MILWAUKEE __ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will hold its fourth annual Casa Abierta/open house for Spanish-speaking students and their families on Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
“We know a student doesn’t make the decision to attend college on their own,” said Alberto Maldonado, interim director of the university’s Roberto Hernández Center. “Family plays a large role in supporting and nurturing students as they make these life-changing decisions. Not all family members are comfortable with English as a first language, and we want to make sure everyone gets the information they need, in the way they need it, to help students become future Panthers.”
During the bilingual open house, UWM opens its doors to hundreds of Latino high schoolers and their families. The annual intergenerational and bilingual open house draws students from Wisconsin and Illinois and has become a UWM tradition.
Casa Abierta is geared toward current high schoolers, as well as current UWM applicants, admitted students and transfer students from other colleges and universities. More information can be found online.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 25,000 students from 91 countries on a budget of $653 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.