS study sessions are held all around campus, including our residence halls. If you are unable to make the specific times PASS is scheduled, they also provide you with online tutoring and the ability for you to schedule your own appointment.  For the tutoring sessions in our residence halls, you can just come right on in because there is no need for an appointment. Listed below are the Cambridge Commons and Sandburg Hall tutoring times and locations for Chemistry and Math. If you are a resident in Cambridge or RiverView we recommend going to PASS at Cambridge and if you are a resident in Sandburg or Purin we recommend you go to PASS at Sandburg Hall.
      PASS tutoring also offers supplemental instruction (SI) to students as well. SI leaders attend class in a larger lecture hall, take notes, and keep up with the readings and homework. Then the leaders hold a review session to cover the materials in a smaller setting generally once every week. This then gives the students the option to ask questions and recover the material that they might not be able to do during lecture. Use online tutoring, go to SI reviews, or use the walk in tutoring in our residence halls! PASS tutoring is an amazing FREE resource you should all take advantage of!

Good luck on your exams!