Student Services

  • Adult Resource Center
  • Campus Technology
  • Career and Leadership Development
  • Center for Communicative Disorders
  • Center for Global Experience
  • Center for Students with Disabilities
  • Children's Center
  • Continuing Education
  • Cultural Affairs
  • English Language Academy
  • General Recreation
  • International Student Services
  • Observatory
  • Parking
  • University Advancement
  • University Bookstore
  • University Center
  • University Health and Counseling Services
  • University Housing
  • University Police
  • Whitewater Student Government
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Adult Resource Center


The Adult Resource Center (ARC) is located in the Warhawk Involvement Center and serves all UW-Whitewater students. The Center is open weekdays and serves UW-Whitewater students in a variety of ways. It provides a warm, caring environment staffed by students willing to answer questions or to get information about other services around campus and in the community. The ARC offers a number of programs throughout the year. Program themes range from stress management to career planning. Most of all, the Adult Resource Center is a place for students to drop their bags, put up their feet, take a break from their hectic day and get to know some fellow students. 

Campus Technology

The office of Instructional, Communication & Information Technology (ICIT) is responsible for building, maintaining, and supporting the many technologies used by students, staff, and faculty on the UW-Whitewater campus. Along with managing the campus’s computers and software, ICIT is also responsible for building UW-Whitewater’s technology-related infrastructure, providing training to help the campus community better understand the many available technologies, and developing the campus website.

Technology Support Center Helpdesk

262-472-HELP (4357) 

ICIT provides a Helpdesk to assist students, faculty, and staff with their technology needs. Along with providing desktop support services and technology training programs, the Helpdesk also offers assistance with computer acquisition and setup, gaining network access, redeployment and disposal, gaining access to the campus network, and installation of university-supported software.  

The Helpdesk also provides employment opportunities to students of all majors. Student employees who work on the Help Desk team have the opportunity to develop their technology and customer service skills while gaining real-world work experience.

Campus Computer Labs

ICIT manages the general access (GA) computer labs which can be found throughout the campus.  The GA computer labs, which are open to students more than 90 hours each week during the school year, provide print services and access to a wide variety of software. In addition, there are several Collaboratories which are specialized computer labs that provide students with the space and resources to complete video editing projects, a sound booth for audio work, and equipment for high quality color printing. Students also have access to audio/visual equipment that can be checked out for use on class assignments.

Distance Learning, D2L, and Canvas

ICIT supports UW-Whitewater’s distance education classrooms and the campus-wide, web-based course management systems called Desire2Learn (D2L) and Canvas. More than 80% of classes currently use D2L in some component of their course.

Email, Internet and File Storage Services

All UW-Whitewater students receive a campus email account and a Google Docs account. The campus email system can be accessed from any device and from any location, as long as an internet connection is available.  Students also receive a Google Drive account to help meet the growing demand for digital storage space.

Internet access is also available in all GA computer labs. Wireless internet can be accessed by students from anywhere on campus, including all academic buildings, residence halls, and common gathering areas. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to connect personal computers, mobile devices, and tablets to the campus Wi-Fi network.

Career and Leadership Development


Most students take advantage of the services of Career and Leadership Development as they develop their career plans, prepare their job search strategy, and seek intentional ways to get involved on campus. Staff assist students throughout their career development process, work with students seeking to develop their leadership skills, and help students develop the skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to succeed in the world of work. Career and Leadership Development offers numerous educational and social programs and events designed to connect students with each other and the campus at large. 

Staff are available in person, online, and via telephone to provide advice to students.

Center for Communicative Disorders


The Center for Communicative Disorders offers assessment, intervention, prevention, and consultation services for members of the campus community, their families, and members of the general public who have questions/concerns about their speech, language, hearing, voice, fluency, social skills, learning, reading, writing, and/or assistive communication devices. We also serve individuals who have communication challenges as the result of brain injury, stroke, autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, and cognitive or learning disabilities.

Center for Global Experience


The Office of Global Experiences is responsible for the management and administration of international student services, education abroad programs, and the Travel Study Program. The Office, in cooperation with Departments and Colleges, develops international academic exchange relationships and manages a variety of reciprocal student exchange programs around the world. The Office also provides orientation for new international students and assists these students with personal, academic, and immigration advisement, housing placement, and socio-cultural concerns after arriving at UW-Whitewater.  The Office also serves as the official host for international visitors to UW-Whitewater and coordinates cultural and social programs that bring together global and domestic populations via events and programs like the International Dinner, the Host Family Program, and International Education Week. 

Education Abroad


The Office of Global Experiences provides advisement and assistance to students who are interested in pursuing an education abroad experience including (study abroad and exchange programs, short-term travel study programs and internship and student teaching placements abroad).

UW-Whitewater provides many study abroad options that are designed to meet students’ diverse academic and personal needs. Programs vary in location, length, level, academic focus, language requirements, and cost. Each program consists of academic study with an appropriate cross-cultural learning experience in a foreign country. Both financial aid (need-based) and scholarships (merit-based) are available for many programs.

UW-Whitewater offers student exchange programs at over two dozen universities worldwide, as well as other types of education abroad affiliations and consortia.  

Additionally, a variety of short-term travel study course options are offered each year. Travel study courses combine academic study with an international travel component, typically one to three weeks in length, in various countries. Future teachers may also complete up to half of their student teaching experience abroad in Australia, Jamaica, Mexico, or Sweden.

Students must apply to education abroad programs via the Office of Global Experiences, who will facilitate the credit transfer process with the Admissions Office, Registrar's Office, and academic units as appropriate.  According to University of Wisconsin System policy, coursework from accredited international universities and study abroad programs offered at or via accredited United States post-secondary institutions may be accepted as transfer credit, provided that credit transfer determination is made prior to the study abroad experience. No transfer credit units will be granted on the basis of a transcript furnished by a non-accredited institution or commercial study tour. No transfer credit units will be granted to students who fail to study abroad via the established and approved UW-Whitewater Center for Global Education guidelines. All study abroad participation plans must be approved in advance and prior to departure for the experience abroad.

Center for Students with Disabilities

262-472-4711 (voice/TTY/Relay)

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System has designated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus with a unique, specific mission to provide services for students with disabilities focusing on universal design. As a result, the UW-Whitewater campus is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. Staff members in the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) provide a wide variety of services to meet both the diverse and unique needs of students with disabilities. CSD serves all university students including but not limited to prospective students, dual enrolled students, undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral students, special status students, and students auditing courses.

In compliance with federal, state, and UW System laws, regulations, and policies students must apply for services through CSD by completing an application and submitting appropriate documentation. Materials and resources are available for application at Students are encouraged to apply for services at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the term of enrollment. Students approved for services will develop an individualized academic accommodation plan with CSD. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intake and transition support, pre-enrollment assessment for individuals with complex disabilities, evaluations, housing accommodations, dining accommodations, and orientation resources
  • Alternative testing, interpreters, C-print, captioning, adaptive technology, alternative media, note-taking assistance, etc.
  • Assistive Technology Lab
  • Physical therapy offered through the University Health and Counseling Center

Project ASSIST, a fee based CSD program, supports students in their pursuit of a university degree without compromising academic standards. Project ASSIST enables students to become independent, successful learners. Services include:

  • one-on-one tutoring and drop in tutoring
  • study skills support
  • small group work
  • executive organizational and time management tutors
  • consultation with faculty and staff
  • referral to campus resources

The Summer Transition Program, a four-week program of CSD, is offered for incoming freshman with disabilities. Students are enrolled in two university courses (6 credits) and participate in a variety of programming to promote academic, social, and personal success at the university level. Students live and learn at the UW-Whitewater campus during the four weeks. This is a fee-based program.

Children's Center


The Children's Center offers year round child care for children of students, faculty, staff, and the greater Whitewater community from ages 3 months up to 12 years. Our program’s philosophy is that children learn through hands-on, inquiry-based, open-ended activities. We defend our children’s right to play and believe that play is their work. We follow a Reggio Inspired Approach to teaching by viewing every child as capable and competent.  Our children’s families are their first teachers and partners in the learning process. Our curriculum is child-centered and initiated and we utilize the Project Approach to implement our curriculum.

UW-Whitewater Children’s Center has been accredited by the National Association of Young Children since 1991. We are also licensed by the Department of Children and Families Division of Early Care and Education Bureau of Early Care and Regulation. Our program qualifies as a Five out of Five Star program under the Wisconsin Quality Rating Indicator System called Young Star.

Continuing Education


From summer camps for children, to college credit courses for high school students, from academic programs and support services designed for nontraditional-aged students, to professional training and development opportunities for adults, from domestic travel study experiences, to personal enrichment programs for seniors—UW-Whitewater actively coordinates the delivery of its programs and services to individuals throughout the region.  In fact, UW-Whitewater’s continuing education efforts engage approximately 25,000 individuals from off-campus annually.

Personal Enrichment, Professional Development and Non-Credit Programs

Continuing Education at UW-Whitewater is committed to meeting the lifelong learning needs of adults in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, and trainings that respond to the changing personal and professional interests of adult learners by connecting the university and community. Workshops on topics such as gardening and graphic design, hundreds of faculty-led online classes from Excel to foreign language, and the popular Fairhaven Lecture Series are some of the enrichment and professional development programs offered regularly at low or no cost.  For more information, go to

Adult and Non-Traditional Student Learning

UW-Whitewater’s commitment to serving nontraditional-aged students is evident in its array of degree completion programs and support services designed exclusively for adult and military veterans. From admission and enrollment, to academic support, through graduation, there are services, scholarships and awards, and support staff there to help adult students complete their education. For more information, go to

Nontraditional students will find particular value in the UW-Whitewater Credit for Prior Learning Program, which allows students the opportunity to earn academic credit for life and career experiences.  For more information about the Credit for Prior Learning Program, go to

College Credit in High Schools

The Partners in Education (PIE) program is a concurrent education program which provides a unique way to deliver rigorous curriculum to qualified high school students by allowing them to earn college credit while still fully engaged in the high school activities. By taking college credit in high school, students also set themselves apart by demonstrating that they can succeed in college classes. Go to

Credit Outreach

Credit Outreach courses have been specially designed for the part-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students that will continue to comprise a greater share of the clients served by our University. The courses have been scheduled during convenient late afternoon, evening and weekend time slots at strategic locations throughout our service area and online to accommodate the diverse working schedules of busy professionals and to promote access to our university. These courses are also of the finest academic quality, offering students the opportunity to earn undergraduate or graduate credit from a comprehensive university recognized, nationwide, as an affordable and accessible institution of exceptional quality. For more information go to

Summer Session & Winterim

Summer Session and Winterim are distinct academic terms offering credit courses outside of traditional fall and spring terms. Both Summer Session and Winterim provide opportunities to complete credit courses in condensed-time formats (typically a three-credit course in a three-week session) and provide opportunities for students to catch-up, get ahead, or re-take courses that are a part of their academic program. There are more than 400 face-to-face and online courses offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels during the twelve-week Summer Session period. Students may take up to 12 credits during Summer Session. For more information about Summer Session, go to

Winterim is a three-week session held between fall and spring terms (beginning in late December or early January). The courses offered during Winterim by each of the four academic colleges are typically online and are those that tend to fill-up quickly during the traditional academic terms. Students may take only one course during Winterim. For more information about Winterim, go to

Camps and Conferences

Each year, the Office of Continuing Educations Services coordinates the delivery of more than 120 athletic and fine and performing arts camps, as well as academic institutes, seminars, conferences, clinics, workshops, and university-sponsored events reaching audiences as young as four and as old as 90. This array of noncredit programs focuses on everything from skill development, professional credentialing, and personnel and cultural enrichment. UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences serve more than 15,000 residents from around the State of Wisconsin annually. For more information about Camps and Conferences, go to

Domestic Travel Study

The UW-Whitewater Office of Continuing Education offers short-term travel study courses to destinations within the United States. Travel study courses are led by faculty members from different disciplines and students can earn undergraduate or graduate credit from a variety of academic departments. Travel occurs primarily in the Winterim and Summer Session. For more information go to

Cultural Affairs


Cultural Affairs brings to campus the best of the world’s professional performers, from national tours of Jersey Boys to Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense and Sensibility, from Stomp to Tamburitzans. Cultural Affairs presents internationally renowned artists, including The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the Rose Ensemble, as well as touring Broadway productions including Chicago and Mamma Mia. The diverse array of world-class performances presented by Cultural Affairs includes the world renowned Axis Dance Company which exists to change the face of dance and disability.

Events are programmed and presented by the Cultural Affairs Committee, a student-led and student-funded organization made up of students, faculty, and community members.Students from all majors are invited to join the Cultural Affairs Committee to help plan performances, meet the artists, and gain experience in marketing and promotion. The Cultural Affairs Committee provides input to the director and helps plan, produce and promote activities for the next season.  Volunteer activities include ushering, providing local transportation for the artists, promoting events to students across campus, arranging artist workshops, working on Young Auditorium artist receptions and other aspects of event production. The Cultural Affairs Committee chooses ten to twelve programs for the upcoming season to be listed as Cultural Affairs-sponsored events.

Tickets for Cultural Affairs events are offered to students at a special discounted rate and are available at Ticket Services, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, at the University Center, and online at the Young Auditorium website

English Language Academy


The English Language Academy (ELA) offers a variety of English as a Second Language programs for students desiring to improve their English language skills before beginning a degree program at UW-Whitewater. The ELA also offers summer camps and other short term programs for specific populations.

General Recreation


Sports facilities are open throughout the day and weekends for recreational use. Indoor facilities are available for such activities as basketball, volleyball, track (walking and jogging), racquetball, indoor tennis, and swimming. Outdoor areas and facilities are also available for such activities as softball, football, tennis, sandpit volleyball, disc golf, and basketball. A walking/jogging trail is located near Perkins Stadium for recreational use. Equipment checkout is available for these activities with a valid University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ID. Facility reservations are also available for any of the indoor or outdoor facilities, as well as the Lawcon Picnic Shelter and the Coulthart Family Pavilion. To use the Weight Room and Fitness Center, a membership fee is required and can be purchased through the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, 100 Williams Center.  Personal trainers are also available for a fee. The Weight Room is located in the Williams Center/DLK/Kachel Fieldhouse and University Fitness is located in the basement of Wells Hall.

International Student Services

262-472-5759 (Office of Global Experiences)

262-472-1140 (International Admissions)

The Center for Global Education coordinates an orientation program for new international students and assists these students with personal, academic, and immigration advisement, housing placement, and socio-cultural integration after arriving at UW-Whitewater. The International Student Advisor remains an important point of contact for international students throughout their time at UW-Whitewater.


The UW-Whitewater Observatory is a teaching and research facility. Contained in the observatory dome is a 16 inch aperture diameter Cassegrain reflecting telescope. The facility includes a telescope storage room, a general-purpose room in which evening observing sessions, public lectures, and supervised student research take place. While the observatory dome and telescope storage room are maintained at an outside temperature, the general-purpose room, that includes computers for data reduction and laboratory activities, is actively heated in winter and cooled in summer. Immediately outside of the observatory is a viewing area for naked-eye observing and for instruction in the use of small, portable telescopes. The observatory is used by astronomy classes for both daytime and nighttime activities, for announced lectures to the general public, and for tours and activity sessions for school groups.



All persons who use unmetered University of Wisconsin-Whitewater parking facilities must display a valid parking permit issued by Visitor Parking Services. To accommodate the parking needs of on-campus resident students, commuting students, faculty, and staff, some parking facilities are restricted. Observe restrictions posted at each parking facility.

A parking permit may be purchased at the Visitor Parking Services Office located in the Visitor Center, 826 Starin Road. It is not necessary to have a permit on a vehicle that is parked at a meter; however, it is necessary to pay the meter even if the vehicle has a permit. Vehicles parked in violation of university regulations will be ticketed.

University Advancement


The Office of University Advancement includes the UW-Whitewater National Alumni Association, the UW-Whitewater Foundation, and the Office of Marketing and Media Relations. University Advancement provides a communication link between the university and the media, approximately 57,000 UW-Whitewater alumni, and the public at large.

The UW-Whitewater Foundation also creates and directs a variety of fund-raising efforts on behalf of UW-Whitewater, its faculty and staff, and its students.

University Bookstore


The University Bookstore, located in Moraine Hall, provides personal and educational materials to students and faculty. In addition to course textbooks and manuals, ebooks, access codes, dictionaries, trade and bargain books, study aids, test preparation guides, and course-related titles are available in the book department. For the convenience of all, students may charge purchased textbooks to their student bill. The Bookstore conducts a Book Buyback (cash for books) during exam week each May and December. In the supply department, students can purchase binders, notebooks, paper, electronics, tablets, headphones, and general school supplies. In addition, DVDs and Blu-Rays, cards, sundries, and stamps are available. Jackets, shorts, sweatshirts, backpacks, and T-shirts are also popular items. Class rings, caps and gowns, and gift cards are services provided by Bookstore staff. 

Textbooks - Undergraduate

The University provides basic textbooks for undergraduate students on a rental basis. The rental cost is included as a part of the fees students pay for registration each term. Textbooks may be picked up at designated times at the Textbook Rental, located in Moraine Hall. Graduate students are required to purchase their textbooks from the University Bookstore and are not assessed a rental fee. Students should expect to purchase some supplemental books and non-reusable materials such as workbooks and supplies.

Textbooks - Graduate

Graduate students pay no textbook rental fees and are expected to purchase texts and other instructional materials that are assigned in courses. The University’s Textbook Rental Service is not authorized to rent books to graduate students. The University Bookstore (Moraine Hall) sells and rents graduate texts, ebooks, and other course materials. Students should check with the instructor of the course for the needed materials and textbooks. Since text requirements differ widely, no attempt is made here to estimate textbook purchase costs.

University Center


The James R. Connor University Center (UC) is a gathering place for the campus community. It is a great place to attend various programs, work on group projects or study individually, shoot a game of pool, go bowling, grab a snack or enjoy a full meal, attend a movie, meet with a student organization, participate in an art activity, or just meet up with friends. Activity thrives in the UC!

Students find the UC's many offices and services carefully designed to meet their needs. There are study and social lounges, conference rooms, resource centers, dining areas and more.

The UC also provides a number of employment opportunities for students. Positions range from Front Desk Attendants to Building Managers, from Human Resources Interns to Graphic Artists. These positions give students professional experience in their areas of study. They also get to work with other students, faculty, and staff to gain many new insights into how campus departments work together. Some positions are also arranged for students to earn academic credit.

Whatever your need, the UC is here to Get U Connected!

Career and Leadership Development

(UC 146) These offices, which include the Warhawk Involvement Center and Bailey Interview Center, work to help students and student organizations gain leadership skills and develop inside and outside the University community.

Down Under

(UC 59) The Down Under features a stage for various forms of entertainment with surrounding booths, tables, and chairs.  The Down Under serves as comfortable social space during the day and an entertainment hub by night. UC Entertainment hosts free events in the DU every Thursday night and occasionally on Wednesday nights as well. To see the semester lineup, visit

First Year Experience

(UC 245) The mission of First Year Experience at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is to provide guidance to students and their families in their transition to the campus community.  We serve as a campus resource that provides engaging, inclusive, and academically integrated transitional experiences to enhance student development. We provide the following programs and services: Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration day), new student fall and spring orientation programs (Warhawk Welcome), Mentor Programs, New Student Seminar, Learning Communities, Outstanding New Student Award, and Family Programs (i.e., family fest, family calendar, newsletter, etc.).

Hamilton Room

(UC 164) The Hamilton Center is designed to hold large events like job fairs, conferences, award ceremonies, and others. It can be reserved for weddings and other special events. The capacity is 550 or 325 seated with round tables.

HawkCard/UC Administration Office

(UC 250) UW-Whitewater provides all students with a HawkCard (University ID Card). A student's HawkCard is required for use of UW-Whitewater Dining Services, a Purple Point account, resident hall door access, library card, and more. The HawkCard contains the name of the University, the student's name and photo, a bar code, and electronic encoding of the student's ID number. It will be used during the entire time a student is enrolled at UW-Whitewater. It can be used for proof of enrollment, if required, which entitles a student to a number of special privileges and services.

Students should visit the HawkCard office to report lost or stolen cards or go to the HawkCard website ( for other HawkCard-related business. A fee is assessed for all replacement cards. This office also handles the primary business functions of the UC.

Information Services

(UC 159) Located in the center of campus, UC Information Services provides campus and community information along with a number of convenient services. Students, staff and guests may get directions, pick up a campus map, purchase tickets to events, have their resume printed or purchase small items such as stamps, envelopes or resume paper. The UC Information Desk will also send faxes, make copies and laminate for a small fee. Campus mail picks up from Information Services is at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You may also Text the UC! “Have a question, but don’t have time to stop and ask? Send us a text! Text your question to 262-458THEUC (262-458-4382), and Information Services will reply within minutes.

For a full list of services, please visit

Old Main Ballroom

(UC 275) This large ballroom has dividable walls and a service elevator. It serves as a beautiful space for various campus and community events. The capacity is 400 or 150 seated with round tables.


(UC 253) UC Reservations serves as a place to reserve rooms in the UC and other campus locations. The UC has facilities for conferences, banquets, and special events for as few as four people and as many as 550.  For more information visit

Roberta's Art Gallery

(UC 158) Roberta’s Art Gallery provides exhibits and free workshops for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to view. It features four to six shows each semester and offers experiential art programs and hands-on workshops for the campus and community.  All exhibits and programs are free and open to everyone.  For more information visit

Summers Auditorium

(UC 76) Summers Auditorium is a multi-function theater with acoustical panels, full surround sound, widescreen projector, and seating for 230. The auditorium features weekend movies in addition to many other events.

University Dining Services

UW-Whitewater Dining Services offers a variety of convenient facilities to meet customers' dining needs. From made-to-order grilled items and gourmet sandwiches to salads and homemade bakery goods, UW-W Dining Services has the means to satisfy your appetite.

For more information visit

Catering Services

(UC 253A) Our team of catering and culinary experts will assist you in planning your event, big or small at any time of year.  View our menus at or contact our office at 262-472-5093.

UW Credit Union

(UC 72) The UW Credit Union is a student-friendly, full-service financial institution. Services include free checking, ATM/VISA, Debit Cards with unlimited withdrawals, auto loans, student loans, low fixed-rate credit cards, home loans, and free online banking. As an added convenience to student and community groups, UW Credit Union employees are available to give on-site Financial Education Seminars on a variety of financial topics including budgeting, credit, financial aid, preventing fraud and ID theft, and more. All UW students, faculty, staff, community members who live or work in a five-mile radius and their immediate family/household members automatically qualify for membership.

Warhawk Alley

(UC 48) Warhawk Alley provides a full 10-lane bowling alley, eight tournament-play Brunswick Crown Gold billiards tables, air hockey, ping pong, darts, patio games like bags and ladder golf, along with a variety of free video games. Warhawk Alley offers daily specials such as Free-Time Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Friday and Glow Bowl every Friday and Saturday night 8:00 p.m. to midnight! The alley also hosts tournaments, trivia, and other fun events for students!

For a full listing of specials and events, please visit

Warhawk Connection Center

(UC 128) The Warhawk Connection Center houses many multicultural student organizations and four resources centers.  The Warhawk Connection Center welcomes all student organizations to come develop and communicate with each other by providing a large and comfortable work space with many resources.

University Health and Counseling Services

Health Services: 262-472-1300
Counseling Services: 262-472-1305

The University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) provides comprehensive services and referrals for a variety of concerns related to students' physical and mental health. Services are available on campus to all currently registered University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some special outside hours to cover immunizations or campus emergencies. UHCS staff are committed to quality service and provide a wide array of health education programs and consultation to groups across campus.

Health Services, staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners offers consultation and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, as well as

  • Laboratory tests and medications
  • Allergy shots and immunizations
  • Contraceptive services
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Assistance for students with chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities, including PT
  • Smoking cessation and nutrition counseling
  • Phone consultation
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Massage therapy

UHCS does not provide vision correction exams or dental care. It refers students requiring specialty health care to specialists within the community. Professional services in health or counseling are free, but there is a charge for medications, medical supplies, procedures, physicals, immunizations, and lab tests. Payment for care outside UHCS is the financial responsibility of the student.

A Wellness Resource Center offering brochures, computer programs, DVDs, videos, CDs, and audiotapes is available in the lobby. Materials may be checked out at no charge. The UHCS web site is available to students 24 hours a day at Numerous educational programs are provided for students throughout the year.

Health insurance is recommended. A policy has been endorsed by University of Wisconsin System. Information about the policy is available at UHCS or its web site. Hospital care is available in Fort Atkinson, Janesville, or Elkhorn when needed. Students experiencing life-threatening situations should contact the Whitewater Rescue Squad by dialing 911. UHCS is not an emergency facility, but can assist in securing transportation to a hospital for students requiring hospital care.

Counseling services include individual and group counseling (primarily short term) for UW-Whitewater students dealing with any number of personal issues. In addition, consultation is available to faculty, staff, and students.

Counseling services are provided at no cost by professional psychologists, social workers, and counselors, as well as supervised graduate-level counselors-in-training. If immediate or direct services are not available here, counselors can help the student find an appropriate community resource. Students with ANY personal concerns (adjustment to college, relationship issues, alcohol and drug issues, depression, stress management, self-esteem, roommate problems, eating disorders, sexuality issues, sexual abuse or assault, or just wanting to feel better about life) are encouraged to ask for help at UHCS. A 24-hour Crisis Line at 800-368-1587 is available for all students through Walworth County Human Services.  All services of UHCS are confidential.

University Housing


The mission of University Housing is to provide quality, accessible housing and to promote student learning and personal success in an inclusive, engaging community. Live! Learn! Engage!

University Housing administers twelve traditional residence halls, one suite style and two leased off campus apartment facilities, that can accommodate approximately 4,200 students.  Residence halls range in size from 200 to 600 residents and offer a range of living options such as coed halls, coed floors, coed wings, upper-class floors and halls, substance free & quiet floors, a Wellness building, the Global Village, and Learning Communities. Many of the residence halls also sponsor tutoring in their buildings to support student learning. Residents traditionally will be assigned to standard double rooms. Single rooms are offered as space is available or to accommodate documented medical necessity.

All residence halls offer completely furnished rooms as well as kitchens, study lounges, laundry facilities, and TV lounges. Some halls offer other amenities such as rec rooms and meeting rooms. All residence hall students are invited to use the computer labs in the residence halls. All rooms have one data port and wireless network access.

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Starin Hall, a suite style residence hall, opened in the Fall of 2010. The 4-person suites offer private bedrooms for each resident, a common space and a bathroom/shower within the suite. This building features many unique characteristics to support our campus accessibility initiatives as well as sustainability efforts.

The off campus apartment (Cambridge) offers 2 bedroom-4 person apartments complete with a living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is within walking distance to campus.

University Housing does not have housing for married students; however, most married students are able to find off-campus housing in Whitewater or neighboring communities.

Short-Term Guest Housing

University Housing offers inexpensive overnight residence hall accommodations when space is available. For more information about the service, contact University Housing at 262-472-4200 or email and ask about Goodhue Guest Housing.

Police Services

292-472-4660 (non-emergency number)

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services Department is a full-service law enforcement agency providing 24-hour, year-round police protection and services to the campus community. Fifteen sworn Police Officers, two non-sworn employee staff the department and approximately fifty Campus Service Officers and student employees.

The mission of the Police Services Department is to provide proactive, professional, and personable services to all persons within the community through planning, education, and enforcement. The Department is committed to upholding the rights of all persons guaranteed under the United States Constitution, as well as state laws, codes, and UW System regulations. The Department pursues these goals through a community-oriented approach, providing programming, event planning, development of prevention and intervention programs, and the appropriate, fair, and non-discriminatory use of its legal authority.

Emergency services can be contacted via 911 while on campus. Anyone requiring non-emergency services of the Police Services Department can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phoning 262-472-4660. Business transactions can be conducted in person during office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Goodhue Hall. The Department motto - Honor, Integrity, Service - describes what the Department strives to be, strives to do, and strives to uphold. It also describes the need to honor the responsibilities entrusted to officers, to be an unbiased observer of the truth and assist those in need however possible. By so doing, the Department works to establish a level of communication with our community which is based upon trust, understanding, and respect.

Whitewater Student Government


The Whitewater Student Government is the official representative of the student body. It has the primary responsibility for University policy concerning student life, services, and interests, and also maintains several agencies which provide a variety of services to the University and community.

Structurally, the Whitewater Student Government consists of an executive branch and the Student Senate. The Senate meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 259. Everyone is welcome.

By meeting the responsibilities given to it by state law 39.09(5), the Whitewater Student Government gives students an opportunity to become involved in University governance and to develop their initiative and leadership.

Warhawk Connection Center


The mission of the Warhawk Connection Center (WCC) is to enhance an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of diversity in our contemporary society. Through collaborations within and across identity boundaries, the Warhawk Connection Center (WCC) serves as a diversity resource for and provides outreach to students, faculty, and staff. As part of CLD, the Center educates individuals and fosters a sense of community through campus-wide events, displays, and student involvement opportunities, while supporting the initiatives of others engaged in diversity education.

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