It’s obvious that Milwaukee is a city full of endless opportunities, so who wouldn’t want to go and experience all it has to offer? No matter if you’re local to the area, or have recently moved here, it can be difficult to know where to begin in terms of discovering the city and the culture it holds. Thankfully, the Student Involvement Center has compiled a bucket list of countless ways to get involved before you graduate.
No matter what may interest you, there are enjoyable memories waiting to be made while completing the bucket list. Are you a food enthusiast? Some of the events include devouring a slice of Ian’s Pizza, heading to Oakland Gyros on Locust Street and enjoying some locally made frozen custard. If you enjoy rooting for your favorite sports teams, you can easily check off attending various Milwaukee Panthers sporting events off your list, as well as going to a Brewer game at Miller Park.
If you want to support the arts, attend a performance at the Peck School of the Arts, UWM’s open mic night (Lyrical Sanctuary), or a summer night full of music at Jazz in the Park. Donating blood, participating in the Panther Dance Marathon and volunteering at UWM sponsored events will help out the community and make you feel like a great person in the process. Each event is either low cost or (better yet) free!
Now you may wonder, why 56 things? Not only is it because of UW-Milwaukee’s founding year of 1956, but also because the bucket list was created 56 years later in 2012. The bucket list highlights areas on campus, including the Klotsche Center, Spaights Plaza and Downer Woods. The list also promotes going out in the community to see aspects of the city that might otherwise be overlooked. This not only aligns the history of UW-Milwaukee with the city itself, but also allows students to go out and support their community and local businesses.
The 56th item is unique to every individual, as it prompts students to “Choose your own adventure.” This encourages students to delve into their specific interests, and create their own event. If you complete every item on the list, be sure to bring in your photos and ticket stubs to the Student Involvement Center to receive your free t-shirt!
For the complete list of bucket list items and further information, click here.