Why choose UWM at Waukesha?

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 Here are just a few reasons why UWM at Waukesha could be the U for You!  

1) Study on a modern campus minutes away from big city amenities  

UWM at Waukesha’s campus is a short drive from Milwaukee - Wisconsin’s largest city. That means students can watch a Brewer game, visit the weekend farmers’ market or enjoy Lake Michigan anytime they want. 

2) Receive personalized attention from faculty and staff 

With a student population of around 1,500, UWM at Waukesha offers a private school feel at a public school price. The campus’ exceptional faculty and staff make sure every student gets the instruction, guidance and attention they deserve.

3) Get involved in student organizations for every interest 

UWM at Waukesha has over 25 student organizations, which means there’s no shortage of ways to get involved or find a new hobby. From politics to dancing, diversity to writing, gardening to yoga, students have no trouble finding a club that fits their interests. 

4) Contribute to The Observer student newspaper 

Students interested in reporting, writing or photography can get involved with UWM at Waukesha’s student newspaper The Observer. The print and online publication covers campus news, current events, sports and more. 

5) Play a college sport 

Students  at UWM at Waukesha don't have to leave the sports they love behind when they finish high school. They have the opportunity to play a college sport  as part of the UWM at Waukesha Cougars athletic teams.  

6) Learn new things at the Distinguished Lecture Series 

Each year UWM at Waukesha welcomes a renowned scholar or public figure to be a part of its Distinguished Lecture Series. Past guests have included authors, scholars, cartoonists, astronomers and more, and each event serves to engage students and community members alike. 

7) Perform in the choir, band or community theater  

Students interested in playing an instrument, singing, acting or contributing their skills behind the scenes will find plenty of opportunities to flex their creative muscles. Each production is a great way to perform and form connections with students and community members alike. 

8) Focus on nature at the Field Station 

UWM at Waukesha’s Field Station is 98 acres of former farm land dedicated to communities of plants and animals native to southeastern Wisconsin. Students can get hands on experience in natural sciences and conservation through classes and events at the Field Station

9) Foundation scholarships for current students 

Students at UWM at Waukesha can apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships thanks to generous donations to the UW-Waukesha Foundation

10) Invites to UWM's Pantherfest and Panther games

As a branch campus of UW-Milwaukee, students attending the Waukesha campus are invited to Pantherfest, Panther Street Festival and Panther basketball games at the main campus in Milwaukee.