Hello Class of 2017! This is Colin from the Student Success Center. If any of you attended and loved the Chancellor's Welcome event last year, and want to be featured in the UWM Traditions video, please email me at Thanks!

Want to cheer on your Panthers tomorrow night in Ohio? Reserve your bus seat today by 1pm!

Ticket and transportation information for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's appearance in the Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship Game Tuesday night in Dayton is now set. Milwaukee and Wright State square off at 6 p.m. CDT on ESPN, with a berth to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

It's never too early to think about your plans for Spring Break! Consider applying for the Alternative Spring Break experience:…
It's a life-changing experience!

THIS Thursday, the first Panther Power Up is from 11am-1pm in the Bolton-Union Hallway.
What is the Panther Power Up? Bring an old shirt from your high school or another university and get a FREE UWM T-Shirt (while supplies last)! Come show your Panther Pride!

Hello Class of 2017! If you are looking for an on-campus job and want to become more engaged with UWM, consider applying for these outstanding paid leadership opportunities:
Resident Assistant:
Orientation Leader/Peer Mentor/Tour Guide:

First Year Tip: Don't wait until Senior Year

Don't wait until your senior year to do those things you want to do or become who you want to be. Ask people you want to meet for coffee now, take those interesting classes now, work on those side projects (like research and internships) now, join interesting clubs now and go on alternative spring break and study abroad adventures now.

Your future self will thank you

Residence Hall Tip: Get to know your RA

Your RA lives in your dorm, helps organize study breaks and events and serves as an excellent source of advice and academic help. We're sure your RA has reached out and met all of you during the first week of school, but if not, find out where your RA lives and get his/her phone number. Your RA knows a fair share about living in a dorm and can help you with the adjustment process.

UWM rocks! With 1,552 participants the Panther Prowl raised nearly $30,000 for student scholarships!

Hey Panthers! Please join us this Wednesday for the Common Read author (The Latehomecomer) Kao Kalia Yang at 7 pm in the Union Wisconsin Room. See you there!

Meet Learning Community Mentor Stevan Stojanovic! Stevan is a sophomore from Brookfield, Wisconsin. At UW-Milwaukee he is studying journalism, advertising and media studies. On campus, he is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Honor Society) and qualified for the School of Letters and Science's Deans List in Fall 2012.

Stevan is a sports enthusiast and if you name any NFL, NBA of MLB team he can tell you the stadium or arena the teams plays in.

When we asked him what the best advice he could give a first year student at UWM he said, " If you are the kind of person that gets really anxious and worried before an exam, I would say find a way that is unique to you to calm yourself down before the test, like listen to music, or watch your favorite TV show online."

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Run, Walk, Run! We hope all who are participating in the Panther Prowl today have an incredible time! Share your pictures we would love to see how you showed school spirit while running through Milwaukee!

First Year Tip: Call your parents!

Your parents/guardians love and miss you. They've cared for you for 18ish years. Please them with a phone call from time to time. They are always excited to hear about your college experience. FYI, It's not lame to call them.

Stop by the All Majors Career Day in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room today (10a-2p) where over 95 employers are looking to hire UWM students!

The annual All Majors Career Day, offers employers and graduate/professional schools an opportunity to build presence on campus and interact with students and alumni. A Career Day Guide book will be distributed to All Career Day participants. If you wish to promote your organization, advertising opt...

Residence Hall Tip: Set Expectations

Many first year students live with one or more roommates for the first time in their lives. It is important to set expectations and rules early to ensure a smooth relationship. Explain your sleep and study habits, and set guidelines like, “No guests after midnight on school nights.” Between you and your suitemates, decide on a schedule to clean your room and bathroom and stick to it!

Our undefeated mens soccer team competes against UW-Green Bay today at 7 p.m. Head to Englemann Field to show your Panther Pride and cheer on a victory! If that's not reason enough to fill the bleachers, the first 300 fans get a UWM seat cushion!!

Meet Sandburg South Mentor Brett Hanson! Brett is a sophmore studying business from Kaukauna, Wisconsin. In Brett's free time he loves to hit the water and joined the UWM Waterski and Wakeboard team. When not in the water you will find him running.

When we asked him what the best advice he could give a first-year student is he said, "Really focus on time management. If you budget your time to get lots of work done during the week, you can relax and have fun on the weekends. However, you also need to know when to say no to going out with your friends, because studying for an exam or doing homework you need to get done is more important."

To schedule a meeting with Brett contact the Student Success Center at 414-229-5385.

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It is all about soccer at UW-Milwaukee today! Women's Soccer will compete against Detroit today at 4pm followed my Men's Soccer taking on Wright State at 7pm (both games at Englemann Field)!