UW-Whitewater at Rock County


Our diverse students embark on a rewarding journey of academic advancement and personal growth in a supportive atmosphere. UW-Whitewater at Rock County's College of Integrated Studies combines the advantages of a small college with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. That makes our Rock County Campus your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

You'll benefit from:

  • A strong curriculum that provides a solid foundation for success in more than 200 majors.
  • Small classes with an average of 24 students that allow for plenty of one-on-one attention, making the transition to college less stressful.
  • The lowest tuition in the University of Wisconsin System. Start here and you'll save thousands in tuition and fees in addition to thousands in housing costs if you live at home.
  • Approachable instructors who are known for going the extra mile to help students succeed during the critical first two years of college.
  • The Guaranteed Transfer Program, which ensures admission to the UW four-year campus of your choice, including UW-Whitewater and UW-Madison. Our students have the highest graduation rate among all transfer students.
  • Advisors who are readily available to help plan your course schedule, explain transfer options and examine career choices.

At the Rock County Campus, courses are designed for transfer within the UW System. The College of Integrated Studies is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, so the credits you earn will be accepted by other colleges and universities in Wisconsin and throughout the country. When you decide to transfer to a baccalaureate institution, we will be there to assist you every step of the way!

About the Rock County Campus
UW-Whitewater's Rock County Campus is located on almost 50 rolling acres on Janesville's southwest side. Most buildings are open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and most administrative offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours are subject to change depending on staffing and scheduled special events, and the campus may be closed for holidays or inclement weather or emergencies. 
Campus Buildings
  • Hyatt Smith Hall (1965, remodeled in 2009) Administrative offices, classrooms, bookstore, commons area and café
  • Allen Hall (2008) Library, distance education classrooms, a lecture hall, student common areas, computer laboratories, offices, and more are features of this newest addition to the campus
  • Andrews Hall (1965) Classrooms, federally funded TRIO Student Support Services, Learning Support Center, faculty offices
  • Williams Hall (1965, remodeled in 1999) Chemistry, biology, physics, geography, anthropology, nursing, computer lab, lecture hall, student study space
  • Wells Cultural Center (1982) Theater, gymnasium, art studio, music practice rooms, maintenance shop
  • Engineering Center (2007) State-of-the-art engineering laboratory, classroom, offices
Student Profile 
  • 905 students enrolled 
  • 48% of students are full time and 52% are part time 
  • 33% of students are age 22 or older
Employee Profile 
  • Total employees: about 125
  • 96% of faculty have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field 
  • Tuition for two semesters, full-time enrollment for Wisconsin residents at UW-Whitewater at Rock County is $5,132 in 2018-19.

University of Wisconsin-Rock County
2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546
Phone: 608-758-6565
Fax: 608-758-6564Convenient to most Rock County-area students, UW-Rock County is located off of Highway 51 in Janesville, at the intersection of Kellogg Avenue and South River Road, just minutes from I-90.UW-Rock County is set on 50 rolling acres adjacent to the Rock River. Facilities include dozens of classrooms and laboratories, a library, greenhouse, bookstore, commons area, distance education rooms, theatre, band room, Learning Support Centercafe, gymnasium, fitness center, and a soccer field.Detailed Campus Map (includes classrooms and accessibility)

Driving Directions

From Madison

Take I-90 south to the south side of Janesville. Take Exit 177 (Hwy. 11 West). Proceed about one mile west until you reach Hwy. 51 (Center Ave.). Turn right onto Hwy. 51 and continue about one mile until you reach Kellogg Ave. Turn left (west) onto Kellogg Ave. and continue for about one mile. The campus is on the left (south) side of Kellogg Ave.

From Beloit

Take Hwy. 51 north to Janesville. Hwy. 51 will become Center Ave. in Janesville. When you reach Kellogg Ave., turn left (west) and continue for about one mile. The campus is on the left (south) side of Kellogg Ave.

From Chicago

Take I-90 north to the south side of Janesville, and exit Hwy. 11 West. Turn left on to Hwy 11 West and proceed to Hwy. 51. Take a right onto Hwy. 51 (Center Ave.) and continue until you reach Kellogg Ave. Turn left (west) onto Kellogg and continue for about 1 mile. The campus is on the left (south) side of Kellogg Ave.

Area Information

Dean's Office

Tricia Clasen, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Integrated Studies
or  clasenp@uww.edu

Campus Administration and Student Affairs
The Campus Administrator's Office manages all campus matters.

Kristin Fillhouer, Associate Dean of Administration and Student Affairs, Campus Administrator
608-758-6565 ext. 325

Tanja Anderson, Campus Administrative Specialist
608-758-6565 ext. 310  

Department of Integrated Studies

Kristin Plessel, Ph.D., Department Chair
Kristin.Plessel@uwc.edu or plesselk@uww.edu

Continuing Education

Continuing Education programs meet the needs of local residents and businesses for professional development and personal enrichment through a variety of non-credit courses, seminars and workshops. Programs are designed for students of all ages.

John Fons, Director of Continuing Education Services
Continuing Education page

Molly Cook, Program Manager of Continuing Education
608-758-6565 ext. 360
Continuing Education page

The goal of the UW-Rock County library is to facilitate success at UW-Rock County by providing access to information resources and professional assistance in finding and using them. The library is available for use by all Rock County residents.

Kim Cook, Library Director
608-758-6565 ext. 440


The Communications office oversees public & media relations, social media, coordinates campus photography; and performs other related duties.

For marketing, advertising and design assistance, please contact the UW Colleges Office of Marketing and Enrollment at marketing@uwc.edu or visit the UW Colleges Marketing and Enrollment webpage to start a project.

Solution Center
The Solution Center is responsible for admissions and enrollment; financial aid; records and registration; academic advising; placement testing; student orientation; student leadership and governance; student activities; accessibility services; student life; and student development initiatives.

Kristin Fillhouer, Assistant Campus Dean of Student Affairs
608-758-6565 ext. 325

Campus Location

2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Admissions Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Roseman Building 2060 
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1791
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