Adult Student Outreach
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Support for Returning Adult Students

Orientation for Adult Students (Readmitted and Non Degree Seeking Students)

We have created an online orientation to help familiarize you with WINS, Canvas, academic policies, and campus resources. Please click here to begin.

Meet the Staff

Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith, Student Services Coordinator key responsibility is to provide one-on-one attention to encourage and coordinate support for you as an adult learner. She is an advocate and resource for all adult students on campus. Some of the valuable services she can provide you include:

  • Support services to meet your unique needs as an adult student and help to enhance your experience at UW-W.
  • Programs and services that help you connect to the campus community such as Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).
  • Guidance and support to assist you with the transition while understanding you have other responsibilities such as employment and family obligations.

" You might like to know that in 2007, I too was a nontraditional student learning to juggle working full time, raising kids, and attending school on the weekends. I remember well the challenges of being in your shoes, and know those fears that creep into your thinking. I would like to offer my words of encouragement. It is truly never too late to go back to school. Hopes, dreams, and goals can be obtained at any age." - Lynn Smith

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit to the campus please call 262-472-1619 or toll free 888-308-3151. You may also e-mail Lynn at  The Adult Student Coordinator is located in Roseman 2017.

Follow UW-W adult/nontrad students on Facebook by clicking here

richard harrisRichard Harris, Coordinator of Student Veterans and Military Services supports veterans on campus by helping them create strong campus connections and by being a safe and reliable confidant. He helps veterans successfully transition from service to college, oversees the veteran’s lounge, and develops resources and policies to enhance the experience of veteran students. He is an advocate for student veterans and military personnel across campus, and he creates the support systems veterans need to stay in college and graduate.

Coordinator of Student Veterans and Military Services at UW-Whitewater
2208A Andersen Library (Veteran’s Lounge)

Returning Students

Student Involvement


Adult Student Connections Organization

Adult Students Connections is a great opportunity for anyone interested in connecting with other adult/non-traditional students on campus. We are dedicated to supporting each other on our educational journeys. We communicate by email and Facebook, and would love to have you join us.

Follow UW-W adult/nontrad students on Facebook by clicking here


To be matched with a mentor, please complete the application form   Online Application Form.

Veterans and Service Members Organization

At UW-Whitewater, you will have the opportunity to join the Veterans and Service Members Organization. The campus organization is involved in social, academic, informational and community services. For more information email:

The Non Trad Pad

The Non Trad Pad is located near the Career and Leadership Offices, past the bay of computers and Bailey Interview Center. It is tucked in the corner near the fireplace. Stop in for as little or as long as your busy schedule allows. It is casual and a fun way to meet other nontraditional students on campus.

Veterans Students' Lounge - Andersen Library

The main floor of Andersen Library is home to a lounge for our student armed services veterans. The lounge is equipped with reading materials, comfortable furniture, and Skype stations for keeping in touch with family and friends overseas.

Family Resources

Lactation Room - Breastfeeding

UW-Whiteawter's Lactation Room is located in Hyland Hall - Room 1006 and provides a private, coy space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse.  To gain access to the room simply submit the Hyland Hall Lactation Room Request Form or contact the Online Education and Technology Support Center located in Hyland Hall - Room 3001 (262-472-4981)

UW-Whitewater Andersen Library - Children's Area

LibraryAndersen Library features a newly remodeled Children's Area on the library's second floor. The Children's Area contains children's books, music, videos, cd's, interactive learning games, a television and even k-12 textbooks. * Children must be supervised.

City of Whitewater - Parks and Recreation Department

Just as the University of Wisconsin of Whitewater is an exceptional place to learn, this website is intended to be a great place to browse and gather information on recreational opportunities for you and your family to take part in around the city of Whitewater.