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Community Outreach

UW-Rock County is a valuable resource for the community. It serves not only the needs of students for quality post-secondary education, but also the needs of the community for continuing education, cultural events and faculty expertise in many disciplines.

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You may be aware that UW-Rock County officially became part of UW-Whitewater. This is an exciting milestone in the history of our campuses and we remain dedicated to delivering high-quality programs.You'll experience the same great instruction at the same location in Janesville, but you'll notice the website, registration information and communications will come from UW-Whitewater. And you will definitely see a lot more purple.

Mission Statement

In 2021, the UW-Rock County Foundation merged with the UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc. 


Our Vision: Inspiring philanthropic support for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

 Our Mission: Encouraging, enabling and celebrating philanthropy with those who care about the University and providing a perpetual source of support for the University.


Donate To The Foundation

Your gift to the UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc. plays a vital role at Rock County’s College of Integrated Studies by providing much-needed scholarships, professional development, non-budget items, and community programming to support students.

Donate by mail

Mail check payable to: UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc.

800 West Main Street

Whitewater, WI 53190

 Please indicate in the memo “Support College of Integrated Studies”


Donate online

Donate online at uww.edu/give


Katie Kuznacic, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement


Email: kuznacik@uww.edu

Phone: 262-472-5472


Customer service Phone Number: 262-472-1105

The Foundation seeks to enhance UW-Whitewater at Rock County's intellectual and cultural capacity through the financial support of faculty, administration, and structures. Our mission is tri-fold:

  • To offer an academic arena where everyone is given a chance to succeed by assisting in the provision of:
    • A College financially available to all whether young or old, single or married, whether a grandparent, parent, or child.
    • A Campus that unites ethnic minorities, the displaced workers, returning life-long learners, and those with disabilities.
  • To achieve the highest level of excellence in instruction through the support of the faculty's pursuit of knowledge.
  • To assist in the provision of an environment that is most conducive to successful learning.

As well as providing for students, the Foundation also is endeavoring to provide future learning opportunities for the faculty, whether that is through conferences, seminars, or memberships in academic arenas, assuring that the UW-Whitewater at Rock County faculty's instruction remains relevant and a cut-above the rest.

Annual Giving

"Wealth is the means, and the people are the ends. All our material riches will avail us little if we do not use them to expand the opportunity of our people." -John F. Kennedy

Your support of UW-Rock County Foundation through annual giving is an investment in your neighbors. These gifts are put to use in the year they are given, making an immediate and important difference in the life of students, faculty and the community at large through support of cultural enrichment. The UW-Rock County Foundation accepts cash, check, pledges, or monthly giving.

How to Give

The UW-Rock County Foundation accepts cash, check, pledges, or monthly giving.
UW-Rock County Foundation
2909 Kellogg Ave
Janesville, WI 53546

Contact Sue Conley for Questions

Volunteer Your Time

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Foundation volunteer can assist with various clerical duties, help serve cake at commencement, lend a hand with fundraising functions, or even help with gardening and beautifying the campus. Everyone has his or her own gift, which he or she can share with the UW-Rock County Foundation. Time is one of the most valuable gifts we can give. If you can offer some of your time to the UW-Rock County Foundation, please contact us at 608-898-5044 or email conleys@uww.edu.


Established in 1965, the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus is a partnership between Rock County, which owns and maintains the land and facilities, and the State of Wisconsin through the University of Wisconsin, which pays salaries and operational expenses.

With a student population of about 900, the campus sits on 50 acres, has a 65,000-volume library, a living prairie, and a 225-seat theater. The campus offers collaborative degree programs with UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater, which allow students to complete a bachelor's degree on-site.

Community Impact

  • Musical presentations, theatre productions, faculty lectures, and athletic events are open to members of the community. Most events are free!
  • College for Kids offers local school children unique learning opportunities during the summer months.
  • UWW Rock County faculty and staff participate each year in the local United Way campaign.
  • Faculty members present a lecture series to the elderly at a local retirement community center.
  • Students participate in an internship program, offering their services to local companies while gaining expertise in a chosen field.

The UW-Rock County Foundation, Inc. encourages the enrollment of students who will add to the overall excellence of academic and co-curricular programs. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial support for, and recognition of, students who have demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership, and/or financial need.

Applicants must first be admitted and enrolled in order to be awarded a Foundation Scholarship. After you are accepted, you will be given a username and password from the university. The scholarships will be divided equality, in most cases, unless there are special circumstances, between the fall and spring semesters.

Please Note:  Foundation applications must be submitted to the appropriate person by the due date as described within the application materials.

UW-Rock County Foundation Scholarship Application (Applicaton materials available January 2022 for next scholarship cycle)

Wartman BAAS Scholarship Application (for BAAS students)

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on the UW-Whitewater Scholarships webpage.

UW-Whitewater at Rock County has a new solar photovoltaic system aimed at education and promotion of sustainable energy. Project leaders Dr. Robert McCallister, UW-Whitewater at Rock County professor of geography, and Dr. Dale Buechler, a UW-Platteville associate professor of engineering who teaches at UW-Whitewater at Rock County, welcome your ideas, questions and use of this information.

  • Help tells you more about each part of the display and explains the electrical terms.
  • Simple charts Solar Electricity measured over time, measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). This view combines the energy of all our solar arrays. You can enlarge any chart and download a CSV data file. For even greater detail, zoom-up your browser page size.
  • Detail shows Energy, Power, Voltage, and Current for all three solar arrays. Each solar array has nine solar panels. Each array has its own color on the charts. You can compare the three arrays over time.
    • 1 PV is pole mounted and can be manually adjusted as the seasons change.
    • 2 PV is the pole mounted dual axis tracker that follows the sun across the sky each day.
    • 3 PV is the stationary awning-mounted array on the south wall of engineering.

More to Explore - Teachers, Homeowners, Businesses!

Fascinating features of our solar project, including photos and ideas useful for home, business, and classroom: UW-Rock Solar Research. We will periodically update this information.

Please contact Bob McCallister

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Speakers Bureau is a collection of campus experts who are available to talk to service and professional groups and who may be able to comment to the media on a variety of topics and issues. The list is organized alphabetically by topic and covers a wide range of subject areas. If you do not find a resource for a specific topic of interest, please e-mail uwwrockinfo@uww.edu  and we'll help you make your connections. We look forward to working with you.

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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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