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For families of UWM students

N EWS Fall 2009

Bookmark this page. Stay connected to campus. Bookmark this site for: • Contact information on a variety of student/family support services at UWM; • A free electronic subscription to Panther Family News; • Frequently Asked Questions; • Important dates and deadlines; • Financial aid information.

Why visit pantherfamilies? Maintaining communications with your new UWM student is important whether you live hundreds of miles away or just down the block. Research indicates that students whose families are connected to their college experience are more likely to make their first weeks on campus successful ones – and proceed all the way to graduation day.



'Experience Diversity'

A multicultural welcome program for new students and families. Family Cookout: August 30 2-6 p.m., UWM Pangaea Student/faculty sessions and Resource Fair: August 31 9:30-4:00, Union Ballroom

Make-up Orientation August 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UWM Union Wisconsin Room


Stay connected to UWM Need additional help finding campus resources? Have suggestions to improve Here's how to get in touch with us:

Visit: Phone: (414) 229-5188 E-mail:

SAve the date(s)

panther family weekend

OCT. 9-11, 2009

All new freshmen and their families are invited to UWM's second-annual Panther Family Weekend, Oct. 9-11. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Tickets are $15 each and include meals, event costs and entertainment. Several area hotels offer discounted room rates to UWM visitors. More than 600 students and family came from Milwaukee, neighboring counties, Texas, Pennsylvania and elsewhere to meet up with their UWM student(s) for Family Weekend 2008.

Friday: The weekend begins with two fine Milwaukee traditions: a fish fry in the early evening and a performance by ComedySportz. Saturday: ‘Breakfast with the Chancellor’ starts the Saturday programming, plus an evening cookout and UWM soccer game. Sunday: Sunday gets off to a fast start at 10 a.m. with the Panther Prowl, UWM’s annual 5K run/walk, plus a follow-up celebration at 11 a.m. Close the weekend cheering on the UWM women's soccer team. Go Panthers!

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To the proud family of: P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

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Panther Family News Fall '09  

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