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Campus Resources Student Housing

Rock County Campus students who wish to live in the residence halls on the Whitewater Campus should contact University Housing »

Athletics and Recreation Athletics and Recreation

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Student Organizations Student Organizations

UW-Whitewater at Rock County offers extracurricular activities and services to students. Find out more »


Welcome Rock County students, faculty, and staff!

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University Bookstore

724 W. Starin Road

Whitewater, WI 53190


University Bookstore for Rock County

2909 Kellogg Ave.

Janesville, WI 53546

The Rockin' Grill is located in the Hyatt Smith Hall Commons area and is open on class days for meals and snacks. A variety of soups and hot entrees are available, as well as prepared salads and sandwiches. A made-to-order menu is also available most days with a tasty selection of hot sandwiches, quesadillas and more.


  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed 
  • Closed during academic break periods and summer.


Soda, juices, milk, snacks and other items are available from vending machines located in lower level lobbies of Williams Hall, Hyatt Smith Hall and Wells Cultural Center.

Most resources for faculty and staff are housed in the " For Employees" section of the UW Colleges website. However, there are a few specific resources and services for employees: 

Accessibility Services

UWW Rock County  strives to meet the needs of all our students. Direct questions about accessibility services to Ali Potratz, Disability Services Coordinator at the UWW Rock County campus. Additional information about accessibility services may be found by visiting the Center for Students with Disabilities »

Warhawk Emergency Fund

Students are able to apply for emergency funding to help with unexpected expenses that may arise.  The UWW Rock County fund is intended to help with unexpected financial emergencies, such as medical expenses, dental expenses, car repair, or travel for family emergency. We cannot help with on-going monthly expenses such as rent, credit card bills, groceries or utilities. We also can't pay for tuition, textbooks, student fees, legal services or fines. Students may complete an  online application form for this fund. For more information about the UWW Rock County fund and additional emergency funds through UW-Whitewater visit the Warhawk Emergency Fund webpage. 

Health & Wellness

The University provides a range of services to support student health and wellness including alcohol and drug education and counseling services.
Students who aren't already covered by a family member's policy are encouraged to sign up for health insurance.


Housing is available on the UW-Whitewater campus. UWW Rock County does not own or operate on-campus residence hall facilities. While many students attending our campus live at home and commute, there are also a number of students who reside in locally owned apartments or houses. Students interested in exploring local housing options are encouraged to view housing listings in the classified section of  The Janesville Gazette or by contacting local real estate agencies.

Adult Students

UWW Rock County welcomes adult students. At UWW Rock County, we've helped lots of adults achieve their goals and dreams. Whether you seek a new or enhanced career, want to take a course for intellectual enrichment or something in-between, you can do it and we can help.

Solution Center

The Solution Center provides comprehensive assistance to prospective and current students in the areas of admission, financial aid, advising, orientation, placement testing, disability services, tutoring services and student activities.Advisors are available to help students learn about, degree options, majors, academic requirements, and the process of transferring. Help is also available in assessing career goals, planning a return to school, adjusting to academic life, or other areas of concern relevant to beginning or returning to college.

Student Handbook & Policies

As a UWW Rock County student, you have certain rights and responsibilities respecting your relationship with your fellow students and the University. The rules, regulations and policies you will find in this booklet are intended to foster an environment of mutual respect for you and your fellow students and to enhance the educational environment of your campus. Here you will find information about federal and state laws, UW System and UW Colleges regulations, policies and procedures that pertain to you and your life on campus.

Policies and Resources | Student Handbook


Students can purchase textbooks, school supplies, course materials and more at the UWW Rock County bookstore. Visit the UW-W Bookstore's website to learn more.

Voting Guide

Voting is both a right and a responsibility for an engaged citizen. UWW Rock County encourages everyone to exercise the right to vote.A photo ID  will be  required at the polls for upcoming elections. Most UWW Rock County students will still be able to use a Wisconsin driver's license or State of Wisconsin ID, which already meet voter ID requirements. Free Voter ID cards can be obtained by UWW Rock County students at the Solution Center. 

UW-Whitewater Votes

UWW Rock County may at times use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of education, publicity, and student recruitment on behalf of the university, via the Internet, print publications, and other media.

Public Spaces & Events

Please be advised that images and videos taken in public spaces and/or at public events do not require authorization for publication. Your presence in or around college facilities and/or properties, as well as at off-campus university-sponsored events, constitutes your consent to the capture and/or use of your image and/or voice by UWW Rock County and waives any claims or rights, whether in law or in equity.

Please contact UW-Whitewater University Marketing and Communications with any questions regarding photo usage and photo opt-out options.

Safety Reports and Statistics »

Emergency System Alerts »

Sexual Misconduct Information (Title IX) »

Severe Weather

If you choose not to attend class due to weather conditions, please e-mail your instructor. Please keep in mind that if you miss class, you are responsible for making up the work. The campus can only be closed by order of the chancellor or governor.

Students have the opportunity to work on campus for several departments at the UWW Rock campus. Many students benefit from working part-time while going to college.  Student employment is a great way to assist with paying for the cost to attend college and helps students develop skills and gain work experience for future success in the career world. Many of these positions require Federal Work Study acceptance through financial aid. Contact the UWW Rock Solution Center at 608-758-6541 for more information about student employment and work study.  

Current positions at the UWW Rock campus include...

Solution Center Assistant

  • Greet students and all guests 
  • Make appointments for advisors and other staff
  • Answer phone and return messages
  • Return emails
  • Help answer frequently asked questions
  • Assist with projects
  • Customer service experience
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Library Assistant

  • Create displays
  • Learn to use college databases
  • Help students find academic materials
  • Customer service experience
  • Technology training
  • Check in/check out materials
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Dean's Office/Academic Affairs/Administrative Affairs Office Assistant

  • Filing
  • Scheduling
  • General office work
  • Reception
  • Social Media management
  • Additional tasks as assigned

TRiO/LSC Resource Assistant

  • Provide first point of contact in person and via phone
  • Direct students to appropriate resources
  • Make appointments with advisors and other staff
  • Assist with TRiO/LSC projects as needed
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Learning Support Center (LSC) Tutor

  • Assist fellow students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Help others with test preperation and assignments in math, science and writing intensive courses
  • Meet with instructors and/or attend lectures as necessary 
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Biology Lab Assistant

  • Prepare materials for biology laboratories and demonstrations
  • Help maintain lab facilities
  • Perform lab prep room tasks relating to organization, cleaning and inventory
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Chemistry Lab Assistant

  • Prepare materials for chemistry laboratories and demonstrations
  • Help manage lab stockroom tasks on organization, cleaning and inventory
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Placement Test Proctor

  • Assist with placement tests and set up
  • Greet and check in students for placement testing
  • Distribute and review testing materials and testing instructions
  • Monitor students taking tests
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Hawk Squad

  • Give tours of campus
  • Assist with SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration)
  • Participate on student panels and other campus events as needed
  • Be "Willie the Warhawk" for special events (Optional)
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Student Life and Events Assistant

  • Assist Student Life and Events Coordinator with event planning
  • Help with implementation of campus clubs and organizations
  • Assist with placement testing as needed
  • Assist with SOARs as needed
  • Assist with events and activities for Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • Assist students with finding textbooks and other materials for classes
  • Use register to complete transactions
  • Assist with stocking textbooks at beginning and end of semesters
  • Additional tasks as assigned


The HawkCard is your student ID and an essential part of campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Whitewater-Wisconsin at Rock County campuses. Your HawkCard should be carried with you at all times. Each card includes the following information of the authorized user:

  • Name
  • Status with the University (student or staff)
  • A digitized Photo

You will be able to take your photo and receive your HawkCard at the Warhawk Solution Center on the UWW Rock County campus.

For more information about your HawkCard visit the UW-Whitewater HawkCard webpage.

Dean's List 

Click here to view the fall 2020 Dean's List.

Campus Location

2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Admissions Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Roseman Building 2060 
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1791

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