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. Click here to begin.

Meet the Staff


Dr. Lauren Smith, Director of Adult Learning, 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.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit to the campus please call 262-472-6237. You may also e-mail Lauren at  Her office is located in McCutchan 212.

Aryel Plomb-Hardginski, Adult Student Services Coordinator

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting please call 262-472-1619. You may also e-mail Aryel at  Her office is located in McCutchan 211.

Amy Moore supports veterans on campus by helping them create strong campus connections and by being a safe and reliable confidant. She is an advocate for student veterans and military personnel across campus, helping veterans to navigate benefits programs and to build the support systems they need to stay in college and graduate.

Amy Moore

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.


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-Whitewater's Lactation Rooms are located in Hyland Hall, Room 1006, McCutchan Hall Room 318, and a Lactation Pod located on the 4th floor of Laurentide Hall. These locations provide a private, cozy space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse. To gain access to the room located in Hyland Hall, simply submit the Hyland Hall Lactation Room Request Form or contact the Online Ed & Tech support Room in Hyland 3001 (262-472-4981 or To request access to the room in McCutchan Hall please contact Maureen Quass at 262-472-6733 or To book the Pod in Laurentide Hall, please locate the mobile app listed on the Pod door and download for use.

Rock County Campus

The Lactation Room is located in Williams Hall, lower level, W21 and is available to Staff and Students.

This room will provide a private, cozy space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse. The room includes electricity, a sink and a small refrigerator for milk storage. 

To reserve the room please contact Tanja Anderson, Campus Administrative Specialist or (608) 898-5039

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.