Update on UWM Thursday Exams

December 19, 2012

Dear UWM Campus Community,

As of now, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be open for Fall Semester final exams and regular campus business on Thursday, December 20.

According to Innovative Weather at UWM, heavy snowfall associated with the approaching storm is projected to be west and north of the City of Milwaukee. For the city, the storm is expected to bring rain and a smaller amount of snow later Thursday. Therefore, public transportation, university busses and private vehicles should be able to operate normally on Thursday.

We all can appreciate, though, that Wisconsin weather can change quickly. Please know that the UWM Administration will continue to monitor the weather and related conditions throughout today and tomorrow.

While many university students and employees live within walking distance or a short drive of campus, we appreciate that some commute extended distances and may live in areas more affected by this storm. In those cases, students and employees are encouraged to make separate arrangements with their instructors or supervisors.

If the University declares an official emergency for Thursday, December 20, the exams that are postponed will be rescheduled in the same rooms at the same times on Friday, December 21.

Additional information about weather-related actions at UWM, such as this message, will be made available through these outlets:

  • All-campus e-mail message
  • Special statement on the UWM website:


  • Statement on the UWM News Weather Bulletin webpage:


  • S.A.F.E. Line recorded phone messages at (414) 229-4444
  • UWM Facebook and Twitter accounts

Closing announcements also are made through media outlets. The latest information can be learned by watching local television stations or listening to local radio stations, going to their related weather-closing websites, or going to the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, www.jsonline.com.


Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Robin Van Harpen, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs