Life in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a state in the upper Midwest of the United States. It is a state that prides itself in its dairy farms, lakes, and small-town life, as well as offering cultural arts in its larger cities of Milwaukee and Madison. In other words, Wisconsin offers a lot to enjoy for everyone. In Whitewater, you will find a commitment to the arts through productions in the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium and art exhibits throughout the University galleries and the Arts Alliance downtown.  

"Wisconsinites" (people from Wisconsin) enjoy the four seasons-biking and boating in the summer and fall, cross-country skiing and ice-fishing in the winter and early spring.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the beauty that Wisconsin has to offer and try new or familiar these activities while studying at UW-Whitewater!

Fast facts about Whitewater, Wisconsin

  • Whitewater is a safe and friendly community of 14,769.
  • Whitewater is just two hours from Chicago, so big-city excitement is close by!
  • We have four distinct seasons, each with its own natural beauty.
  • Nearby state parks and natural areas allow students to enjoy Wisconsin's outdoor beauty.

Community Resources


  • Whitewater Unified School District's Adult ESL Courses -  Enjoy adult ESL courses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at Whitewater High School for an annual fee of $25. These classes focus on survival English for beginners, basic computer skills, and citizenship. For more information, contact Sandra Heyer at


  • Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center - The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center has an indoor water park and daily adult open swim from 5:30 am-12 pm.  UW-Whitewater students with valid ID get the reduced admission rate of $7.00 per day.
  • Bicyclewise - Local Whitewater bike shop, Bicyclewise not only sells and repairs bikes, but they also rent them.  
  • Cinemas of Whitewater - The local movie theater in Whitewater shows newly released, first-run films for every kind of movie lover.


Beijing Buffet 1139 W. Main St. 262-472-0777
China House 128 W. Main St. 262-473-9788
Cozumel 1139 W. Main St. 262-472-0131
Culver’s 1414 W. Main St. 262-472-9999
Fat Jacks 146 W. Main St. 262-472-9360
Fratelli’s 162 W. Main St. 262-472-0747
Gus’ Pizza Palace 139 W. Center St. 262-473-3562
Jersey Mike’s Subs 1116 W. Main St. 262-472-9000
Jessica’s 140 W. Main St. 262-473-9890
Jimmy John’s 1139 W. Main St. 262-473-6100
Karina’s Mexican 137 W. Main St. 262-472-9492
McDonald’s 1069 W. Main St. 262-473-7811
Pizza Hut 1107 W. Main St. 262-473-7887
Qdoba 1114 W. Main St. 262-472-9200
Rocky Rococo 1210 W. Main St. 262-473-2105
Rosa’s Pizza 180 W. Main St. 262-472-9857
Salvo’s Coyote Grill 132 W. Center St. 262-472-0510
Second Salem 111 W. Whitewater St. 262-473-2920
Subway Sandwiches 1139 W. Main St. 262-473-7827
Taco Bell 1535 W. Main St. 262-473-1535
Taco Fresco 175 W. Main St. 262-473-1287
The Black Sheep 210 W. Whitewater St. 262-458-4751
The SweetSpot 226 W. Whitewater St. 262-473-5080
Tokyo 161 W. Main St. 262-473-3000
Toppers Pizza 230 E. Milwaukee St. 262-473-4343


Global Experiences

Office of Global Experiences 

McCutchan Hall, Room 204
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
234 Carter Mall
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-5759
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Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES)

McCutchan Hall, Room 226
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-4985
E-mail us!    

International Admissions

Office of Admissions

Roseman Building, Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us:
Phone: 262-472-1440
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