School of Graduate Studies

One-Stop Graduate Student Resources


Welcome to your comprehensive hub for graduate student success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater! As a graduate student, you have unique needs and challenges, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

This website is your one-stop-shop for all the essential information and resources you'll need to thrive in your graduate program. From enrolling in classes and navigating important deadlines to accessing academic advising and graduation requirements, we've got you covered.

Whether you're just starting your graduate journey or nearing the finish line, you'll find the tools and guidance you need to make the most of your time at UW-Whitewater. Explore the sections below to get started, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We're here to help you succeed!

How can I find my advisor?
You can check on WINS under the AAR and Advising tile for the name and e-mail address of your advisor. If you have not been assigned an advisor, contact the appropriate advising or departmental office:

  • Students with fewer than 24 units and Undeclared undergraduates: contact the Academic Advising & Exploration Center
  • Students with 24 or more units who have declared majors in College of Arts & Communications, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Letters and Sciences - contact the department of your major.
  • Students with 24 or more units who have a declared major in the College of Business and Economics - contact the CoBE Advising and Career Services office

How do I get my advising report?
An up-to-date Academic Advising Report (AAR) is available on WINS for students seeking their first degree. Select the AAR and Advising tile, then 'AAR'. It is recommended you click the 'View as PDF' to for a more viewer friendly format.
You should review this regularly, and always take an updated AAR when you meet with your advisor.

*These programs have additional codes of conduct to follow. Review specific programs handbook for their official policy. The appeal process begins at section 7 of Program Code of Conduct document.

Students seeking to transfer credits must complete a transfer credit form for approval. At UW-Whitewater, all coursework, except for a maximum of twelve credits, must be undertaken within our institution. Visit our Graduate Transfer Credit website for more information.

Apr. 1 Fall 2024 registration begins
May 11 Spring commencement
May 20 - Aug. 10 Summer official calendar for add/drop/withdraw deadlines
May 20-Aug. 10 12-week summer session
May 20-Jun. 29 Nine-week summer sessions
Jun. 10-Aug. 10
May 20-Jun. 29 Six-week summer sessions
Jun. 10-Jul. 20
Jul. 1-Aug. 10
May 20-Jun. 8 Three-week summer sessions
Jun. 10-29
Jul. 1-20
Jul. 22-Aug. 10
Sep. 3-May 16 Fall official calendar for add/drop/withdraw deadlines
Sep. 3-Oct. 22 Fall first half session
Oct. 23-May 16 Fall second half session
Nov. 26-Dec. 02 Fall break
Dec. 14 Commencement
Jan. 6-24 Winterim official calendar for add/drop/withdraw deadlines
Jan. 27-May 16 Spring official calendar TBA
Jan. 27-Mar. 18 Spring first half session
Feb. 15 Graduate Assistantship Deadline for 2025-2026 Academic Year
Mar. 19-May 16 Spring second half session
May 17 Commencement
May 27 - Aug. 16 Summer official calendar TBA

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Our Graduate School Faculty

Our faculty are committed to mentoring, challenging, and supporting you throughout your program - whether it be at the master's, educational specialist, or doctoral levels. The graduate faculty you will work with have distinguished themselves as a unique blend of accomplished and widely-published scholars and knowledgeable, well-connected professionals who know what works in the field.

Meet our Graduate School Faculty »