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. They find 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 Information Attendants to Building Managers, from Set-Up Crew Managers 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 units.
Come to the University Center and join in what it has to offer. We hope to “See You At The UC!”
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 integrate and develop inside and outside the University community.
WARHAWK INVOLVEMENT CENTER (UC 128)
The Warhawk Involvement Complex houses many multicultural student organizations and four resources centers, and welcomes all student organizations to come develop and communicate with each other by providing a large and comfortable workspace with many resources.
CATERING SERVICES (UC 253A)
From coffee to an elaborate banquet, the Catering Office can accommodate your needs. This service is available year-round. Request catering or view menus at any time by going to uww.catertrax.com.
DOWN UNDER (UC 59)
The Down Under features a stage for various forms of entertainment with surrounding booths, tables, and chairs.
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)
The University provides all students with a HawkCard (University ID Card). A student’s HawkCard is required for use of University food services, a Purple Point account, and much more. The HawkCard contains the name of the University, the student’s name and photo, and 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 (uc.uww.edu/hawkcard) 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)
Provides campus information, sells tickets for various events, hosts the campus lost and found, and provides convenient services such as purchasing stamps or sending faxes and making copies.
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (UC 245)
First Year Experience coordinates new student orientation programs (Plan It Purple), Peer Mentor programs, New Student Seminar sections, and programs to new students to help freshmen connect with peers, faculty, staff, and the community.
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.
WARHAWK ALLEY (UC 48)
Warhawk Alley is the campus location for bowling, billiards, darts, game consoles, and other fun social activities. Warhawk Alley offers many specials and free entertainment for students!
RESERVATIONS (UC 253)
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.
ROBERTA AVONN FISKUM ART GALLERY (UC 158)
This gallery provides art 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 work experience for student gallery assistants. All exhibits and programs are free and open to everyone.
SUMMERS AUDITORIUM (UC 76)
The Summers Auditorium is a multi-function theater with acoustical panels, full surround sound, widescreen projector, and seating for 230. The Auditorium features movies for one dollar through SEAL, in addition to many other events.
UNIVERSITY DINING SERVICES
UW-W 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, Dining Services has the means to satisfy your appetite.
Willies 360° (UC 160)
Willies 360° is the University Center’s coffee shop serving Alterra coffee, teas, smoothies, baked goods, and grab-and-go items.
Down Under Servery (UC 75)
The Down Under features food from Uno Due Go. Stop by for a fresh pizza, calzone, slider or quesadilla!
Graham Street Cafe' (UC 173)
Offers panini sandwiches, salad shakers, and parfaits along with two fresh hot Zoup soups daily.
Ike Schaffer Commons (UC 176)
For breakfast, the Commons serves made to order omelets, features a cereal bar, and has hot entrees that change daily. At lunch time, choose from many different styles of cuisine; there's something exciting every day! The Commons includes many tables and soft furniture around a cozy fireplace.
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.
The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to provide quality, accessible housing and to promote student learning and personal success in an inclusive, engaging community. Live! Learn! Engage!
The Office of Residence Life administers thirteen, smoke free residence halls that can accommodate approximately 3,800 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 floors, 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. Many 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 per student for network access, and wireless network access.
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.
Each residence hall is administered by a Professional Masters-level Complex Director and a graduate student Assistant Complex Director. A Resident Assistant (RA) lives in each wing and assists students with the residential living, learning experience. Custodians work hard in each building to keep public area facilities clean and attractive. All of these staff members are eager to work with residents to meet their on-campus housing needs.
PROGRAMMING AND INVOLVEMENT
The UW-Whitewater residence halls are proud to offer a variety of programming and involvement opportunities to meet the needs of all students. Leadership Involvement Teams in each building work with the staff to plan many different activities such as dinners, diversity related programming, floor competitions, movie nights, intramural teams, study skill programs, and speakers to present a variety of topics.
The UWWTV station operates through the Office of Residence Life and offers opportunities for involvement.
The Office of Residence Life is the largest student employer on campus and is often recruiting for many positions such as RA, desk receptionist, student custodian, clerical assistant, graphic artist, grounds crew worker, and many others. Students seeking information about these positions, or any aspect of Residence Life, should feel free to call for more information or refer to the Residence Life web site at www.reslife.uww.edu.
All freshman and sophomore students with fewer than 60 units are required to live in university-operated residence halls. Exceptions can be made for students who are veterans, are married, are two academic years or more beyond earning a high school diploma or equivalent, or who have university permission to live at home. A notarized request for commuter status must be filed with the Office of Residence Life. Students may also be exempted from this policy if they have resided in University-owned residence halls for at least four Fall/Spring terms.
Further information about housing, along with an application, is available to students upon their admission to the University. Students are required to submit a $125 deposit with their contract acceptance form. This deposit is non-refundable after the May 1 contract cancellation deadline identified in the contract.
Additional information about University-owned residence halls is available by calling the Office of Residence Life at (262) 472-4255 or visiting the Residence Life web site located at www.reslife.uww.edu. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 pm 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.
Any questions, comments, or suggestions are welcome and can be directed to the Whitewater Student Government Office in University Center 61. The telephone number is (262) 472-1166, and the FAX number is (262) 472-5097.
The University Bookstore, located in Moraine Hall, provides personal and educational materials to students and faculty. In addition to course textbooks and manuals, dictionaries, magazines, CDs, 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, and general school supplies. In addition, video games, DVDs, cards, sundries, and stamps are available. Jackets, shorts, sweatshirts, backpacks, and T-shirts are also popular items. Class rings, caps and gowns, gift cards, and check cashing are services provided by Bookstore staff. You may also place orders on the website at uwwhitewaterbookstore.com and customize gifts and apparel on www.uwwhitewater.customfanshop.com/.
UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND COUNSELING SERVICES
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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 UW-W 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
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 www.uww.edu/uhcs. 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-W 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 AT UHCS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
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. Students may meet individually with Career and Leadership Development staff to talk about various career and developmental issues.
The UW-Whitewater Women’s Center is a supportive community dedicated to fostering women’s individual empowerment through educational programs, resources, and referrals.
The Women’s Center collaborates with UW-W students, faculty, staff, and the larger community on programs designed to increase awareness about issues affecting women.
The Center is a place where women and men can work to address diverse needs, interest, and concerns, including the promotion of equality by challenging imbalances of power based on sexism and other forms of oppression. Students on campus can also receive information and referrals in matters relating to a wide range of gender issues.
The Women’s Center is located in the Warhawk Involvement Center, UC 127. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call the Women’s Resource Center at (262) 472-1471.
The University offers a high-quality preschool program for two to eleven year old children of students, faculty/staff, and community families. Full-day and part-day schedules are available to suit parents’ work and study times on and off campus for children ages twelve months up to six years old. The Children’s Center also serves as a teacher-training site, is state-licensed, and is accredited by NAEYC. The Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. For information regarding curriculum, registration and fees visit our website, http://www.uww.edu/childrenscenter/ or call:
UW-Whitewater Children Center
800 W. Main St, 1035 Roseman
Whitewater, WI 53190
THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
The Center for Global Education is responsible for the management and administration of international student services, education abroad programs, and the Travel Study Program. The Center, in cooperation with Departments and Colleges, develops international academic exchange relationships and manages a variety of reciprocal student exchange programs around the world. The Center 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 Center 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. For more information, please contact the Center for Global Education, Suite 1227, Hyland Hall, Tel. (262) 472-5759, or via the web at www.uww.edu/international.
CENTER FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Andersen Library 2002
(262) 472-4711 (V/Relay/TTY)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System has given the UW-Whitewater campus a unique, specific mission to provide services for students with disabilities. 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 are available to provide a wide variety of services to meet both the ordinary and unique needs of students with disabilities.
Students must apply for services through CSD by completing an application and submitting appropriate documentation. Students are encouraged to apply for services at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the term of enrollment. Qualified students will develop an individualized academic accommodation plan with CSD. Services include, but are not limited to:
Project ASSIST is a fee-for-service program for students with disabilities and a component of the Center for Students with Disabilities. The program is designed to support students in their pursuit of a university degree without compromising academic standards. By teaching specific learning strategies and self-advocacy, Project ASSIST enables students become independent, successful learners. Services include:
A four-week Summer Transition Program is offered for incoming freshman with disabilities. Students are enrolled in 4 credits of university coursework and participate in a variety of programming to promote academic success at the university level. Students live and learn at the UW-W campus during the four weeks. This is a fee based program. Contact CSD at (262) 472-4711 for more information or visit the CSD website (http://www.uww.edu/csd/.
The UW-Whitewater University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency providing 24-hour, year-round police protection and services to the campus community. Fourteen sworn police officers and one non-sworn employee staff the department.
The mission of the University Police 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 University Police 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.
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.
ADVANCED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (AOP) AWARDS
The purpose of AOP is to expand the number of minority and disadvantaged students who receive graduate degrees from UW-Whitewater. To be eligible for an AOP award, individuals must be (1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and (2) members of traditionally under-represented minority groups (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or statutorily designated Southeast Asian) or non-minority disadvantaged students. Individuals who are residents of the State of Wisconsin and members of the aforementioned minority groups are given highest priority for receiving AOP awards.
The amount of a full AOP award for the 2012-2013 academic year is $8,400. The award amount for subsequent years is contingent upon funding being appropriated from the Wisconsin State Legislature, and is subject to change. Out-of-state students who receive AOP awards are also eligible for a remission of the non-resident portion of tuition costs for the time period of the award.
Additional information and application forms are available by contacting the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Support Services, 226 McCutchan Hall, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790. Telephone (262) 472-4985.
LEADERSHIP AND MILITARY SCIENCE EDUCATION
Qualified graduate students who are interested in acquiring valuable credentials, financial assistance, and career choices should consider enrolling in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. The two-year program leads to a commission and possible service to the nation in the US Army, National Guard, or Army Reserves. The courses studied also provide students with the credentials and specialized leadership expertise to be successful supervisors, managers, or administrators and is universally applicable across a broad spectrum of professions. Applications are available from the Department of Leadership, Military Science, and Aerospace Studies, Room 317, Goodhue Hall.
Approximately twenty percent of the students at UW-Whitewater are 25 years of age or older. This group of adults is served by the Office of Continuing Education through the various programs and services described below.
Off-campus courses are offered in many communities in southeastern Wisconsin in response to requests received by the Credit Outreach Office and on the basis of survey results. Credit granted by UW-Whitewater for off-campus courses is fully accredited. Students enrolling in off-campus courses are responsible for making certain that such courses meet the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. If there is a question about a particular course, students should contact their academic advisor or the chairperson of their major department or emphasis area. For information about the Credit Outreach Program, see http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/credit or call (262) 472-1100.
UW-Whitewater does not offer correspondence courses but accepts correspondence course units offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Students should contact the Admissions Office at (262) 472-1440 to determine how correspondence courses will transfer into their programs. Correspondence Course/Independent Learning catalogs are available by calling the Credit Outreach Office at (262) 472-1100 or on-line at https://il.wisconsin.edu/indes.aspx
As an alternative to face-to-face instruction in the traditional classroom, students may be able to participate in some UW-Whitewater courses at off-campus sites using one or more of the following technologies: (1) Compressed digital video, a UW System interactive video network, (2) WisLine Web, a service combining audio-conferencing (WisLine) with a browser-based Web/data conference application, and (3) WisLine, an audio conference calling service using standard phone lines linking sites anywhere in the state or the world.
UW-Whitewater offers a variety of online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students need Internet access and a web browser to participate. Hardware and software requirements may vary.
UW-Whitewater distance education courses are listed in the online Schedule of Classes and on the http://distancelearning.wisconsin.edu website, an online UW-Extension resource which lists all of the distance education courses offered by UW System institutions.
TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAMS
These travel programs are usually short sessions (2-4 weeks in length) and are directed by members of the University faculty and staff. In most cases, credit may be earned. Academic requirements may include pre- and post seminars, preliminary study, class work during the tour, and/or subsequent assignments. For information on overseas programs designed for K-12 teachers or domestic programs designed for traditional students, call the Office of Continuing Education/Travel Study Programs at (262) 472-1003 (Roseman 2010). The Office of Continuing Education’s Travel Study Programs website is located at http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/travel. For short term overseas programs designed primarily for currently enrolled students or study abroad opportunities, call the Center for Global Education at (262) 472-5759 (Hyland 1227).
A twelve-week Summer Session is offered each year with numerous courses and programs of shorter duration. Students may take up to 12 units during this twelve-week session. Coursework in excess of this maximum load must be approved by the dean of the college of the student’s major. For a class schedule or information about Summer Session, see http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/summer or call (262) 472-1100.
Winterim is a three-week session held between the Fall and Spring terms, designed to help students keep on track for graduation. It features sections of courses that tend to fill up quickly during the academic year. Students may take only one course during Winterim. Generally the Winterim session begins shortly after New Year’s Day and concludes on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Depending on the calendar, Winterim may begin in late December. For information on Winterim, see http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/winterim or call (262) 472-1100.
CONFERENCES, SUMMER CAMPS, WORKSHOPS, AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
The University has an active non-credit program schedule. Campus facilities can house and feed up to 3,700 persons, depending upon the time of year. Part of the outreach mission deals with meeting the interests of students and residents of Whitewater and the surrounding communities in southeastern Wisconsin. For information on upcoming programs, call (262) 472-3165 or visit http://uww.edu/conteduc/camps/.