University Center
Fax: 262-472-3900

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.

*Dining Areas:

Willies | Freshens

(UC 160) Willie’s Proudly Serving Colectivo Coffee, Good 2 Go item, sandwiches, bakery, soup and more! Freshens has your signature fresh blended smoothies and frozen yogurt.


(UC 75) Mediterranean Stone Oven Eatery and Grill. We have Flatbreads, Pizza, and Baked Sandwiches all made in the Stone Oven. Don’t forget the signature burgers and wings!

Einstein's Bros. Bagels

(UC 173) We’re proud to provide our guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and so much more. Stop on in.

Ike Schaffer Commons

(UC 176) Open for breakfast and lunch! Omelets made to order, fruits and juices with all you care to eat for Breakfast. At lunch time try our Southwestern inspired burritos, tacos and salads made fresh at Chilaca. Then we have your design-your-own salad featuring our freshly chopped, sliced and grated produce at Chopped. Lastly, create-your-own pasta bowl from Noodle Bowl. The Commons provides many tables and soft furniture for students to hangout and eat their food.

For more information visit: 

*Dining areas are subject to change.

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday and Glow Bowl every Friday and Saturday night 8 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 workspace with many resources.