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Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!

We are glad to have you as part of the Warhawk community! Below is a snapshot of technology resources available for students or employees. If you experience issues with campus technology, visit the Get Help page.

We are pleased to welcome our UW- Rock County colleagues to UW-Whitewater. Please checkout our UW-W at Rock County Technology Welcome Packet. 

For UW-Rock employees entering the UW-Whitewater ecosystem, we have provided a document that compares campus-supported technology services and tools. (Campus Supported Technology) - Interactive PDF

Student Resources

  • UW-W App - The UW-Whitewater App will hold your course schedule, agenda, and campus events. Stay organized, connect with other students, and access campus resources.
  • Tech Quest - An interactive, guided tour of technology on campus, intended to ensure that all students know what technology resources are available to them, and where to find more information, and help.
  • Net-ID - Your UW-Whitewater username to log in to many UW-Whitewater services.
  • Wireless - Available in most areas on campus.
  • Email - Official university communications, announcements, billing, and course info are sent to your UW-Whitewater email.
  • Canvas - UW-Whitewater is in the process of transitioning it's online learning management system to Canvas.
  • WINS - Allows students to register for classes, access your schedule, and view your academic advising report.
  • Emergency App - Get important campus alerts on your smartphone.
  • Labs - General Access & Departmental Computer Labs are available to students with a valid Net-ID.
  • Printers - Located within campus computer labs. Lab Printing is for students. Look at each lab.
  • Storage - UW-Whitewater provides Google Apps as the recommended personal cloud storage option.
  • Gaming - Register your device to connect your gaming system or streaming media player.
  • LinkedIn Learning - A vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.

Download Full Student's Guide to Technology (PDF) »

Employee Resources

  • Campus username: Net-ID - Used to access the university's technology resources.
  • Email - Microsoft Outlook is part of your MS Office package on your campus computer, but you can also access your email and calendar through Outlook Web Access (OWA) -
  • Printer Set-up - To install a printer, visit and select the building and floor and click the image of the applicable printer to install.
  • Document Storage - The recommended method for campus file storage is network storage. UW-Whitewater also offers Google Drive, which is accessible anywhere on or off campus.
  • Phones (VoIP) - UW-Whitewater uses a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system on campus. Your phone is connected to email and instant messenger (Jabber).
  • Connecting to Wireless - UW-Whitewater offers free access to its extensive wireless network to those with a valid UW-Whitewater Net-ID.
  • Emergency App - Get important campus alerts on your smartphone.
  • Remote Access - To access files off campus you will need to connect to the network by downloading VPN client, visit .
  • Spam Filtering - You are able to control your spam settings on your UW-Whitewater email account.
  • Photo Privacy - By default your Hawk Card photo is set to display to all campus users through our email system, but you can adjust your privacy settings.
  • Technology Training - Live, hands-on, training seminars are available to all employees. In addition, you have access to thousands of online tutorials at LinkedIn Learning.
  • Software Installation - Employees are able to download software through ZENworks (PC software installation window) or Casper/Self-Service (Mac software installation window) via the campus network.

Download Full Welcome to Whitewater Guide (PDF) »

ICIT Terms and Definitions

  • ICIT - Instructional, Communication and Information Technology
  • TSC - Technology Support Center
  • WINS - Whitewater Information Network for Students (WINS is used to access student records and other student related information)
  • LTC - Learning Technology Center
  • OWA - Outlook Web-Access
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network