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Visit the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Whether you’re visiting your current Panther, returning for an alumni event, or touring campus for the first time with your family, the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront is the perfect place to start your UWM experience! Located just off of I-43, our newly renovated hotel features complimentray high speed Internet, free parking, and many more amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay at our riverside hotel.

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UWM Then & Now

Established in 1885 as the Wisconsin State Normal School, the university was soon renamed to the Wisconsin State Teachers College-Milwaukee in efforts to focus on teachers. In 1951, a state law mandated the college to offer liberal arts programs which led the university to change its name for the third time to the Wisconsin State College–Milwaukee. Finally in 1956, the school was renamed to what we know and love, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee!

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Plan a Visit

Consisting of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the public research university is located on Milwaukee’s East Side - just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee and five minutes from Lake Michigan. Known for being the largest in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, the college is home to 180 degree programs and more than 300 student organizations.

During your visit, schedule a tour, attend an event, and experience the energy of the UWM campus while exploring the beauty and charm of Milwaukee's East Side.

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Panther Pride Fun Facts

  • UWM is home to the only graduate school of freshwater science in the United States.
  • The university has the largest School of Architecture, College of Nursing, and College of Health Sciences in the state of Wisconsin.
  • The Hollywood Reporter ranked the school's film program in the top 20 worldwide.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is home to 15 division 1 NCAA sports.

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Campus Tour

Schedule a self-guided or group campus tour to
learn more about the UWM culture, academics,
athletics, and lifestyle.

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UWM Athletics

Wear your black and gold and catch a game or
event at one of six facilities on campus. Don’t
forget to meet Pounce, the university's mascot!

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Reliving your younger days? Reconnect with your
alma mater and reminisce with your fellow alumni
about the good old days!

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Meet Milwaukee

Get the chance to really understand what it
means to be a Panther! Meet with advisors and
learn more about neighborhood hotspots.

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