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Commuter Student Services Your Facilitators: UWM Neighborhood Housing Office and COAST Leaders New Student Orientation 2012.

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1 Commuter Student Services Your Facilitators: UWM Neighborhood Housing Office and COAST Leaders New Student Orientation 2012

2 Neighborhood Housing Office The UWM Neighborhood Housing Office provides direct outreach and advising to help students find quality off-campus housing and roommates through education, referral, and support. We promote healthy living and social responsibility to connect students with UWM and the surrounding neighborhoods. Our Services Include: Online Rental and Parking Listings, Roommate Searches, Landlord Background Checks & Ratings Our Events Include: Preferred Tenant Program (March/April), Housing Fair (April), Tour of Homes (July)

3 Around the Neighborhood Be on the Safe Side (BOSS) SAFE Walkers from UWM Police Department UPASS for MCTS Services Bike Rentals and Repairs

4 Milwaukee and Beyond Making the Case for a Car on Campus Freeway Flyers (Park and Ride) -UPASS Eligible! Zipcar Membership Wisconsin Coach Lines MegaBus Amtrak/Greyhound 4 Presentation Author, 2006

5 Parking Options Student Parking Spots (Klotsche/NWQ) Bikes, Mopeds, and Motorcycles on Campus Parking for Rent on Neighborhood Housing Office Website UPARK Lot at Capitol and Humboldt Street Parking, Street Meters, Day and Night Passes Residential Preferred Parking (RPP) On-Campus Pay Lots and Meters (Some Reserved for Faculty/Staff) Recommendation: Plan Ahead and Consider Busy Times 5 Presentation Author, 2006

6 Our Unique Neighborhoods Upper Eastside Lower Eastside (Brady St) Riverwest Village of Shorewood Downtown, Historic Third Ward, Bayview, and Beyond

7 Focus on Free: Parking Options UPARK Lot at Capitol and Humboldt Runs about every 15 minutes; Show Student ID Well-Lit and Attended During Open Hours Within BOSS Limits for After-Hours Needs Northwest Quad/Klotsche Parking Options Paid for by Student Association (Segregated Fees) Recommendation: Plan Ahead and Consider Busy Times

8 Focus on Free: MCTS Options UBUS/Freeway Flyer Routes (Park and Ride Options) See Route Schedule at MCTS Bus Routes See Google Trip Planner at Bikes on Busses All MCTS Buses Equipped with Bike Racks Recommendation: All Students Pick up UPASS Ask Bus Drivers for Assistance as Needed

9 Being Smart and Safe Thinking About Safety and Reducing Risk in Travels –Vehicle:remove evidence of valuables, windows, lock doors –Personal:be aware of surroundings, be focused, use resources Call for Be on the Safe Side (BOSS) Call for UWM Police Department and SAFE Walkers -Sign up for Safety Alerts to Your Phone and/or Call for Milwaukee Police Department Non-Emergency Call for Inclement Weather Updates at UWM 9 Presentation Author, 2006

10 The Importance of Connection The Importance of What Happens Outside the Classroom Student Organizations Working on Campus Attending Activities and Events (Like COAST!)

11 Looking Ahead Beginning a Search: Your Search 2-3 Months Prior to Move in Occupancy Ordinance: Maximum of 3 Unrelated People Per Unit Co-Signers: For First-Timers and Those with Little Credit History Preferred Tenant Program: Offered in Spring (March/April) Start With the Best Information: Visit the NHO Early and Often! –Referrals Provided to University Legal Clinic, Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS), Local Law Enforcement

12 Contact Information UWM Neighborhood Housing Office and COAST Leaders (Union WG85) –Connect by , Phone, Website, and Walk-in –Find Us on Facebook and Twitter; Live Chat During Open Hours –www.nho.uwm.edu –(414) Parking & Transit Office (Union WG25) –www.uwm.edu/parking –(414)

13 Questions? Please Ask! We are happy to meet you and look forward to seeing you at Campus Meet n Greet #2! 13 Presentation Author, 2006


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