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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 »

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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: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • 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.

Accessibility Services

UWW Rock County strives to meet the needs of all our students. Direct questions about accessibility services to the Solution Center. Visit the Center for Students with Disabilities »

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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.

Ebola Information

Although the Ebola virus poses no immediate threat to the general United States population, it is important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreak is occurring (currently Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Republic of the Congo) and to seek immediate medical care.


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, the Community Shoppers Inc., 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


Students can purchase textbooks, school supplies, course materials and more at the UWW Rock County bookstore. Visit the store'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. https://www.uww.edu/vote

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.

Opt-Out Form

Should an employee or student (or the parents or guardians of such persons who are under the age 18) NOT want to be photographed or recorded, or have their name or biographical information used in connection with any such recording, they must submit a completed Photo Opt-Out Form to the Office of Students Affairs/Solution Center.Individuals who submit a completed Photo Opt-Out Form are also responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography and/or recording is taking place, or notifying the camera operator of their opt-out status. Failure to do so may result in that individual's inclusion in a photograph or recording and will be treated as consent for the university to utilize that photograph or recording accordingly. Photo Opt-Out Form

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.When a completed Photo Opt-Out Form is on file, the university will make every effort to honor that individual's Opt-Out status, even in public spaces or at public events.

Annual Campus Security Reports

The UW-Washington County Annual Security Reports include statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.Students will be notified each year, via e-mail, when the updated report is published. Copies of the report can be obtained from the Solution Center or http://uwc.edu/students/safety.

Severe Weather

If you choose not to attend class due to weather conditions, please phone or 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.


eAlerts will automatically notify you if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather or in the case of an emergency on campus. eAlert mail messages are automatically sent to all campus email addresses.You can also receive eAlerts by text on your cell phone - just update your phone information in PRISM.

Ebola Information

Although the Ebola virus poses no immediate threat to the general United States population, it is important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreak is occurring (currently Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Republic of the Congo) and to seek immediate medical care. 

More Information

View the Safety & Security page on the UW Colleges administrative website for more information about crime on campuses, sexual assault information, the sexual assault registry, and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Relationship Violence & Gender-based Discrimination

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning and working environment. We prohibit gender-based discrimination or harassment (including sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating/relationship violence, and stalking), as outlined in our policy and  Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972.

Reporting a Concern

We encourage all members of our educational community to seek support for and report all sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and gender-based discriminationThe Reporting Options website describes the different avenues you have to share your concerns, including confidential reporting options.


There are campus and community-based resources to help you respond to or manage sexual misconduct, dating/relationship violence, or gender-based discrimination. Visit the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Title IX homepage for more detailed information about Title IX, or visit the Resources webpage for information on your local campus contacts, law enforcement, medical and health care, counseling, and related support.

Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE)

UW Colleges is committed to reducing sexual assaultrelationship violence and stalking and harassment. The Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE) program strives to meet the needs of victims and engage students in making informed decisions and healthy choices.

Troubleshooting Resources

FAQs and Knowledgebase Resources

A variety of documentation is available through UW Colleges Knowledgebase to help you navigate technology issues during your time on campus.  Here are a few common items that you might need assistance with:

Campus Support

On campus technical support is provided by Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE). The CASE Answer Desk is located at the library's desk. Contact our CASE Associate, Alex Suchon, at 608-757-6565 for campus IT support. Specific functions performed by the CASE Answer Desk are:

  • First line IT support in classrooms and office
  • Answer basic student questions regarding services
  • Printing support
  • Direct students to library, IT and tutoring services
  • Student, faculty and staff https://uwc.edu/students/ucardUCards
  • For online software training services see LYNDA.com 

Central IT Service Center

The Central IT Service Center provides support for Desire2Learn (D2L)PRISME-mail and other software for students.

Wireless Network

WIFI Name User Sign in with
UWC-BYOD Faculty/Staff Staff username and password
UWC-Students Students Student username and password
UWC-Guest Guests  Once connected, check "agree" box and click Submit

Please note:

  • Wireless coverage and locations:  Wireless access should be available throughout most of the campus.
  • If you have any problems connecting, please visit CASE in the library or Alex Suchon at 608-757-6565

Checking E-Mail

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County provides every student and staff with an email account.  This is regarded as an official communication avenue for campus correspondence.  Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to check email accounts regularly for any important announcements and messages.Students can open a browser on any computer, on or off campus, and enter the following address: Office 365. You can find a link on any one of our web pages. You will then be asked to sign in.  The password is the same as your password for the Campus Network.

Technology Software Purchases 

Popular Student Websites/Links

University Computer Use Policies

Use of the UW Colleges and Extension computing systems are a privilege. Computer resources for these institutions are to be used for legal business and learning activity, and may not be used for purposes which are illegal, unethical or damaging to the reputation of the University or its members. For further details, please see UW Colleges Information Technology Policies.


Your All-Access Pass

As the official University of Wisconsin Branch Campus identification card, the UCard eliminates the need to carry cash, while providing you with special discounts and easy access on campus in the cafeteria, library and much more!

Get Your UCard

All UW branch campus students, faculty and staff can obtain a UCard. Find out how to get yours today.

Frequently Asked Questions

View answers to some of students' most common questions.

Manage Your Account

Deposit UCard Dollars, check your balance & view your transaction history.

Use Your U Card as your:

  • Student, Faculty or Staff ID
  • Debit Card
  • Library Card
  • Voter ID
  • Printing Card (coming soon)

Benefits of using the UCard:

  • Discounted UW branch campus meals
  • Accepted at UW branch  campus cafes and bookstores
  • Simple online depositing process
  • Safer and easier than cash
  • No transaction fees of any kind like checking or credit card accounts
  • Faster transaction time than with other forms of payment
  • Works on every UW branch campus

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