Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter on the Stage

So one of the great things about living in Milwaukee is the arts.  We have many theaters in the area putting on shows celebrating the Christmas season.  I know many of you are getting ready to head home for the holidays, but think about stopping in with your family at a show on your way out of town.

The Marcus Center currently has Milwaukee Ballet performing the Nutcracker until December 27.  Milwaukee Ballet's website describes the show as "...a dream...dancing flowers and snowflakes...Toys coming to life! 'The Nutcracker' is also a journey of familiar feelings and a sense of child wonder."  It's a show that brings life to a children's playground and wonder to a child's eyes while at the same time allowing the adults to take a step back in time and become a child all over again.  This magical show is perfect for all ages.  You can visit the Milwaukee Ballet website for more information, show times, ticket prices, and even a sneak peak from a behind the scenes rehearsal.

On the other hand if you are looking for a show with a few more words that will remind everyone to appreciate each other during this holiday season, "A Christmas Carol" is playing a Milwaukee Pabst Theater.  This show will keep you and your family laughing and remind you of the true meaning of the holidays.  The show is playing until the 24 of December and ticket prices and the detail whatnot's can be found on the Pabst  Theater website.

I can speak from self experience saying these are wonderful shows.  As a dance major at UWM I ca appreciate the performance on the stage.  But what is even better about this show, is even those unfamiliar with the performance world will have a smile placed on their face after the show.  Either way enjoy your Holidays!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Make it Out Alive!

Aside from my exponentially increased caffeine intake and lack of sleep I would never have guessed that it's almost time for finals yet again. The semester flew by so fast, it feels like just yesterday I was meeting all of you at New Student Orientation. This semester has brought many lessons in and out of the classroom as many students are living on their own for the first time ever and learning how to manage their lives. In a couple short weeks grades will be out and the bounty of your efforts will be revealed. But what will you be doing when you find out your final grades for the semester? The answer for most of us is back under our parents' roof, the very same roof we plotted to escape the last 18 years. However, there's a good chance that you won't be returning to the same situation you left in the Fall.
Leaving for college has implications beyond the student. Your family has probably made some changes to the house and their relationship with you now that you're out on your own. A lot of students get closer to their families once they move out and going home for break is a relaxing, enjoyable time for all. Then there's the rest of us, who may or may not have good relationships with their parents, and the thought of going back home causes anxiety and stress. Rest assured that there are some simple steps you can take to make the break as peaceful as possible for everyone.
Try to keep in mind that there are two sides to every situation, in this case it's your side and your parents' side. The added freedom you've grown accustomed to is typically the biggest struggle when going back home; now that you've gotten a taste you don't want to give any up. Your parents were young once and should be able to understand this feeling, but that won't stop them from doing what they have for the last 18 years. Be a sport and let them parent you a little, even if you think it's stupid. Let them know when you have plans with friends so they know when they can expect to see you, spend some quality time with them and let them know how you're doing out on your own, have a real conversation with them, do some chores around the house. All of these can help ease the potentially rocky transition back home and require minimal effort. 
The first semester out of the house makes you grow in ways that you probably haven't even realized yet. Going back home for a while can provide valuable insight to what changes you've made in your life. Take this time to evaluate what changes you've made, whether or not they are changes for better or worse, and set some new goals for yourself! Regardless of what you're doing with your winter break, make sure you relax and have some fun!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stop Stressing Out

Let's talk about Finals...

Wanting to rip your hair out?  Can’t drag yourself out of bed?  Feeling the urge to cry for no reason?  Don’t fret, you’re not alone.  All of these and many more feelings occur at this time of year due to stress.  You have already made it this far, now it is time for one last push and you’ll have completed the semester.
Need some help?

First identify what kind of person you are, and be honest with yourself…you don’t want to grow a Pinocchio nose.
1.                     Procrastinator- At one point or another, we all have been here with a deadline at midnight and the project started at 11:30 PM.  If you are procrastinating, lock yourself away from social gatherings, Internet, and any other distractions.  Take time to focus on just your schoolwork.  As you complete each assignment on your list you’ll start to feel better and better.  Ask a friend to stop by and check on you in an hour to make sure you hold yourself responsible and stay on task.  And DON’T let them become another distraction. This is crunch time.
2.                    Physical Exhaustion- do you find yourself falling asleep in class, feeling kind of sick, or just not at 100%?  Then your body is trying to tell you something.  Take it easy!  Treat yourself to a night of caring for your body.  Eat a good, healthy dinner and enjoy your night.  Maybe take a nice, long, hot shower, read your favorite book, or watch your favorite movie.  Whatever you do don’t stay up late!!  Most importantly give your body some well-needed rest.  You’ll wake up the next morning feeling good and ready to conquer the rest of the semester.
3.                   Mental Exhaustion- Have you been working hard on studying and papers and homework?  Maybe too hard?  If you feel like your brain is so fried you have to think about what your own name is, take a break.  Spend a couple hours catching up with a friend, chilling on the couch and watching some television, or releasing energy through shooting some hoops.  After a few hours of freedom your brain will be happy, and you will be able to get back to work.

Remember all the work you have already done and how far you’ve already gone.  Don’t give up now!  Finish the semester strong!

Monday, December 9, 2013

No Panther Left Behind

This was an exciting weekend for many new Panthers as contract access was rolled out and they were able to take one more big step in the process of coming to UWM! However, there are undoubtedly a few  students out there who are having trouble finding the e-mail with the instructions. This e-mail could have been sent to your personal e-mail address or your new UWM e-mail address. If you think you should have received the e-mail detailing how to fill out your contract, but you did not, the first two places you should check and your "Junk" and "Spam" folders in your inbox. If it's not there go ahead and shoot us an e-mail at or call (414)229-4065 and we'll figure out any problems you're having!

Once your contract is completed please allow 3-5 business days for the deposit charge to appear on your PAWS account.

If you think you should have access to the contract, but have not received the e-mail you can always log in to MyHousing@UWM to check whether or not the contract link is there. If it is, it will be a blue link towards the bottom of the page (above the Kenilworth Square Apartments header). Make sure to check out University Housing on Facebook for even more tips and tricks about housing contracts and so much more!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Hungry Hungry Residents!

With contracts coming out soon I'd like to take a minute to explain the meal plan in more depth to clear up or prevent any confusion that may be surrounding the topic. Any resident that does not have a kitchenette in their suite is required to have a meal plan. When filling out a housing contract, three meal plan levels will be available to choose from. Level 1 is the lowest dollar amount and level 3 is the highest. Anyone assigned to a room which requires a meal plan but selected a no plan choice will default to level 2, if necessary. Each plan also includes (within the cost posted) a Dining Administration Fee which traditionally has been equal to the base amount of meal plan level one. This fee enables Restaurant Operations, who controls and coordinates all food related efforts, to provide the great service and convenience our residents become accustomed to throughout their time in University Housing.

The best place for residents to use their meal plans is in the cafeterias (Cambridge, RiverView and Sandburg plus Palm Gardens in Sandburg) because food purchased with a meal plan at those venues gets a 50% discount! Spending the meal plan money in the cafeterias is the best value for the price and helps you recoup the admin fee.

Everything available for purchase in the cafeterias being a la carte, so each transaction is only for the exact food purchased. There are no buffet-style cafeterias in University Housing (and you don't swipe or pay just to be able to enter the facility).

It is unlikely anyone will spend their entire meal plan in the cafeterias, but this is good information to be aware of and take into consideration when trying to budget out how to spend the meal plan.

"Eric! Help! There's still a month left in the semester and I don't have any more money left on my meal plan! Do I have to starve for the rest of the semester?!"

Absolutely not! Residents can add money to their meal plan online at or in person at the cafeteria Cash Value Center located in Sandburg. On the other side of the fence, there is no penalty for not using the entire meal plan amount. Any balance at the end of Fall semester is carried over into the Spring semester, and the balance at the end of the contract (end of Spring semester) is refunded back to the resident, less a ten dollar processing fee.

If you have any questions about meal plans or if you would like to change your meal plan level, you can call or email our office at

Hopefully everyone understands meal plans a little better now!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Give Back on Thanksgiving!

For anyone living far away from home the holidays have potential to be a great time to go back home and see all your friends and family, but for anyone unable to return home it can be an unfortunately sad and lonely time. I have news for you though; it doesn't have to be! If you're not going home to be with family this Thanksgiving I highly suggest checking out a volunteer opportunity somewhere close by. There are too many people who will be cold and hungry this Thanksgiving and volunteering is a great way to do something nice for someone else that will probably elevate your mood a bit as well! To make it easy for you to find a volunteer opportunity I found you this website with contact information for 5 great places to spend one day or start getting involved on a more consistent basis!

 The holidays are a time where we often reflect on how blessed and grateful we are for everything and everyone we are fortunate enough to have in our lives. Not everyone can relate to that feeling and a few hours of your day could mean the world to someone else. Who knows, you might even make a few new friends along the way!

For everyone traveling home this weekend , have a safe journey and enjoy the short break before finals come! I'd also like to remind everyone University Housing is currently in the middle of a food drive so bring some nonperishable food items back to school with you and for every 5 items you donate you'll get a coupon for FREE FOOD from Noodles & Co. The next day for the Noodles' coupons is December 3rd in Sandburg from 11:30AM - 1:00PM.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


Friday, November 22, 2013

I promise I've been good this year


Let’s be real, I’m getting old. In just one short year I’ll be a high school grad and livin’ it up in college! With the holiday season approaching, I've been thinking a lot about what to ask for this year. I want to continue my life long tradition and ask for the newest video games and the other “cool” stuff I fantasize about having with my friends. But this year something is different. This year I want to set myself up for a great year away at college. I know that I’m going to need a lot of stuff that I won’t be able to afford myself, but maybe if I asked for a few of those things now it will make the transition into college a bit easier for both of us!

I’ve been talking to my friends that went to college this year and compiling a list of the things they think have helped them out the most. From my research, I've gathered that I need to be able to stay entertained in my room when there is nothing going on, I should have ample storage for all my belongings as well as my food and drinks I want to keep in my room, and I guess I should make sure I have everything I need to set myself up for academic success as well. Browsing through the University Housing website I found this list of Items to Bring that looks like a really good outline for what to bring and what not to bring. Just to make it easier for you, I also created a wishlist of my own. I know it looks long, I just want to be sure I’m as comfortable as possible!

-Mini Fridge
-Video game(s)/Console
-Gift cards for nearby restaurants
-Shower caddy/Other toiletry related items
-Room decorations
-Organizers for all my stuff!
-Sporting Equipment
-Board games
-Alarm clock
-Wireless Router
-Cleaning supplies
-Minimal dishes for in my room

Hopefully these lists give you some guidance in your holiday shopping! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Preparing for Winter Break

Deck the Halls and ride a one horse sleigh to Grandma's house, but before you can do that you need to make sure you're prepared for winter break.   Students need to attend their house meetings to know how to prep their room for winter break.  You are welcome to stay over winter break no matter what residence hall you live in.  There is no extra cost for any student to live in the residence halls over break.  However, students should definitely check out our website with information on how to prepare your room according to which residence hall you live in.

Next, you should know RiverView will be closed for winter break, and there will be NO ACCESS for anyone. Students in RiverView will be asked to move to a Cambridge Commons room if they need housing over winter break. RiverView residents need to fill out a a request form to receive a winter room in Cambridge.  More information can be received from your resident assistant.  The forms are due no later that DECEMBER 6.

And last of all, for any students who are completing their time at UWM, you need to make sure you speak with your RA prior to your desired move out date.  You will need to schedule a move out appointment, so they can properly check you out of your room and avoid an improper checkout fee ($75).  You can visit our website to find this great checklist to help you avoid that fee.  Students, you will also need to fill out a termination form to end your housing contract with UW-Milwaukee.  We wish you the best on where ever your path will take you next.

Whether you are planning on staying or leaving over break, it is important most of all to attend your house meeting.  This has all information you could ever need....oh and make sure you clean!! 

Enjoy your break and congratulate yourselves for a semester completed!!  RiverView opens back up on January 19th and classes start the 22nd!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Welcome and New Classes!

Happy Friday!

As fall welcome comes to an end, I know I have personally had a blast going to various fall welcome events!! Don't forget there are still a ton of ways to keep getting involved in and around UWM. UWM has absolutely amazing centers and offices that can help you academically and socially!  Some of my favorite offices around campus include The Center for Student Involvement which offers a whole list of available student organizations you can become apart of. Another great office is The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research, which includes volunteering opportunities around the UWM campus. The Office of Undergraduate Research can help you find various research opportunities around campus and The Recreation Center can match you up with different sports clubs! These offices are great starts to kicking off your school year and hopefully keeping you very busy during all of your down time! As classes continue, remember all of the resources available to you to help you academically excel. PASS tutoring, The Writing Center, Mentors, professor office hours, and of course your RA! All of these people can help make your year at UWM the most successful it can be. As always if you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask below!! I know it's only three weeks into the semester but don't forget to get involved!!



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Funday!

The Residence Halls are looking exuberant after a fun, busy move-in this week! It was awesome to see all the smiles, sweat, and tears that come along with moving away to college and I had a lot of fun helping out at Sandburg and Cambridge!

Now that the work is done, it's time to have some fun! We have a couple events left yet this evening. The next event up is the RecFest in Klotsche starting at 7:00pm. Come check out all of the recreational opportunities UW-Milwaukee has to offer! This was one of my favorite Fall Welcome events last year and if you're lucky you might bump into me and get your picture taken!

After that we have another awesome event at Target! We're taking over the whole store, playing loud music, and shopping for anything you may have forgotten at home. I'll be there as well taking pictures, doing a little last minute shopping myself, and quite possibly showing you how not to dance!

And of course don't forget about the Brewer's game tomorrow morning or the Milwaukee Art Museum trip! 

See you all there!!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Greek System You Might Not Expect

Spring semester 2013 I rushed, accepted a bid, pledged, and got initiated into the Sigma Chi Rho Fraternity on campus. I have several friends in fraternities throughout the country and even though I never really thought Greek life was for me I decided to go to one of the rush events. It was not what I was expecting. The brothers were all welcoming and engaging, even in the simple setting of a video game night in the Union. And that was just the beginning.

Throughout the semester, Sigma Chi helped me grow as an individual, a team member, and a leader. Fraternities and Sororities here at UWM aren't what you might expect. We don't have the crazy parties, huge houses, and the inevitable drama that stems from what you've probably seen on TV and in the movies. The organizations here focus on the core concepts that are the foundation of Greek chapters, like leadership and volunteering, and give the members endless resources and connections that will undoubtedly help as we all get our careers and futures started.

There are also business Fraternities, such as Beta Alpha Psi that I'm looking forward to getting more involved in this coming year. A lot of majors also have a professional Greek community that offer even more experience, resources, and experience focused on your major. For me, this means accounting. This year I'll get the chance to participate in numerous volunteer events and fun activities with other members of the accounting community.

No matter what level of involvement you're looking for, UWM Greek Life has something to offer you. Keep an eye out for rush events held at the beginning of each semester to give you a glimpse into what it's like being a part of an exclusive group of students that value highly ethical morals and values that can help shape the person you grow into as you go through your college years. There is no obligation for attending rush events, and it's a great way to meet people and have fun even if you don't find the right group for you. I found mine, now it's time for you to go find your own best fit!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Happest 5K on The Planet!

 Happy August New Panthers,

Yesterday, I was able to participate and complete my second Color Run!! This is one of my favorite 5ks since you get drenched in color dust throughout the event and each year it gets better. As you embark on the 5k, you pass through 4 different color zones. Each color zone has a different color of dust being thrown at you and the layers of colorful dust continue to pile up! By the end of the race, you are completely engulfed in color from head to toe. Each participant must wear a white tee shirt and most teams get pretty extravagant with costumes. I have seen everything from tutus to wedding dresses being worn during the run. After you complete the run, they have a giant finish line party which features hundreds of color packets being thrown in the air at the same time. They also have music playing and stations to get rid of some of that color before you depart home! This is always one of the highlights of my summer! In a couple weeks, I will also be running in the Electric Run and there is still time to sign up for it!

See you all in the near future,

Thursday, August 8, 2013

E is for Emily and Elephant

Lions and Tigers and Bears…
OH MY!!   
Who doesn’t love a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo?  I went a couple of weeks ago to see the stingray exhibit.  They actually let you pet and fed the stingrays.  They feel like squishy velvet and the sharks have rough grainy skin.  Here are some photos from my trip with my cousins.  You are never too old to act like a kid again, and the Milwaukee Zoo is a great opportunity.  The stingray exhibit will be here until September 2. 

Even if you don’t get a chance to pet a stingray, you can’t still visit the peacocks and take a camel ride.  The Milwaukee County Zoo is free on November 2 and December 7 this year.  Otherwise you can look on the zoo website for pricing.

This is Emily and the Elephants saying, "Go visit the zoo!!"

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thinking Green at University Housing

My fellow outreach assistants and I on top of the garden

University Housing is determined to decrease their environmental footprint through implicating various green procedures. One of the ways housing does this is, is by creating and maintaining their own garden on top of Sandburg Residence Halls. This green roof is the largest in Wisconsin and measures to 33,000 square feet. Some of the numerous environmental benefits include reducing storm water run off and filtering pollutant out of the air and water.  Nestled on top of the third floor this garden provides residences with healthier eating choices. Tomatoes, eggplant, basil, and peppers are just some of the fresh vegetables and herbs grown right above the cafeteria! As the summer continues, these fresh edible delights get picked and served in our very own cafeterias around university housing. There is also a garden located beside East Tower that serves as a community garden and has additional spaces for the residence halls cafeterias garden. All of these garden plots help contribute to healthy, sustainable eat choices in university housing!

The video below highlights all of the on campus gardens including the Sandburg rooftop garden!

See you all in around 20 days!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Work Study 101

Why would anyone want a job where they have to study while they're still in school and have more than enough to study for already?

I think you're misunderstanding me. A work study is not a type of job, it's a type of payment for a job you have while enrolled in courses. Work study is part of Financial Aid that allows students to work for some of the money they receive from FAFSA, with a few special characteristics. Work study is available at UWM for just about every job offered to students. The process of finding the job, interviewing, the work you do, and most importantly getting paid works the same as getting a job without work study. The difference is the government pays approximately 75 cents of each dollar that work study participants receive, making work study an attractive option for employers. In addition to being attractive to employers, work study is a great option for students, financially speaking. The money earned in a work study does not count towards income earned on financial aid for future years so it won't hurt your financial aid potential.

Whether you choose to participate in a work study or not, there are plenty of option for employment around campus with more popping up all year long and they're all located in one convenient place: the auxiliary jobs website. From the aux site you can apply directly to as many jobs as you wish, get a lot of information about different jobs that are available, and get contact information to follow up the application with a phone call. Working anywhere on campus is a beneficial way to get involved in more than just the courses you're taking while you're at UWM!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Roaring with the Cows at State Fair

Where can you enjoy a delicious cream puff, try 5 different flavors of milk, pet a cow, AND display your Panther Pride!?  At Wisconsin State Fair of course.  On August 4 UW-Milwaukee will be displaying their Panther Pride through out the day.  There will be prizes to win, a contest you can show off your roar in, and a performance from PECK school of the arts.  Oh, and even Pounce will be there taking photos and signing autographs.  All of these great activities are located at the Fair’s Central Mall, across from the original cream puff pavilion.  There are so many great activities all offered on August 4, so grab your Panther paw prints and head on out to eat a cream puff with Pounce at the State Fair!
Make sure you check out this article on the UWM page for more information on State Fair events and the State Fair page so you know all about UWM events and the rest of excitement at State Fair.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Black Cat Ultimate!

Looking for a way to get involved around campus and the Milwaukee area? Want something that can help you build life long friendships and enrich your college experience? Need something to replace those high school sports? Then think about joining a sport club at UWM! There are various UWM sports clubs that students can become apart of from paintball, to soccer, to sailing club! One of my personal favorite sport clubs at UWM is Black Cat Ultimate Frisbee! Black Cat Ultimate Frisbee is a sport club consisting of both a women's and men's competitive teams. They travel around the surrounding Milwaukee area and even all the way to Florida to participate in ultimate frisbee tournaments. Those interested can contact Black Cat in the fall each year and you can visit their webpage or facebook page for more information! Black Cat volunteers throughout the Milwaukee community, can provide some jobs to their members and creates everlasting memories. It allows students to really reach out and participate in and around the UWM community. Make sure you check out the video below and get involved!!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

But MOOOOOOOOM, I'm sooo bored!!

Long time no see! The housing office has been bumpin' the last couple weeks and I've gotten to speak to a LOT of you as we keep counting down to the start of a great year. As students start moving onto campus, there will be the inevitable barrage of organizations trying to grab your attention and show you all of the amazing opportunities they have to offer. And trust me, there's a lot to offer!

UWM has over 300 student-led organizations that offer opportunity for involvement on any level you desire, opportunities that can directly correlate to your major and give you a leg up when starting your career. Being involved in a student organization is a great way to develop your leadership teamwork skills.  

South End Carnival goer testing
his limits with chubby bunny
The one year I have under my belt at UWM led me to explore a multitude of these organizations from the events I went to (even if it was just for the free food) and the chance to join a couple different organizations. While living in Cambridge Commons I was the Treasurer for the South End Council, one of the many community councils within the Residence Halls, where I gained experience far beyond making budgets. I was able to coordinate many events, such as the South End Carnival to wrap up the year and give everyone a chance to have a little fun with their friends before finals. 

Getting involved may not have been the "cool thing to do" in high-school, but my friends, that's a thing of the past once you reach UWM. Joining any of our organizations is a fun, beneficial way to make your time here worth something a little bigger than yourself. So as this year gets started make sure to explore a few groups, maybe you'll discover a new passion or find your next best friend. At the very least, you'll probably get some free food!

Peace and Blessins'


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dancemakers in July

Dancin' the Night Away!!

July 25-27 in Mitchell room 254 is an opportunity to view some amazing work.  The work of national recognized master of fine arts students will be displayed these July evenings.  This intimate performance provides a unique glimpse into various movement research perspectives from across the United States.  Shows are at 7:30PM every night and also 4:30PM Saturday.  Ticket prices vary as follows:
Tickets: $12 adult/$10 seniors, UWM faculty, staff, alumni & other university students/
$9 UWM students/$5 ages 13-18 and PSOA students/Free for under 12 & Dance majors.
Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at or 414-229-4308.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Do Some Research About Undergraduate Research!

Good Morning! 

One of the primary reasons I chose UWM, was the exceptional opportunity to be apart of undergraduate research. Throughout my undergraduate years at UWM, I will have the privilege to participate in two full years of undergraduate research. The first undergraduate research I participated in was applied undergraduate research through The Center of Urban Initiatives and Research and Zibler School of Public Health. I worked along side a nonprofit organization on a project called Youth Chef Academy. We went into local, urban Milwaukee public schools and taught students a plant based cooking program. Throughout my year working on this project, I researched the the obesity and malnutrition issues surrounding the youth in Milwaukee and implicated programs to decrease these increasing rates. Upon completion of my research, I was able to present my findings at the WPHA Annual Conference and the Undergraduate Research Symposium. My undergraduate research, allowed me to directly see how research can affect and influence the surrounding Milwaukee area in a positive way!!

The second undergraduate research I am able to participate in will take place my upcoming senior year! I will be working in a neurobiology lab doing genetic research on the genetic mutations of the CABIN1 gene in mice and zebra fish! Working in undergraduate research has allowed me to find a passion for the way molecular biology can intertwine with cutting edge research. There are plenty of opportunities to work with faculty on their research in a variety of departments. If you are interested in undergraduate research or want more specific information, check out The Office of Undergraduate Research. As always if you have any further questions about undergraduate research, please feel free to ask in the comments below!

Have an awesome day,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ride the Magic School Bus

Yes!  You will most likely ride a large, yellow, school bus to get to classes.  In addition to school buses, there are also shuttle, which look like over-sized vans.  Many students are worried if they live in Cambridge Commons or RiverView, they won't be able to get to class on time with the shuttle.  I can speak from two years of experience.  I lived in RiverView, and the shuttles were very reliable.  They arrive about  every 5-7 minutes and the ride to campus is about 8-10 minutes.  Also despite what you hear, Cambridge Commons and RiverView are closer than you think; the two resident halls are only about a mile a way from campus.  In addition only residents are able to ride the shuttles, so no worry about not finding a spot to sit.  The last thing I would like to mention is that there are different shuttle route.  You can visit the shuttle website to learn more about shuttle route and times.  After 6 PM the shuttles switch from two direct routes from campus to resident halls to routes that offer stops in between campus and the resident halls.  This offers students the option to visit a friend off campus or grab a bite to eat at noodle.  Students can also keep track of shuttle arrival times through the UWM mobile app!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Extra Extra Read all about it!!!

Happy July! 

             Get excited incoming panthers!! Move-in guides are on their way to a mailbox near you!! Well almost... Start regularly checking your mailboxes mid July and keep an eye out for this guide filled with valuable information about the move-in process and living on campus this upcoming fall. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to make moving into our residence halls as easy as possible. It will have information on what not to wear bring to your new residence hall rooms as well as outline policies and procedures while living on campus. Packing tips, laundry information, mailing addresses, loft information, and maps of each residence halls are also jammed packed into it. My personal favorite part of the move in guide is all of the upcoming events and activities planned for Fall Welcome week! Fall Welcome week occurs after you move in and before classes begin September 3rd, so make sure you stick around after moving into your new home.  Some of these events include: Milwaukee boat tours, trips to museums, Brewers games, and so much more! There will also be a calendar on the UWM Mobile app filled with events and activities during Fall Welcome. Also make sure you thoroughly read the move-in guide, as it should be able to answer a majority of the questions that come up during the remainder of summer vacation. You can also view the move-in guide online before your paper copy arrives in the mail. Finally starting mid July, you can log onto your to view your move in time and date. It will also give you the option to request a loft on the webpage. Lofts are $100 to rent for the full academic year and will be waiting for you when you move into your room if you request a loft prior to August 1st.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact University housing or ask in the comments below!

Let it slide,