Academic Policies

Grades earned for Winterim are calculated into the student's cumulative totals for credits earned, GPA credits attempted, GPA and honor points.

For the purposes of academic standing and progress, Winterim will be treated as a separate term and will not negatively affect a student's registration eligibility. Students with less than good academic standing at the end of the Fall term may use the grade earned during Winterim to improve their academic standing. Conversely, the grade earned during Winterim will not be used to change a student's academic standing to dismissal. Students on academic dismissal at the end of the Fall term WILL be allowed to enroll in a Winterim course.

Grades and credits earned during Winterim will not count in the determination of academic distinctions or dean's honor lists for either the Fall or Spring terms. Winterim courses cannot be taken on an audit basis.
Students may take a maximum of 3 credits during Winterim.


Limited on campus housing is available for Winterim this year in Wells Hall for an additional cost (Current Starin Hall, Fox Meadows and Cambridge apartment residents are permitted to stay in their rooms over the winter break period for no additional cost). Students in need of housing during the Winterim break period will need to complete and submit a break period contract by December 21, 2017. The residence halls close at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, and reopen for the spring semester on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. All students leaving the halls at the end of the semester (graduation, transferring, etc.) must be checked out of the halls prior to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Any questions, please contact University Housing at 262-472-4255.

Dining Services

See for loctions and hours.


Winterim textbooks can be picked up at Textbook Rental beginning Monday, December 18.

Textbook Rental hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Monday - Friday

Andersen Library and 1008 Computer Lab

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 14 Closed
Monday, January 15 Closed
Sunday, January 21 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For details, see:

Inclement Weather

Basic Policy
In the event of inclement weather conditions, all on-campus operations of UW-Whitewater will be carried on to the extent practical. Therefore, it should be assumed that scheduled activities will continue unless instructions from the Chancellor's Office direct to the contrary. Individuals who must travel to or form campus should use their judgment as to whether or not such travel is wise.

General Notification Procedures
When severe inclement weather requires cancellation of scheduled events or closure of campus facilities, the Chancellor's Office will notify students and employees through a press release concerning the inclement weather action. The release will be disseminated by the Office of University Marketing and Media Relations to the Campus Radio Station (FM 91.7 MHz), Channel 19 TV Station, the UWW Website, broadcast e-mail and a designated list of campus officers.