Today is National Food Truck Day and we’re excited to celebrate some of our local food vendors! Milwaukee is home to a diverse collective of food entrepreneurs, crafting their specialties from a kitchen on wheels. Although food trucks can be difficult to locate, the Zocalo Food Park makes it easy for Milwaukee to enjoy a variety of cuisines. Check out the current vendors featured at Zocalo!

We can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of the #UWMGrad Class of 2021 on Sunday. We’re kicking off graduation weekend by sharing well-wishes for our graduates from friends and family! Share your #PantherProud messages for your graduate with us on social media!

“We are so proud of you Brandon and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! — Love, Mom & Dad, Dylan and Devin”

Brandon Buhr, 2021 graduate of UWM Peck School of the Arts, Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and Technology

“We are so excited that Carson is graduating from UWM with a double major in computer science and math! Next challenge: Seattle”

May 1 is Decision Day and we’re so excited to welcome new Panthers to the UWM family! To celebrate, we reached out to some UWM alumni to find out what made them choose UWM and what advice they’d give to incoming students. Here’s what they had to say.

Ernesto Lira de la Rosa

“As a first-generation student, I was concerned about being able to enroll in an institution of higher education that was affordable and allowed me to stay close to my family. I decided on UWM because it allowed me to stay close to home and offered me opportunities…

We get it… even though the Residence Hall food is bomb, sometimes you just want something else. Lucky for us, UWM’s campus is surrounded by tons of good food. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorites, all within 1.5 miles of campus! It can’t get much better…

Oakland Ave.

Noodles and Company

You can’t go wrong with Noodles. They even have cauliflower gnocchi, gluten free, zucchini and cauliflower noodles! And you can use your meal plan here(:

Sal’s Pizza Eastside

Sal’s Pizza

Sal’s is also on the UWM meal plan! They have awesome New York style pizza by the slice, definitely a campus favorite🍕

Oakland Gyros

Looking to try…

Happy Earth Week, Panthers! As we celebrate our planet, there are many opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and make a difference. Whether you’re at home or on campus, check out this list of ways you can participate in the celebration all week long.

Earth Day at Home

Join an online event.

Hear from fellow students on how climate change is impacting the future. This UWM student panel will delve into the eco-anxiety of our future and share lessons learned from taking on the challenges headfirst.

UWM’s vaccination clinic has delivered over 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines! We are so #PantherProud to be part of moving forward and we’re excited to see our students getting vaccinated, too. We asked some of our students what they are most excited to do after getting vaccinated.

“It’s worth a shot to…”

At this time last year, the whole world changed… and it all started around Spring Break! While we are continuing to keep your safety in mind, we still want you to have a nice, relaxing break before continuing through the rest of the semester. We came up with 12 safe ways that you can spend your Spring Break ⬇️

Go camping near Milwaukee

There are multiple campsites near Milwaukee that you can enjoy safely with your roommates or people who are in your bubble. You can also rent everything you need for camping from Outdoor Pursuits! …

While we’re still experiencing some uncertainty due to the pandemic, things are looking up. All over the world people have been finding ways to support each other safely, whether through video calls or socially distanced activities. At UWM, you’ve worn masks to protect each other and supported your classmates in both online and in-person courses.

Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate and encourage kindness. Today, for Random Acts of Kindness Day, we’ve put together a list of ways you can safely make someone’s day a little brighter and remind them that we’re all in this together.

  1. Tell someone…

You did it, UWM Class of 2020! Graduating in the most unparalleled of times is quite an accomplishment. We couldn’t be more proud of all you have overcome and achieved.

While our celebration looks a little different, there are so many people wishing you congratulations and success in your future endeavors. Take a look at these well-wishes from schools and college across UWM.

Photo Credit: Alex Knudtson

Lubar School of Business
School of Education
College of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Freshwater Sciences
College of General Studies
School of Information Studies
College of Letters & Science
College of Nursing
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Graduate School

Temperatures may be dropping and snow is on the way, but Milwaukee still offers a lot to do! We have put together a list of safe winter activities perfect for exploring winter days in our city!

Red Arrow Ice Skating Rink

Visit downtown Milwaukee’s outdoor skating rink at Red Arrow Park. Don’t have skates? No worries, skate rentals are available in the warming house. Reserve your 90-minute time slot online and don’t forget to bring your mask.


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