Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prowl Line Finals Hours

Hey Panthers!

Hope the studying is going well. Finals week is almost here, but lucky for us the Prowl Line is extending its hours to accommodate students who want more time to study around campus.

Do you know when your finals are scheduled? If you're in a class like BUS ADM 230, your final is at 7:30 on Saturday morning. Don't wait until the last minute to leave, because shuttles fill up quickly with last minute students trying to get to that final. Plan ahead! Professors don't give extra time if you're late. Leave early and make sure you get there.

Also be sure to check out the Prowl Line's summer hours.

Happy studying, and hope your finals go well!

UPASS Summer Use

Are you staying in Milwaukee for the summer? If so, here's what you need to know about your UPASS.

Students paying for summer courses + segregated fees will automatically have their UPASS stay activated through August 20th. Online classes don't count, unless it specifically says you're paying the additional fees. You can see this on your PAWS account.

If you're not taking a summer class, your UPASS will deactivate on May 20th. If you would like to keep it activated, you need to visit UWM Transportation Services, located in the UWM Student Union WG25. You will need to pay segregated fees of $22.55 in order to keep your UPASS activated.

So bottom line is, this option is to cover the summer gap. If you were here as a student Spring 2017 and are going to be here as a student Fall 2017, this is for you. If you weren't a student this past semester, or don't plan on being a student this fall, other options are available through MCTS.

Have your summer UPASS figured out? Here are some options you can check out this summer.

Baseball fans: Miller Park is just a bus ride away. Hop on the Goldline at Maryland and Newport, stop #4371 and ride until Wisconsin and N45, stop #492. Then it's a short walk to the stadium. Don't feel like taking the walk? Check out the Brewers Line, available at 20 different Milwaukee stops. There are also routes available from the Blueline or Route 23.

Check out the Milwaukee Public Market. Get on the Greenline at Oakland and Hartford #1400, and get off at Water and St. Paul, #635 and you're right there. If you love food, this is the place to be.

Have you visited the Milwaukee Art Museum yet? The Goldline at Maryland and Newport, stop #4371 takes you down to Prospect and Mason, #4391. A four minute walk then gets you straight to the museum. Admission is free the first Thursday of every month.

Check out Visit Milwaukee for more ideas.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hi Panthers!

Hi! My name is Jessica. I’m about to complete my second year here at UWM. I have been an Outreach Assistant at UWM for a few months now, and it’s exciting for me to watch incoming students because they are just beginning their college experience here as a Panther. I know that they will fall in love with this school, campus, and community just as I have.

Pantherfest 2016 

I grew up in a small town called Spring Green, Wisconsin. It was a unique town, having things such as American Players Theatre, House on theRock, and Taliesin. When I was looking at places to go for college, my one thought was that I wanted to be in a city, to be the opposite of where I grew up. Milwaukee has many opportunities in the healthcare field, such as a 4 year sonography program which is what drew me to apply here. However, my plans changed and I decided to do a different path of education in preparation for furthering my education after I complete my bachelor’s degree. I am now working towards a biomedical sciences degree, with a chemistry minor.

One of my favorite things here at UWM are the opportunities to become involved on campus. There are so many clubs, jobs, or sports to be a part of. I am in Chemistry Club and PASA, and if I had time would be involved in more. If I were to recommend something to an incoming student, it would be to join a club and meet new people with the same interests as you.

Panther Pride

Another favorite thing about UWM is Fall Welcome. There are so many activities and events planned. I also love living in this city because there are things to do all the time: new restaurants to try, new places to shop, new parts of the beach to lay on. I definitely feel that UWM is my home and I hope the incoming students will feel the same way!

Monday, May 8, 2017


 New Dancemakers 2016 - Photo by Tim Russell
Hi everyone! My name is Maddie and I'm finishing up my Freshman year at UW-Milwaukee. I started my job as an outreach assistant last fall, and I love it! My favorite part of the job is tabling events like Go Milwaukee, Meet Milwaukee and New Student Orientation. I love talking with prospective and incoming students about any questions or concerns they may have. I have a soft spot for High School kids because I just graduated a year ago, so the memories of senioritis, anxiously planning for freshman year, and the excitement of exploring a new school are still fresh. Anything I can do to help new panthers feel comfortable is my jam.

Day trip to Chicago
I was born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota but my family moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin before I even turned one. I graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH for short), and spent most of my time in choir, band, musicals, or dance classes. Outside of that, I worked at a movie theater for almost three years and grew my love for media. Spending most of my life in the arts eventually led me to applying for a BFA in Dance at UW-Milwaukee's outstanding Peck School of the Arts. When I was little I thought I'd grow up to be a ballerina attending Julliard, but as I got older I realized I preferred post-modern dance and Milwaukee offered a strong post-modern curriculum. So far dancing at UW-Milwaukee's has been an incredible experience. A lot of people ask why I chose Milwaukee over staying home and attending UW-Stevens Point and the answer is simple: the opportunities. The city offers plenty of guest artists, companies, and performances along with being so close to Chicago for bigger auditions. On top of being a Dance major, I'm also majoring in Journalism, Advertisement and Media Studies (JAMS for short) all thanks to my High School job at the movie theater.

Getting ready for 80's night
A few things I've enjoyed this past year as a freshman have been joining RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), Concert hopping on weekends, exploring the city with friends, and Colectivo. RUF is a Christian student organization I got involved with at the beginning of the year and now attend weekly along with being part of the Ministry Team. I highly recommend getting involved in a student org your first year! Off campus, Milwaukee has plenty of concert venues to explore such as The Rave, The Pabst, Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee Center for the Performing Arts, etc. Every so often my friends and I will spend the weekend checking out the music from venue to venue. This city offers so much, there's never a boring day. My friends and I will go to Bucks games, Brewers games, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery Museum, Var Art Gallery, and plenty more events around the city. Out of everything here, my favorite spot is by far the coffee shop, Colectivo. There's a few of these scattered around Milwaukee and more often than not you can find me at one with a smoothie in hand, working on assignments or studying for exams.
Atwater Beach day with my roommate and suitemate

Over all I've had a great freshman year at UW-Milwaukee. I can't wait to see where the next three years take me, not only as a student but in this position as an Outreach Assistant as well.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Move-Out Tips

Hi Panthers!

My name is Jessica, and I’m a sophomore here at UWM. It’s almost time to move out again! After we get through finals, of course. The end of spring semester can be a little crazy, but I’ve been through it before. Here’s a few tips for anyone who doesn’t know what to expect.

Quick Move-Out Tips: 

  • Don’t leave your cleaning until the last minute. If you are moving out after a final, give yourself some time to clean and stay organized. 
  • If you have a lot of trash, don’t leave it until the day you move out. With everyone cleaning at the same time, trash gets backed up and the last thing you want to be stuck with are multiple garbage bags coming home with you. 
  • Don’t throw away your gently used items. Things like clothes or room d├ęcor can be donated to Goodwill. 
  • Don’t schedule your move out time right after your last final. You’ll already be stressed, so give yourself a breather between that test and moving home. 
  • Collaborate with your suitemates about cleaning common areas. Make sure you don’t get stuck with everyone else’s mess. 
  • Remember, the latest you can move out is 24 hours after your last final. Schedule your move out time with your RA sooner rather than later so you get a time that’s convenient to you. 
  • Make sure housing has your forwarding address. Otherwise you might not get your packages when you need them. 

Have a great summer break, Panthers!